Catching Fire eReader 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 Katniss and Peeta are living the lives of champions. They have their own houses, can help their families, and can also help others in their town. But, what about the love story from the Hunger Games? Katniss thinks she can live her own life now, but a stolen kiss, and a visit from the president change all that for her. Then, everyone finds out that the special 75th iteration of the games will be comprised of past champions. As the arena awaits her once again, Katniss must face her choices. She has angered the president and he seems set on revenge. Can she thwart his plot? Will she be able to kill any of the other champions in the arena? And, what about a rebellion? Is there really one in the air? "Catching Fire" is a fitting sequel to "The Hunger Games." This is another "can't put it down" kind of book. Following the themes of "The Hunger Games," readers are first given a glimpse of life as a champion only to have it ripped away from those champions so they can once again visit the arena. The characters I didn't like in the first book, reappeared more despicable than ever. Then there were the characters I love, and I won't give any of that away. I highly recommend this book and am now moving on to "Mockingjay!"
I'll start off by saying I didn't particularly like the first book overall. Everything before the games was amazing, which led me to hope that the games were as well and I ended up feeling disappointed. You can ready my full review for The Hunger Games by clicking here. Several people told me to give the second one a shot regardless, and since I knew there was enough potential in the series I decided to. And am I glad I did. I got exactly what I expected from the first one right from the start. My connection to the characters only deepened as the book progressed and this time around I didn't have the disappointing shift I faced in the first one, it was all one seemless experience that just got more engaging as soon as I felt it might slow down again. Some moments nearly brought me to tears and throughout the book I felt anger, happiness, hope, all that I truly look for in a book. That's a testament to how much I ended up caring for these people. Towards the end I was feeling a bit uneasy, because I kept turning pages and I couldn't see how it was possible for the book to end in a satisfying way. I got down to some 20 pages left and just came to terms with the fact that I'd be disappointed with the ending; it'd either be rushed or end in a cliffhanger. And.... wow. That's all I can say. Wow. Given how disappointed I was with the first book it was truly refreshing to be so pleasantly
surprised with such an amazing ending. I'm so happy I gave this series a chance and that I didn't let the disappointment I felt after reading the first one prevent me from chasing the potential I saw in it. If you liked the first one you will LOVE Catching Fire, if you liked the way The Hunger Games portrayed characters and society in general, by all means give this one a chance. You'll be glad you did.
Holy cow, just when I thought it couldn't get any better (or worse), it did! This book has all the same elements as the first book, and then some - more twists, more conflict, more confusion. Because the setting and the characters have essentially all been explained, this book jumps right in. It starts about 6 months after the first book ends, just as the Victor's Tour is going to begin. Katniss is still confused about her feelings towards Gale and Peeta, and the events in this book don't make it any easier for her to figure them out. Big things are stirring in Panem and it seems that the Hunger Games are turning into more than they were intended to be. All characters are now fighting to survive. The author introduces additional characters and the plot it is an emotional rollercoaster. There were moments of humor for me (one liners, really) that made me laugh so had I had to stop reading for a minute followed shortly thereafter by very sad moments. Anyhow, Suzanne Collins has a knack for getting you to fall in love with characters in a very short amount of time. If you enjoyed the first book, you should definitely read the sequel!
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