Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Published August 10, 2011
- Author Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games was one of the first books I read via the Kindle Apps, and I bought it through the US store. When I switched to the UK store, the sequels were not available, so I have been waiting and waiting… and waiting! Finally, here they are, and I snapped it up as soon as I saw it.
It took me a while to get back into it, remember the characters and who did what in the previous book, but the story gets off to quite a slow start, allowing you time to get your head back in the Panem world. I wasn’t totally sold on the first half, the emphasis on the fake love was too much - I never believed it would solve anything, I’m confused why a smart girl like Katniss would think that.
However, when the second Hunger Games gets underway, things get really interesting. I actually had one of those moments, where I couldn’t put it down, even though it was way past my bedtime.
I didn’t love it quite as much as I did the first one, but it’s certainly not a bad sequel at all. Just one more book to read, but then the movies will come out and I can relive it all over again.