Sunday, December 19, 2010

Book 24










I would have cried. Gah. I finished this book on Saturday night and started the next minutes later........

From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Every year in Panem, the dystopic nation that exists where the U.S. used to be, the Capitol holds a televised tournament in which two teen "tributes" from each of the surrounding districts fight a gruesome battle to the death. In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, the tributes from impoverished District Twelve, thwarted the Gamemakers, forcing them to let both teens survive. In this rabidly anticipated sequel, Katniss, again the narrator, returns home to find herself more the center of attention than ever. The sinister President Snow surprises her with a visit, and Katniss’s fear when Snow meets with her alone is both palpable and justified. Catching Fire is divided into three parts: Katniss and Peeta’s mandatory Victory Tour through the districts, preparations for the 75th Annual Hunger Games, and a truncated version of the Games themselves. Slower paced than its predecessor, this sequel explores the nation of Panem: its power structure, rumors of a secret district, and a spreading rebellion, ignited by Katniss and Peeta’s subversive victory. Katniss also deepens as a character. Though initially bewildered by the attention paid to her, she comes almost to embrace her status as the rebels’ symbolic leader. Though more of the story takes place outside the arena than within, this sequel has enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment.


Anonymous said...

I read 1 and 2 back to back. I hated waiting for the 3rd one. I know you've already started it so you'll have to let me know what you think when you're finished. I was a bit disappointed in Book 3, but I love love loved the first 2.

Sonya said...

I was glad that I didn't catch on until after the last book came out! I could not have waited! Sadly I started reading a different trilogy, finished book #2, only to learn that the 3rd one isn't out until May! Boo!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

im freaking hooked after the first book. HOOKED! problem is my friend lent books 2 and 3 to her other friend first. im in agony. AGONY!