Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #2)

catching fire

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

This book picks up soon after the end of the Hunger Games.  Just when Katniss thinks everything is over, she realizes that her problems are only just beginning.  What she did at the end of the Hunger Games has really ticked off the Capitol, and suddenly she has to live her entire life trying to appease them, while at the same time, a revolution has begun, and Katniss finds that whatever she does, it only adds fuel to the fire.

And then the Capitol changes the rules, and the fight for her life, and the lives of those she cares about, begins all over again.
Great followup to the Hunger Games.  Couldn't put this one down either.  I love interaction between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, as well as the love triange that's been created despite the fact that Katniss has been spending so much of her life just trying to keep herself and her family alive, she's never really considered falling in love...and now that the chance is there, she doesn't know what to do with it.
Very fun read.  Can't wait for the next one.  (checks library website...nope...not yet...hopefully tomorrow)

4 stars


On Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)