Apr 06, 2021Andreaquach rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
In the second book of the Hunger Games series, Katniss and Peeta go on their victory tour, visiting each of the twelve districts. However, ever since Katniss and Peeta refused to fight in the Hunger Games- instead threatening to kill themselves by eating the berries- districts have been showing signs of rebellion. This most definitely angers President Snow and makes the Capital look weak if they can’t control the districts. He makes this very clear when he visits Katniss, where he also reveals that he knows about her false romantic relationship with Peeta. In order to stop the growing spread of rebellion, she needs to prove that threatening to eat those berries was an act of love- even though it was an act of rebellion. Things take a huge turn, however, when the 2nd Quarter Quell edition of the Hunger Games, a special edition of the Hunger Games occuring every 25 years, comes around calling that any living winners of the Hunger Games from each district are to be drawn from their pool. As the only living female winner of District 12, Katniss finds herself back in the arena, only this time with skilled survivors. During this Hunger Games, she is determined to get Peeta to win and survive this, and along the way makes allies.
There was such an insane plot twist ending that I could not have seen! Rebellions are sprouting and I can feel that the next book will be a rough road ahead for Katniss. This whole book she was struggling with her emotions for Peeta, while at the same time going back to that place of fighting for survival. In the end, the Capitol got to him, and Peeta wasn’t saved. I was so stricken; Peeta is pure and loyal, why is he the one suffering? I couldn’t put this book down, it was just as, if not more, thrilling than the first book, and I recommend it to anyone who loved the first book, and enjoys rebellion, adventure/action, dystopian fiction, and romance.