Book Review: The Hunger Games – Book 2 – Catching Fire

Posted: February 13, 2012 in Book Reviews
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Cover of "Catching Fire (The Second Book ...

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I have just finished reading “Catching Fire”, the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy!

I was wondering what would happen after Katniss and Peeta’s blatant attempt to mock the Games and the Gamemakers at the end of the first book, and i wasn’t disappointed!

There are so many mind games in this book, it keeps you constantly questioning everyone’s motives! I couldn’t believe that Katniss’ situation would get even worse, but this book really pushes it to the limit!

I don’t want to ruin it for everyone who hasn’t read it yet, so i’ll try not to give it away!

I’ll focus on the unanswered questions from the first book:

1) What happens to the relationship between Katniss and Peeta? Things end up moving rather swiftly on and again we see them trying to protect each other by any means possible.

2) What happens after the Games? Nightmares caused by experiences in the Games, fears of returning to the Games, fears of the dangerous fallout after their actions in the first book. And an unexpected return of their worst nightmare, of course. Which i didn’t see coming, by the way! I was utterly shocked when it was announced, but even more so when they twisted it even more! Just when you think they’ve gone through enough!

There’s so many surprises in this book, and a brilliant twist at the end which i didn’t see coming!! It all happens rather suddenly towards the end of the book, and before i knew it, i was plunged into the beginnings of a whole new adventure, and then the book ended! I am dying to read the final book now!!

There, i hope i wasn’t cryptic and didn’t give too much away to those of you who haven’t read it, but that it makes sense to those of you that have!

I give this second book a big 9/10 because it is the perfect sequel to the first book, answering more questions about the characters and the ruling powers, and bringing so much more terror. It really pushes the limits of the dystopia genre and makes for a brilliant read!


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