Catching Fire eBook by Suzanne Collins
Click Here to Download the Book In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn. 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.
Reviews Catching Fire was everything I expected and more. In addition to having that adventurous feeling to it like its predecessor The Hunger Games, there was also political intrigue. And both of those combined made this book a thrilling ride. I have to admit I’m a crybaby when it comes to this series. But this time I’ve managed to hold it in till the very end. The sense of fear and desperation follows you throughout the entire book, as you know that no matter how hard Katniss tries, no matter what she sacrifices, it won’t be enough to keep her loved ones safe. Not without help. Which is why I’m glad that in the end she’s not alone. Katniss is an admirable character. Her strength (emotional and physical), her protective streak and her resourcefulness are what make her one of the best female protagonist in YA fiction. But in Catching Fire she starts to face things that she has no idea how to deal with, namely Gale and Peeta. This is the point where I sometimes got a little mad at her, as both Peeta and Gale deserve better. I got frustrated with how she could not see how her actions kept hurting them. But in the end I realized that she’s can’t know how to deal with it as her primary role was providing for her family, which left her no time and opportunity to even contemplate a romantic relationship. But as much as she regarded Peeta and Gale as just her friends and people to protect, her reactions in Catching Fire to certain events betrayed her deeper feelings, even if she doesn’t understand them yet herself. At this point I honestly don’t know whether I’m Team Peeta or Team Gale. Catching Fire causes you to feel a myriad of emotions to a degree that will leave you spinning, emotionally exhausted and craving more. So when you read Catching Fire make sure you have the next book, Mockingjay already on your bookshelf.
Against staggering odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark of District 12 have somehow won the annual Hunger Games. But the fruits of triumph are bittersweet. Success in the arena means a life without want in the Victor's Village, but extravagant food and a nice place to sleep can only provide so much comfort when an increasing amount of one's life must be faked for the protection of those one loves. That's exactly Katniss's predicament, because she when she held up the poisonous berries in the arena, it was interpreted as an act of defiance against the Capitol rather than Katniss's strong will to life. And now the girl on fire has become the
spark for rebellion--a rebellion the Capitol is determined to stamp out at any cost. I must commend Collins for writing such a phenomenal sequel to The Hunger Games as Catching Fire is. It's everything I hoped for and even more than I expected. Katniss's legend lives on in this action packed, suspense filled drama in which one's friends are nearly indistinguishable from one's enemies and ambiguous meanings make life into one giant maze. Collins takes her portrayal of a dystopian future to the next level in this novel by highlighting the extent of the power the totalitarian Capitol wields and the beginnings of long suppressed dissent. Catching Fire is such an engrossing read, thanks to Collins's well written and executed plot, vivid and realistic characters, and the resulting sense of revolutionary fear. It's so easy to lose track of time while reading this novel, because the story just flows from the page so fluidly; I really enjoyed the many plot twists and the development of each character. The only times I had to pause while reading were due to the multitude of names and minor characters that are somewhat difficult to remember. But overall, Catching Fire is a story so overwhelmingly incredible, no reader will want to put it down. Catching Fire and its prequel The Hunger Games are must reads for all readers not just because they are such interesting stories but because they show the nasty side of politics and culture not enough of us are aware of. This trilogy will be especially enjoyed by fans of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, Cherry Heaven by L.J. Adlington, Shift by Charlotte Agell, Daylight Runner by OisĂn McGann, and the Poison Study trilogy by Maria V. Snyder. I know that I, along with throngs of others, can't wait for the conclusion to this trilogy.
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