This is the sequel to The Hunger Games which both Gerard and I loved. Catching Fire picks up right where "The Hunger Games" left off and has a turn of event that I did not expect. Katniss and Peeta both join Haymitch in Victor's Village but because the Capitol is displeased with her berry stunt her interview after the games, security in District 12 has been increased and rules are now enforced by new peacekeepers. Her relationship with Gale and Peeta continues to develop; however, she realizes her life is really not her own. She has some very difficult decisions to make and is confused. I do not want to give any spoilers but will tell you that if you liked The Hunger Games, then Catching Fire is a must read. I even dislike the Capitol more after reading this book! I did not like how it ended because it left me wanting more. Can't wait to read the next in this series: Mockingjay.
What a story! I got into this book from page 1! Lots of subplots, new characters and twists and turns to be sure. It is a real page-turner! Also learned more about Haymitch, Peeta and Katniss. Poor Gale! Loving this series--can't wait for book 3!
Reviews by other bloggers:
Best review of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire I saw is at For What It's Worth.
Blogging''bout Books: Do Yourself A Favor, Don't Read Catching Fire
At The Book Scoop I learned that there are shirts available related to the book, The Hunger Games at Zazzle (Team Peeta, Team Gale, Girl on Fire, District 12, etc.)