Friday, May 4, 2012
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games was magnificent. Catching Fire was almost so. Don't get me wrong, it was good, just not 'that' good. In the first book, Katniss stirs up emotion in the districts by defying the rules of the Capitol's games. She is now marked for death by the Capitol. She gets sent to a new arena because it's the 75th games, a quarter quell. In this games the tributes are chosen from existing victors, so Katniss is shipped off for a second year in a row. But now she is a target of the Capitol. This quarter quell is a one to remember. After the perfect wonderfulness of the first book, I was hoping for something a bit better. However, I was satisfied. I recommend this book for 12+. Do take note though, this book also contains plenty of violence and at one point, Katniss gets drunk. So read with caution. If you liked Catching Fire, you'll probably also like Mockingjay, the final book in the trilogy, and the Gregor the Overlander series, which was also written by Collins. Happy Reading, Native New Yorker!