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Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins - Bogormen
So many books, so little time.
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Dystopian, YA
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 415
Date read: February 2010, April 2013

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.

As fascinated as I was by "The Hunger Games", I immediately turned to "Catching Fire" as my next book. I couldn't see how any sequel could possibly live up to the first book, but I was eager to see it try. And I was right, it couldn't live up to the first book, but it made a very decent attempt, and I'm now impatiently awaiting "Mockingjay"'s release in August.

"Catching Fire" was every bit as well written and interesting as THG. Suzanne Collins really has a way with words that draws you in, and doesn't let you go again until the last page is turned. The games are so attrocious, the deaths so furtile that one can't help but be effected - I couldn't anyway.

My biggest problem with it was the sense of repetition in it. I often found myself thinking, "Well, yes. This is all very exciting... but didn't the same thing happen in THG?" It made it seem like Suzanne Collins was running out of ideas, which other details made it obvious wasn't the case.

I can't wait to see what happens next!

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