Catching Fire

When I finished Hunger Games last month I immediately went out and bought Catching Fire. I waited a little while before reading it because I hate reading all the published books in a series and then waiting for the next one (note to self: only read series in which all books are already published).  But once I started it, I finished it within 24 hours. And now, of course, I am anxiously awaiting the third book. To anyone who hasn’t started this series yet: It is amazing and you should read it immediately.

I started writing this review and then realized that I have nothing to say except that I LOVED Catching Fire. Even more than Hunger Games. It had a fantastic twist in the middle, ends in quite the cliffhanger, and characters develop in ways you wouldn’t expect. This book begins with a very fatalistic air but ends with hope. I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.

I am still undecided regarding the Team Peeta/Team Gale debate. Unlike Twilight (Team Jacob!) I like both of them and I think Katniss could be happy with either. If I had to pick, I think I lean toward Peeta but since the love story isn’t the main focus of the novels, it really doesn’t matter to me who she ends up with.

9 thoughts on “Catching Fire

  1. fruitflieslikeabanana November 23, 2009 / 10:46 am

    Can´t seem to escape this series, it´s everywhere on book blogs 😀 It sounds really interesting though, and I love dystopian fiction. Hopefully I can get the library to qcuire them. When does the 3rd book come out?

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    • Michelle November 23, 2009 / 8:52 pm

      You should read it. You will love it, I promise.

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      • fruitflieslikeabanana November 24, 2009 / 12:04 pm

        My library actually has the first book so I might get to it next month or so. You made me really curious about it 🙂

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  2. Mrs. Q: Book Addict November 23, 2009 / 2:01 pm

    I loved Catching Fire as well! I’m always sad when I know I have to wait for the next book. I can’t imagine living in a time when chapters were published serially.

    I have to admit I’m team Peeta.

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    • Michelle November 23, 2009 / 8:53 pm

      I know. I would hate to have to wait every week. But then I guess it’s just like television, right?

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  3. Dominique November 23, 2009 / 5:30 pm

    I finished The Hunger Games last night and I loved it so much! I read it in two days and couldn’t put it down, it’s such a tense read too I was practically nawing on my fingernails in suspense. I put Catching Fire on reserve at the library and I can’t wait to read it! The Hunger Games is definitely one of my favourite books of the year.

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    • Michelle November 23, 2009 / 8:54 pm

      Glad you enjoyed Hunger Games. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Catching Fire.

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  4. Vishy November 25, 2009 / 6:33 am

    Interesting review giving tantalizing glimpses into the story!

    On a different note, I see that you have finished reading ‘Pride and Prejudice’ finally 🙂
    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your thoughts about it.

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