Throwback Thursday is my weekly feature which I created to post a review that I've written from the past. I'll post a review that I've written prior to my blogs existence. I'll be sharing both the books that I think you'd enjoy and the books that I should warn you against wasting your time on! ;-)
In honor of the Catching Fire movie release tomorrow, I'm posting my 2011 review of Catching Fire! Not only that, I'm rocking one of the Hunger Games limited edition nail colors by China Glaze called Stone Cold! Yes, that's me baby, stone cold! LOl Just kidding (sort of). ;-) If you want this color for yourself, click there. -> Anyways, if you haven't read these books yet, you need to. Now! My book club will be seeing this tomorrow night. What about you? Who's seeing the movie this weekend?!
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Genre: YA Dystopian
Original Review Date: September 6, 2011
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis:Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.
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Now, although I found this book intense and well written, I do feel that The Hunger Games was a slightly stronger book. I can see that following such an awesome book must have been difficult, but Ms.Collins had success. I did not read the summary or any reviews beforehand, so I had no clue what to expect. I would have never guessed the Peeta and Katniss would be tributes again. I honestly thought that as Victors of the previous year, they would be mentors at the next games and somehow be a part of the uprising. Actually, they end up being a part of the uprising but not in the manner which I expected.
Amazing cliff hanger at the end of this book, it actually was a little shocking. And not in a good way. I found myself speaking out loud a few times in the last 20 pages or so. “What?!”, “OMG”, “Wow, that’s terrible!”…among other statements. To find out that her Haymich has been sort of “faking” it the whole time and actually had his own agenda…jeez, how awful for Katniss to discover this. She will have a difficult time learning who to trust. I’m sure the next book will be just as dramatic. I am hoping for a satisfied ending to this trilogy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I can’t wait to read Mockingjay, actually I think I’ll start on that ASAP.
Read my reviews of the other books in the trilogy.
Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) | Mockingjay Review (The Hunger Games #3)