“Loved it! Just as good as Hunger Games. Cliffhanger ending!”Jenny W wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is just as fantastic as the 1st book! it is so great, but so sad and suspensful! i cant wait for the 3rd!”Eleda F wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Katniss has done it. She won, and she isn't going home alone. With Peeta by her side she goes on home thinking the worst is done. But the nightmares are only beginning. The Capitol is angry at her little stunt to keep both her and Peeta alive, so they decide to take control of her entire life. At least at The Hunger Games you knew what to expect. Here in the districts they can kill you and make it look like an accident. Whats worst they can kill your whole family and friends right along with you. All this is in Katniss mind when she hears about strange rumors concerning a revolution, and how she is the spark that finally started the flame.
There is nothing that can hold a candle to The Hunger Games, but Catching Fire serves as an excellent bridge between book's 1 and 3. When a series usually consist of 3 books book 2 is almost always bound to be a bridge between books and Catching Fire serves this plus it gives us more clues and answers questions while giving us more that I expect will be answered in book 3.
Katniss is as independent as ever and I just love her for that. She seems more stronger now, but at the same time she isn't putting a barrier between her and the world anymore. She is letting people in. Oh and she is as smart as in previous installments. All in all in the Katniss department we see a little of character development that is just enough to start off book 3 and keep us happy.
One of the only things that let me down about this book is that I didn't get to know Gale as well as I would have liked. I wanted to know more about him than his rough exterior. I wanted more Gale time. But that don't mean I am on Gale Team, I am still Team Peeta. In fact if this book did anything is make me more of a Team Peeta member! Peeta is just so sweet and he really means everything he says, and at the same time if it comes to his or Katniss life he will take every precaution necessary to prolong both if not only Kat's.
I say he would make an excellent spokesman for the rebellion. Oh and yes, I am all for the revolution. The sooner the better! One thing this book definitely didn't lose was it's suspense. Sure I expected some things, other's I didn't, and some things I kind of had some idea they were there while other's took me by surprise.
Oh and I still find it hard to remember the names O.o Why must they be so weird!
The ending was a total cliffhanger. I understand why Katniss acts like she acts by the end, but I think that she should stay still for just a minute and take”
“Katniss continues her struggles against a government that dictates all control. A second hunger games forces her to yet again evaluate all that is precious in her world. The very sudden ending has a surprising twist and lots of promise for the third book!”Teri L wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love it so far.”DWF wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As most of you know, this is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I absolutely loved the Hunger Games, was riveted! This book was no different! I won't give away anything because it is so much better if you go in not knowing any of the details! It is surprising, shocking, and as ruthless as the first book! I am not even sure at this point what team I am on: Team Gale or Team Peeta! Maybe in book three, they can combine both guys and create one superboy for Katniss. All I can say is that I absolutely cannot wait for the conclusion! I am sure it will leave me reeling!
“If you liked "The Hunger Games", you will not be disappointed in this second installment. The story picks up right where the first left off. Katniss and Peeta are living in the more comfortable victor's quarters, only life is in no way easy for them. Their rebellion at the end of the games has sparked an uprising in some of the districts and in an attempt to squash it and show its omnipotence over the citizen's lives, the Capitol is forcing 2 victors from each district back into the games. Back go Katniss and Peeta and the love triangle with the ever "strong but silent" Gale continues, too. The most difficult part of this story is waiting for the 3rd installment to come out in Spring '10. ”GPS READS wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really wanted to find out who Katniss chose: Peeta or Gale. My money was on Gale but wavered toward Peeta. The introduction of another series of characters and events to move the story along was brilliant. Can't wait for Book 3!”Sharon M wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Damn, have to wait for the next one.”Mark wrote this review Monday, December 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is AWESOME! I think I liked this one better than The Hunger Games. The games are very exciting in this story, and the reader gets a much deeper understanding of Katniss's heart and her strength. Best book I've read in years! So unique!”Aymee J wrote this review Thursday, December 24, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No