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Catching Fire is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is the sequel to the bestseller The Hunger Games. Before reading The Hunger Games trilogy, I had more than a few people tell me the first two books were good, but the last one was lacking. I couldn't disagree. Praise for Catching Fire: #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction Book of A People Magazine.
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Catching Fire is a science fiction young adult novel by the American novelist Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. As the. CATCHING FIRE. The Hunger Games Book 2. Suzanne Collins . abandoned quality with no fire on the hearth, no cloth on the table. I mourn my old life here. Catching Fire book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sparks are cittadelmonte.info are cittadelmonte.info the Capitol wants.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He cited the time needed to write and prep the movie given its tight production schedule as the deciding factor in a joint statement with Lions Gate Entertainment on April 10, On May 24, , it was announced that the film would be officially renamed The Hunger Games: The movie begins with a distressed Katniss Everdeen hunting outside District The two then return home.
One night of drinking didn't seem to cover it. The mockingjay imagery. The clock arena. The rebellion. President Snow being creepy as fuck. I was yelling and yelling at them to do it, and then finally they did, and I was like "YES! I find the love triangle a little annoying but mostly interesting. Katniss doesn't really know how she feels about either of them, because she doesn't have the freedom to feel on her own terms.
I like that she has some makeout time on the beach with Peeta, though. This series is reminding me more and more of Scott Westerfeld 's Uglies series.
I was hoping it'd go that way when I first read The Hunger Games. I was like, this government needs to be overthrown , Tally Youngblood-style. View all 48 comments. Jun 12, Ash rated it it was amazing Recommended to Ash by: Oh, snap. This is not a cliffhanger people, this is inhumane. Like hanging on for dear life by a spider web thin thread totally butt naked you know that makes it worse!
It's so worth it though. Quick overview: Catching Fire starts up not far from where The Hunger Games ended. Katniss is living in the Victors Village with her family. You'd think she could finally be able to relax and live the cushy life. Well that wouldn't make a good book. There are rumors of rebelli Oh, snap.
There are rumors of rebellion and since Katniss and Peeta won the Hunger Games in defiance they have become the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol, particularly President Snow, is not happy with them. Now Katniss has to worry about looking as in love with Peeta as possible to quiet down the rebellion, but is that what she really wants?
How else would it have worked? I love Katniss and I hate her. She frustrates me beyond belief, but you have to love her. I love how you see and know everything from Katniss's point of view. You feel just as scared for her family. You feel her confusion and doubt. You just really feel. I could probably name off a bunch of things that bothered me about the book I think I mentioned how I HAAAATE love triangles with a burning passion but you really care about the characters.
You can't even hate Katniss's team of stylists, who are selfish Capitol dwellers. I get totally immersed, constantly trying to figure it all out. The ending is just so…epic! How everything just falls into place and makes sense. You see the characters in a whole new light. So what do you read after a book like this? You see, this is the type of thinking you have after reading the book. View all 25 comments. Jun 21, Khurram rated it it was amazing.
I have to say this book is much more than a step up from the first book. I thought the first book was ok at best but this book it better on an epic scale. If you are reading this I am assuming you have read the first book. Controversially because there is only supposed to be one winner of the games, but these two choose to kill themselves rather than kill each other.
This act of defiance is the spark for a revolution. The evil Preside I have to say this book is much more than a step up from the first book. The evil President Snow Leader of the Capital , tells Katness to either smother out this spark before it ignites, or people close to her will be killed.
The revolution starts small and cases small disruptions in the capital, and ends up with the "Peacekeepers" Capital police force , becoming more brutal in all districts including District This time the Hunger Games is the Quarter Quell celebrating 25 years of the game , which allow special stipulations in the games. Can Katness defy the Capital again? This book is less action packed then the first but a lot more emotional. Katniss is more herself in this book rather surly, bad tempered, emotional.
Peeta is her polar opposite likable by everyone, managing to rally everyone with his words; I think Katniss even admits he would be a better revolution leader then she ever wood so she is determined to martyr herself so he can live. View all 4 comments. Dec 05, mark monday rated it really liked it Shelves: Katniss' slow, painful revelation about the nature of oppression and the need for revolution, at one point moving from fear for her sister's safety and potential death if revolution occurs to understanding of her sister's life as a kind of living death already, if revolution does not occur.
View all 39 comments. One taught me love. One taught me pain. View all 7 comments. Apr 23, brian rated it it was ok. View all 26 comments. Mar 27, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: Catching Fire was one of my most anticipated books of I loved it's predecessor, The Hunger Games and was so hopeful for this intstallment. I wasn't disappointed per se, but it did fail to meet my expectations. Here's a few reasons why I don't know what it is with authors and their recent need to load up their books with a hundred or so pages of filler, but I really wish they would cut it out.
