REVIEW: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


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.

Title:  Catching Fire
Series:  Hunger Games Trilogy
Book #: 2
Author:  Suzanne Collins
Approximate Book Length:  403 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild


This book once again brought me to tears and kept me on the edge of my seat. The PTSD that Katniss experiences and Snow’s threats backing her into a corner just killed me. Ending up back in the arena wasn’t a surprise, but it was hard to read. Very intriguing though. I guessed at some of the players, but not all. The arena itself was exciting, in a disturbing way. The ending is devastating and had me reaching for book three immediately. I honestly feel this book may have been better than the first.

Bottom Line:

Catching Fire is the beginning of the rebellion and Katniss is right in the middle whether she knows it or not. The stakes are higher and consequences for Katniss’s every action could be deadly for everyone. SO GOOD!