The Hunger Games series is epic. That about sums it up in a few words. You know how some sequels are known to not hold the power of the first? Yeah, well Catching Fire was no exception. It was just as thrilling and surprising as the first book!
After her Hunger Games victory, Katniss is back with her family and friends in District 12, but word gets around that her and Peeta unknowingly helped cause an unrest in the country of Panem. Suddenly, making people believe Peeta and her and in love is top priority, or else President Snow will step in. But, Katniss is thrown into all too familiar situations and getting Peeta out alive is her only mission, even if others have something else planned.
Katniss is so empowering. I love her thoughts and feelings. I also liked the pull towards Gale and Peeta in Catching Fire. Katniss likes them both, but is emotionally confused and I feel as though it was a bit easier to connect with her, more on an emotional level. Haymitch is still as serious, yet goofy as ever…which is awesome! I really enjoyed the new characters introduced and I couldn’t wait to learn more about them. Each district’s lifestyle is so different that it was really great learning about them, however unfortunate their circumstances were.
Suzanne Collins’s writing is so amazing. I am eternally in awe of how amazing The Hunger Games series is. Generally, I’m not a huge fan of books that don’t have a lot of dialogue, but these books are the exception. They are written more like a ‘live diary’, where its all happening right on the spot. From Katniss’s perspective it just comes off as that much more personal and I really loved that.
Overall, please read Catching Fire! It kept me on my toes and clawed at my heart. Its a well rounded and very good read. If you haven’t started the series…please do so. I promise you will not regret a single moment of it!
For those who like: Dystopian, action, adventure/survival, strong heroines