There is lieterally about a hundred and some odd pages of this book that should have died on the Catching Fire was one of my most anticipated books of There is lieterally about a hundred and some odd pages of this book that should have died on the editing room floor. The 9 months that Katniss spends in District 12 only serves to let us know that uprisings are occuring and she has been targeted by The Captial, all of which could have been summed up in a chapter or two.
Though we knew Gale would be an issue, we were hoping Katniss would "wake up" and realize what a worthy, fine specimen she has in Peeta, well, it doesn't happen that way, and to say I'm bummed is an understatement. I'm kinda pissed. Katniss doesn't grow in this book at all. She is still a brash reacter, instead of a logicl thinker. I didn't mind it so much in the first book, because who wouldn't be, but the Hunger Games taught her nothing it seems, in either the way she responds to situations or in reference to how she really feels about the people in her life.
Next, I get that Peeta was never much of a badass, but was it really necessary to injure him 10 seconds into the games? That irked me like nothing else.
In hindsight, Peeta is one of the strongest characters, menatlly, if nothing else, and yet Collins reduced him to an invalid so that Katniss could rise up to the challenge. It only made me roll my eyes and steam over the fact that I was going to have to read Hunger Games part duex, which wouldn't have been bad except for the fact that I was expecting something more.
Which leads me to my last complaint, the games. Though I could see everything in this book coming, I thought it was rather brilliant to send them back to the games.
What wasn't brilliant however, was the games themselves. They started out well enough, but after the crazy fog and freaky monkeys, Collins sort of lost me.
Who cares if there is death traps all over the place if you know how to predict it and can avoid it? Not scary. Basically, this booked lacked the magic of the first, and failed to wow with new material as nothing new really happens.
Yeah we learn a little more, and the last few pages shake things up a bit, but I shouldn't have to wait until I've read to the end to finally learn something interesting.
There were moments where I would catch a glimpse of what made me love Hunger Games, and for that I give this book three stars. But I can't in good conscious give it more for it lacked character development and basically just served as a pit stop between books one and three. Hopefully the third will be better. View all 35 comments.
Aug 12, tee rated it did not like it Shelves: So I got bored about halfway through and because I was bored I started focusing on the irritating things. So, Katniss asks a lot of fucking questions.
This book should be titled Curious Katniss and the Game that she should play is "How long can Katniss go without asking a question before we blow her skull to smithereens? It'd be a really, really short booK and people like me would either rejoice, or be sad because Spoilers? It'd be a really, really short booK and people like me would either rejoice, or be sad because then we would have to find something productive to do with our time. I did that! See, along with other people asking questions I didn't compile these along with the slew of 'maybes' please refer to a rundown of this later in my review and the lack of anything interesting happening - this novel is a prime candidate for, I don't know, being used as toilet paper.
Except I have too much respect for my arse to do that. Just because it's YA, it doesn't mean you get to get away with being shit. Katniss asks questions in her head and as a reader, we are privy to the inanity of her thoughts. Then I turned and as Gale and Haelle and all the kids waiting for me, so what could I do but go along? What do they want? Why is my mother so pale?
Perhaps I wouldn't have had such a problem with the questions if Collins didn't frequently go on a mad, frenzied self-questioning rampage, like so: If he knows this, what else does he know? And how does he know it? Haven't we for years?
Those questions were all in one paragraph. And here's the rest of Katniss' internal monologue, for your reading pleasure. Drink it? And how? Hey, Peeta, remember how I was kind of faking being in love with you? Who else will be dead if I don't satisfy President Snow? That really isn't the point, though, is it? Disappeared into the woods and never came out? Blow my lips up like President Snow's? Tattoo my breasts? Dye my skin magenta and implant gems in it? Cut decorative patterns in my face?
Give me curved talons? Or cat's whiskers? Do they really have no idea how freakish they look to the rest of us? How far south have we come in a day? If I had a bow and arrows, would I just keep going? What do they do? Have preliminary drawings? Thresh's grandmother? One of Rue's little sisters? How did I not know that? Was it enough? BUt what can he do? Have I?
But will he even come? Didn't I do the same thing to my mother? Was that directed at me? Did he try to come to Gale's aid before I got here? District 3? From the Capitol itself? I have to try to fight? How could we do that here? Would the people of District 12 join in or lock their doors? What do I mean when I say I love Gale?
Is he really planning to go through with it? What, in his twisted brain, will that achieve? Is it for the benefit of those in the Capitol? And then he'll kill us? As a lesson to the districts? Who else would I be? Could it be true? Could there be somewhere to run besides the wilderness? Somewhere safe? What side?
