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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2)
By Suzanne Collins
Publish Date: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Nook
Source: Personal

 **Spoiler Alert** I try not to include spoilers but unfortunately some are unavoidable.

I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the teas has long since leached into the frozen air.

In Collins' follow up the The Hunger Games we began where we left off with the return of the victors of the Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta. A lot has changed back home for Katniss, including her relationship with Gale. A lot has also changed in other Districts too. Unbeknownst to Katniss, she has become the figurehead of a rebellion that is starting up against the Capitol. President Snow knows he must devise a plan to rid himself of Katniss and thanks to the fact that there is a Quarter Quell this year, the President has his chance. This year one female and one male victor of a past Hunger Games from each district must participate.

This devastates the families and the reader! The second installment has you more emotional involved with all the characters that you feel awful when you read that Katniss must endure another game. The love triangle is still very much alive with Peeta , Gale and Katniss. Who will she choose or does she even have a choice? Definitely a strong second book and I look forward to reading the conclusion!