Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nyxen's Review of "Catching Fire"

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
400 Pages
Scholastic Press


Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet noting is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

Catching Fire, the epically amazing sequel to The Hunger Games, leaves us hungry for more after you turn the last page. The action was just as amazing as it was in the first novel, the drama was ten times more dramatic and the romance was just squeal-worthy. I'll be honest and say whenever I read about Peeta and Katniss I get all warm and fuzzy inside. They make me smile, erm, when they aren't fighting or arguing.

Which leads me to talk about character. The characters in this second novel are still amazing. They have developed tremendously through the course of these two novels and I have fallen in love with them even more. One of my favorite characters, besides Peeta, is Cinna. Who wouldn't love him and his gold eyeliner! He really makes Katniss who she is, the girl who was on fire, a mockingjay.

This novel delivers just as much punch as the first one did but I think it didn't out due the first. It was still just as amazing, just as awe-worthy, and just as freaking suspenseful. I want to congratulate Collins for writing such a respected novel even if it meant leaving us with a horrible cliffhanger. Maybe it was a good thing, something to make anticipate the third books, but I still don't appreciate it! I mean,c'mon, PEETA!!! D:

Overall, I rate this novel Five Stars.

Book 1 | Book 3

1 comment:

  1. I really want to read that book! I read The Hunger Games, but not the sequel!


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