Am I unwittingly the face of the hoped-for rebellion? Has the mockingjay on my pin become a symbol of resistance? Has Thread turned on the fence as an addition security measure?
Or does he somehow know I've escaped his net today? Is he determined to strand me outside District 12 until he can apprehend and arrest me? Drag me to the square to be locked in the stockade or whipped or hanged? I thought no one saw me sneak under the fence, but who knows? Or is Thread acting on his own? What does it mean?
Existing pool of victors? Where to go? What could I possibly want here? Broiling themselves? Or do I see the president fixated on me as well? That we're sorry for the other's lot? That we ache for the other's pain? That we're glad we had the chance to know each other? Something to upset them? You, who have given your talents to the Games? Are they jealous of its beauty? The power it might have to manipulate the crowd? Keep a secret from who? Where on earth is he going with this?
And me? And it could be true now, couldn't it? That every victor has? Every parent in every district in Panem? Where is he now? What are they doing to him? Torturing him? Killing him? Turning him into an Avox? For Finnick to win my trust, and then swim out and drown Peeta? Know him better? Owe him more? But to what end?
And who knows what the night will hold? So how can I kill him in his sleep? Why didn't he just let him die? And why was he so determined to team up with me? What does that signify? One ring for each district? But why? Was it because she was so old her days were numbered anyway? Where is it?
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins
Peeta's life above their own? What are they doing to her? Why is she part of the games? Do they have her up in the trees? Why didn't Peeta come to help me?
Why did no one come after us? I've set thousands of snares. Isn't this just a larger snare with a more scientific component? Could it work? What do we know about harnessing power from the sky? How can I protect him from a distance?
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - review
What is happening? Did he actually try to drive the knife into the force field the way Peeta did by accident? And what's the deal with the wire? Was this his backup plan?
What would that do, anyway? A great deal? Fry us all? Why would I need reminding? Will there be a victor of the Seventy-fifth Hunger Games? Moved them from hospital to prison? Or did he really have no idea what Beetee intended? How is he even here? But Katniss doesn't keep her questions to herself; she annoys everybody else with them! I couldn't bear to NOT share the following with you. Katniss takes it upon herself to question everybody, everywhere "You're hideous, you know that right? How can I aim higher?
Like Effie's hair? To paint them out? Not being straight with each other? You don't think I'm mad? You'll go with me? SEnd her over? What does that mean? A shot of a bird? You think you're just going to find some new city with people strolling around in it? And that's just fine with the Capitol? If it's true, why do they leave us to live like this? With the hunger and the killings and the Games? Is it out of season? Out loud! Exclamation point! I begin to question them casually I want to ask them more To the districts that are rebelling?
Knowing all the others? Headlamps or fire? Why does that not surprise me? Can't you hear it? Can you fish with it, Mags? She got them for me? Why not? Like how they'll use Annie for bait, Finnick? Here's a great example from Chapter 15; Maybe he's too pretty, or maybe he's too easy to get, or maybe it's really that he'd just be too easy to lose.
Yep, that was altogether! Here's a few more, Maybe she expected it. Maybe they can even confirm my suspicions of an uprising there. Maybe some fishhooks. Maybe you're a Class A irritating fuck, that's what. Some of Collins' sentences are also horrific; Then I'm at a party where everyone wears masks and someone with a flicking wet tongue, who I suppose is Finnick, stalks me, but when he catches me and pulls off his mask, it's President Snow, and his puffy lips are dripping in bloody saliva Yeah, by horrific I don't mean the content.
Check out that eyesore. AND she starts a lot of sentences with conjunctions. Which I do continually. Which, in my opinion, is fine if you are stating something emphatetically or are not a published author. Perhaps it's even okay to let the odd one slip if you do so happen to be so lucky as to get your shitty novel published. When that odd one adds up to the point where it's actually noticable and fucking annoying, then you've got a problem.
Just when I was starting to get really irked at this flaw, I stumbled across this gem from chapter 16 to prove to you exactly what I mean. Because, on the whole, I don't hate them.
And some I like. And a lot of them are so damaged that my natural instinct would be to protect them. But all of them must die if I'm to save Peeta. This book sucked balls. View all 57 comments. Oct 28, Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing. Real SHOCKING Now without spoiler ,and to cut this review short Catching Fire tops the first part The Hunger Games by adding to the thriller, drama and the semi romance theme that were at the first book a new element "Mystery" The story here start after few months of the Games,slow beginning with how the life became, the preparing for the tour..
