Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 Blurb: Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.

"OH MY GOD, DON’T TELL ME THE BOOK IS OVER ALREADY!!" That was my first reaction after finishing Catching Fire. Chapter after chapter, Suzanne Collins made the book more and more interesting, with some frustrating but engrossing cliff-hangers. It’s a wonder I could actually control myself from reading it again and again, after finishing. I just didn’t want the book to get over! There was adventure, excitement, thrill, anticipation, romance and everything else you might wish a good book to have.

In Catching Fire, we get to know slightly more about Gale, though the main story revolved around Katniss and Peeta. There were several breath-taking twists and turns in the book which were sooooo not expected. I was excited out of my mind to know what’s gonna happen next. I don’t think the book description given for this book, describes even 1/4th of the actual story. It’s like going into a small ice-cream parlor and instead finding yourself in a whole new ice-cream world. :P

I found Catching Fire to be much less violent than The Hunger Games. In all other aspects, Catching Fire WAS somewhat better than the previous book, and that’s really saying something because The Hunger Games was ah-mazing.

Once again, Suzanne Collins showed that she can kick-ass when it comes to writing! I really, really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because it deserves so much more! So here’s what I’m gonna do, I’ll give this book 5 golden stars along with some of my favourite chocolates and since Catching Fire can’t really consume it, I’ll have the latter on its behalf. Yes, yes I know I’m so awesome. B|


  1. Hi Josheka,

    Great blog! I've just followed you :)

    J.H. Myn

  2. Ooooh, I remember loving this book! Film comes out next year... :D Anyhow, I just stumbled across your blog and LOVE it :) Will be sending you a friend request on Goodreads (cause I'm just that awesome)! <- I'm not actually that vain... So, bye for a now & may the odds be ever in your favour (see what I did there?)! Oh, and don't forget to check out my blog! :)
    ~ Ruby at

    1. Hahaha thaaaaanks Ruby. Just accepted your friends req. Seems like we have the same taste in books! :D

      PS: Yeah, your blog is just as awesome as you ;)


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