Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Warning – this contains spoilers to The Hunger Games, although not to Catching Fire itself.

I loved The Hunger Games so much that I had to go straight on to read the second book in the trilogy – Catching Fire.

Against all odds, Katniss and Peeta have survived The Hunger Games and are alive. Living in the Victor’s Village, they are busy touring the other Districts to celebrate their win. They should have nothing worse to look forward to than being a sponsor to future tributes and nothing to fear.

But there are whispers of a rebellion in the Capitol, a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have inadvertently helped to create. Suddenly, the stakes for Katniss and Peeta are every bit as high as they were in the Games themselves.

This is another brilliantly written book and a real page-turner. The story unravels at a fast pace, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as The Hunger Games itself. The series is meant to be far-fetched and unrealistic, but I felt Catching Fire went a little bit too far in places, to the point where it was completely unbelievable.

A friend told me she thinks Mockingjay, the final book in the series, is the best of all, so I’m straight onto that one! I’ll give you my thoughts on Mockingjay soon.

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, Book review

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I think this is an excellent trilogy. I’m not as keen on the last book as I was the first two, but it is still very good xx

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    • It is an excellent trilogy! I have just finished the third book and think I preferred it to this one. It’s very close, though! x

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  2. I’m totally tempted by this, I really do need to find time to read more and I actually might try the hunger games. If I like it I’d definitely move onto this.
    Nat.x

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    • You definitely should find time to read, although I know you’re a very busy lady! I think if you enjoy The Hunger Games, you won’t want to stop reading. I finished the third book yesterday. x

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  3. I loved all three books and simply could not put them down. I ate with them, slept with them and pretty much did everything one handed until I’d finished all three. Some of the best books I ever read. I equally love the movies and never get bored of them, no matter how many times I’ve seen them. x

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    • I’ve just finished the third book. I never expected to even like them, but I loved them! Have just watched the first film and really enjoyed it. We find it hard to sit down and watch a film, but will hopefully watch the others over the next few weeks. x

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  4. I agree with your friend Mockinjay was the best one for me, a great series altogether though! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    • Definitely a great series! The Hunger Games just had the edge for me.

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  5. I absolutely enjoyed the trilogy as well. I started reading Hunger Games as it was part of the eldest’s English list and I was just so hooked that I went out and bought the whole set for myself.

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    • Once you start reading, you can’t stop! It’s brilliant, isn’t it? 🙂

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    • You definitely need to read it! It wasn’t on my radar at all. I just read it to please my son. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it!

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  6. I think this was my favourite of the three (although a close call with the first one) ! I fell in love with Finnick! Such a good trilogy, although I do think the third one went off the boil a bit.

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    • I love that everyone likes different books in the trilogy. This one was bottom of my list! I agree, Finnick is a great character.

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    • Thanks! That’s the problem with reading so many reviews – the tbr list gets very long!

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