The straggling ideas at Katniss mind between the fleeing away or stand for the rebellion.. The consequences of her talk with Gale.. The rumors of the last hope.. The Quarter Quell..
The shock.. The Power Points of the books: The repeated Events The author did a great job in here to not repeat herself,and when necessary since some of events that must be happening again as the first book it's different,deeper,got real meaning and emotional than the 1st book.
For example the tour was very detailed at Distract 11 -which it should be since it's Rue's from P1- and then the next ones are brief. The Games itself got a new element as I've said at the beginning which is the Mystery of the characters The Characters Katniss: Now she's struggling since becoming in the spot light ,The pressure President Snow makes on her, her feelings for Peeta and Gale. It's real deep at this part and very confused.. The Mother,Effie,Haymitch are getting deeper this book..
And the new characters Finnick Odair ,Johanna Mason are the best add.. Every chapter end with a cliffhanger make u "What the View all 32 comments. Another enjoyable entry in the Hunger Games Saga! Soon I can pretend that I didn't wait forever to read these because I'll have flown through. Full review to come. View 2 comments. Jan 10, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know it's popular and over-saturated, but it's not Twilight At all.
Read it asap. Re-reading the series because I just want to, darn it. I bought the books for that reason, right? It was for me, just as hang-on-to-your-hat as the first time.
I should have put it down at 11 and went to bed, but no. But really, in this terrible dystopian world, I think things had to get worse for Katniss before she decided that something had to be done. Things decidedly get worse. Her second worst nightmare happens: I totally remember the first read through around that that was the last thing I expected. She realizes her first worst nightmare will probably come to pass in one way or another: She can't protect everyone major foreshadowing , but she'll die trying.
I'll amend something I mentioned below: I do think this is maybe slightly better than HG. I can't really pin point it. It's a great book. Both are. HG introduces us to a world we can't imagine, and Catching Fire starts to show the cracks. The growing pains have begun. You can only suppress and oppress people for so long until they say "enough". Twelve districts live for the single benefit of the Capital. Did you get it the first time? She's the girl on fire, so they put in in the one place where fire can't burn: And lots of it.
I thought the idea of the clock was genius, not only in it's written execution but also in the metaphor.
Your time is short. Your life is short. I think I even learned a thing or two about human nature. Also, don't pre-judge people. They might be brave and noble hiding behind snobby and aloofness. Totally not what I expected, but a good story.
Although not as jaw-droppingly good as the first book. Less action, especially in the first act of the book. Action picks up later, but is still not as good as the first one. Still, a good 'middle' book, for what I expect to be a trilogy.
Provided a little more backstory, and certainly a lot more foreshadowing of what will be happening next. Can't wait for the next one!!! View all 17 comments. Jan 07, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Every so often, I select a Young Adult book to read. After I read the Hunger Games, I had to finish the trilogy I mean, how could you not, right?
Let's back up a bit I love challenges. I am totally in my element watching serial killers on TV shows. I didn't mean that in a sociopath-kinda way I just mean the thrill of trying to guess who the killer is and who's gonna go next is the fun part I'm honestly not a serial killer It's total cheesy fun, but I could watch it anytime The point is THAT is a fun book.
So I had to read The Hunger Games. She'd already been through so much. And I couldn't take the stress of guessing which character would go and in what horrific way.
My reaction was like: I really, really liked this book. And if it wasn't already done in the first edition, I would have given this a Peeta seemed destined to be with Katniss in the books.
And I was good with that. We all need someone to bake for us, right? Losing Mags and Rue was awful. But the imagination in these books is incredible. This is is how I felt: I recommend reading the series. It may totally be commercial young adult fiction, but if it gets you to read, it's a good thing. And it's full of moral lessons and a challenge to think critically about life.
All around I think it's a must read! About Me For those new to me or my reviews I read A LOT. I write A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Feb 20, Natalie Monroe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Testing, testing Before reading: Nice Natalie: I hope it's as good as The Hunger Games. Cynical Natalie: Eh, I'm not holding out much hope.
The Hunger Games wasn't that good this time around. The pacing lagged in the middle and Katniss comes off bitchy sometimes. Catching Fire and Mockingjay didn't come close to the high it gave the first time we read it. Katniss flashback of Gale: Nice Nat Testing, testing I prefer to leave that memory in the murky marshes with Twihard tween Natalie. God, he's a selfish asshole. How did we not see this before? He's the broody, smouldering jerk we roll our eyes at now.
Can you spell cliche? It's symbolic. Of cliche. Train ride to Capitol with Peeta: I am not with her. District Has Katniss always been this Like she's charitable and can't stand to see pain.
