Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.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.
In this second installment of the Hunger Games, Katniss’ victory comes back to haunt her. She caused the spark of anarchy erupting by the district. The ever spiteful President Snow sees Katniss’ actions of winning the last Hunger Games as an act of treasonous rebellion; and forces her prove her love for Peeta. Ultimately she is forced to participate in an All-star version of the Hunger Games. I must have screamed “NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo” then rant and raved for at least 20 minutes before I got back to the story.
Nothing short of epic!
From the first sentence, I felt as if I’m immediately sucked into the book. Suzanne Collins’ beautiful writing style makes it all tangible. I felt every emotion, every injury. All my senses actively reinforced the words. Panem is no longer a world of science fiction but just as believable as a summer vacation location. (One I would dread to visit, of course.) The well developed characters are now extensions of my own family. Catching Fire has teeth grinding scenarios and heart breaking dilemmas. This book does not disappoint and the ending is like a death blow.