- Publisher: Scholastic
- Format: Paperback | 480 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 28mm | 300g
- Publication date: 7 September 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1407109367
- ISBN 13: 9781407109367
- Sales rank: 73
After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. This is the terrifying sequel to "The Hunger Games".
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By TheBookWorm123 04 Jul 2014
Catching Fire is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. It is by far my favourite book in the series. I loved the idea that it wasn't just about the Games, it was about "the bigger picture": revolution/uprising. It was well written and action packed as always. I give The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 5 out of 5 stars.
By H. 07 Nov 2012
Whilst I believe 'Catching Fire' is the weakest book in the series, that doesn't mean I didn't thoroughly enjoy it. That just goes to prove how good this series is. Whilst 'The Hunger Games' series is not perfect (the writing is a little simple at times and there is a noteworthy lack of character development and detail- they often seem a little shallow, unlike other YA characters which can seem so vivid), it is a very engaging and provocative read. 'Catching Fire' is the middle book, the joiner between the games and the ultimate conclusion in 'Mockingjay'. Because of this, the book does fall into some of those traps of repetition that many 'filler' or 'bridge' books often do. However, the story does amplify the growing tension in Panem and explores deeper into the rising paranoia, fear and dissension. Essentially, this book helps to build the anticipation and the tension introduced in the first book. It takes the reader further into the issues facing Panem, the struggles in the districts and the changing political atmosphere. Whilst it does rush a little bit towards the last third of the book, I think the book's strong point is the beginning section of intrigue and build up which helps to provide a good foundation going into 'Mockingjay'. Whilst it isn't as good as 'The Hunger Games', it is still fantastically written and very confronting. Recommend to anyone.
By Colleen 09 Jul 2012
"...Catching Fire, just like its predecessor, is absolutely amazing. The entire series so far is thrilling; Collins writes in such a way that it is very easy to become immersed in the world she has created in Panem: to visualize the surroundings as if you were there yourself, to find yourself crying with and for characters at emotional moments, to find yourself holding your breath for several pages before finally sighing with relief or gasping and/or yelling out of something else entirely, be it anger, disbelief, or surprise. There is every bit as much suspense and action as in The Hunger Games - arguably more, even, and the stakes are much higher now that the citizens of all the districts are potentially involved, affected by whatever move is made. This time, it isn't just about killing or out-living 23 other people. It's about Prim. Rue's family. Gale. Peeta. Her mother. Everyone..."
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By Alina Solomkina 16 Dec 2011
This is my favourite book of the series. It is not as gorey as The Hunger Games, but I found it even darker. I was completely sucked into the novel from the very first page. It made me gasp and let me have a chuckle, made my heart race and then stop. The story went in an absolutely unpredictable direction, and after a twist half-way through the book, I felt too scared to go on because I was afraid of what I might find on each next page, but at the same time I was dying to get to the end to find out how everything does turn out. This book keeps you in constant suspense and you actually cannot put it down. It took me just over a day to get through it (and I'm not a fast reader!), and now I wish I could erase the memory of it and read it again to experience it in full once more.
By Kon Kaldaridis 13 Mar 2010
Stephenie Meyer "amazing"
Stephen King "couldn't stop reading"
Original and wholely consuming. I still can't get it out of my mind. If you like action, you'll like it. If you hate action, you'll love it.