Title: Catching Fire
Series: The Hunger Games, Book 2
Author(s): Suzanne Collins
Rating: 5/5 stars
Catching Fire, the Second Book of the Hunger Games takes every element from the first book and ups it all several notches. Katniss finds herself at the mercy of President Snow, torn between Gale and Peeta and ultimately placed into a situation she never thought she'd find herself in.
I want to go on and on about this story, but I fear that talking about anything from the story will give key plot points away. Collins proved herself able to create a decent cliffhanger with The Hunger Games, but left me feeling dumbfounded at the end of Catching Fire. I even found myself turning the last page, hoping maybe there would magically be more to the story; knowing that Collins wouldn't leave me hanging like this! Alas, there was nothing. Just an empty void of pages that will have to wait to be filled until the third book is released, hopefully sooner than later. (Are you listening, Suzanne Collins?)
I can honestly say that Collins has upped her writing ability with Catching Fire as well. There were a few scenes in The Hunger Games that I felt were a little awkward, but she seems to have overcome these flaws (few and far between that they were) and has written a very slick and streamlined story. Her characters are naturally growing with their story, and the story is moving along at a quick but not rushed pace.
I'd love to go into more detail with the book, but this book is all about the shock and surprise. I can say that if you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you certainly won't be disappointed in Catching Fire. The third book cannot be released quick enough!
I simply want to read.
I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.
As always, happy reading!
2017 editI will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year. 2017 edit #2I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.