I like it, it gives her character depth. You can't pin her down because she's both a killer and Mother Teresa. The whipping: There it is. The love triangle. Oh, let it go! Katniss's confession was a heat-of-the-moment thing. Remember what she said later? All I can think about, every day, every waking minute since they drew Prim's name at the reaping, is how afraid I am.
And there doesn't seem to be room for anything else. If we could get somewhere safe, maybe I could be different. Calm your emotions, woman.
Finnick's appearance: Tribute interviews: I love the movie's special effects. Actually, I love everything about the movies. They stick to the book. Where's Madge? Must you ruin everything? Mags during the Games: For God's sake This scene: Put our faces right in front of his. We position ourselves on either side of Peeta, lean over until our faces are inches from his nose, and give him a shake. Peeta, wake up," I say in a soft, singsong voice. His eyelids flutter open and then he jumps like we've stabbed him.
Every time we try to stop, we look at Peeta's attempt to maintain a disdainful expression and it sets us off again. I am allergic to joy.
Catching Fire (Book 2 of The Hunger Games Trilogy)
Moving on! This scene is problematic. It's true his family doesn't need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. So before he can talk, i stop his lips with a kiss. Two, Katniss kisses him to shut him up.
She admits it. Him talking makes her confused, so she basically uses sex to manipulate him. How's that different from Christian Grey using his dick to silence Ana? We don't know much about Peeta's family life since Katniss never bothered to find out. I'm willing to admit that scene is little weird, but Katniss doesn't do it all the time. It's only a problem if she frequently uses her body to shut Peeta up. She's obviously overwhelmed and unsure of her feelings towards him, so she acts on instinct.
Katniss isn't good with words, she's all about action. The ending: Why are you talking like you're in a Shakespeare play? After reading: Five stars. The writing's better, and Katniss has become a very complex character. The stakes are off the charts. I concur. But if you ever tell anyone I agreed with you, I'll beat you with an orange in a sock. View all 14 comments.
May 09, Sean Barrs the Bookdragon rated it did not like it Shelves: This book annoyed me so much. Not just because it was bad. But, because it made me want to storm through it to see what happened in the ending. I hated the effect it had on me because this books is terrible and not worthy of my enthralment. When I finished it, I looked back and realised how cheap the book was and how, essentially, it is the first book again. I hated the first book, and to have it repeated on myself again was frustrating and poor taste.
Did I say cheap already? It was like th This book annoyed me so much. It was like the author had only one trick up her sleeve, so she reused it on me.
The first book in disguise The capitol fears uprising in its districts. The Capitol then, in an incredibly idiotic move, tours the beacon that they detest around the districts.
The districts see their beacon and, quite naturally, are inspired by the flame. They are fuelling the fires of the rebellion they wish to quench. Why not simply kill Katniss and make it look like an accident? The Capitol is absolutely terrible at being an overlord, again.
Therefore, you would naturally suppose that this next batch of contestants would be quite effective killing machines. These guys are supposed to be experts. The only ones that actually manage to do some killing are just characterised as generic brutes, so not really survival experts.
Cheap writing Katniss really began to grate on me in this novel. I found her flat to begin with, but now I just hate her entire characterisation.
He is clearly in love with her. And she clearly will be in love with him eventually. This was such an obvious route to take with the story. I think it would have been much more interesting if Katniss has continued to have proper feelings for Gale. Or somehow fell in love with the enemy. I hate this predictable book. Katniss seems to think in a series of questions at points. She has no meaningful thoughts or observations of the world, and she comes across as quite detached and stoic when describing the games.
She really is a weak protagonist because she is written so badly. Moreover, the idea that she has become, essentially, a messiah and a leader of a rebellion is even harder to accept. But times have changed - all through the land there are uprisings against the Capitol and with it President Snow. Katniss, who after threatening to kill herself and Peeta with the poisonous berries in the first games, is in serious danger from President Snow, because by not playing by the Capitol's rules she has become the Mockingjay - the symbol of rebellion.
And rebellion is the basis on which Suzanne Collins continues the story. I didn't really know what to expect when I started reading Catching Fire, but while Suzanne Collins expands the story by turning it into the fight of the rebels against the Capitol, she also simply repeats the thrills and action of The Hunger Games.
Katniss and Peeta are sent into the arena once again and have to fight again. I don't think what Suzanne Collins did is good or bad but the thrills, fights and emotions she captured in the first book are so captivating that they cannot be repeated. Want to tell the world about a book you've read? Join the site and send us your review! Topics Books. Teen books Children and teenagers Fantasy books Dystopian fiction children and teens Suzanne Collins Hunger Games children's user reviews.