zaterdag 4 juni 2011

50 Books Challenge 2011 - # 31: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Story: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.
Start: june 1st 2011
End: june 4th 2011
Comment: When the first book in a series is so succesful, it's hard to follow it. Suzanne Collins made it happen, because she succeeded to write an even better sequel. "Catching Fire" starts right after Katniss and Peeta won the Hunger Games. Katniss thinks she can pick up her normal life again, but instead she has te re-enter the arena. And this time the Capitol is even more relentless then before. The first was good, but this book was on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting. Again every chapter ended with a cliffhanger, so you just had to keep reading. Katniss' view on the games changed, because it's a lot harder to kill someone if you know that person already. I still like Katniss for her strength, bravery and loyalty. As for Peeta, I'm not a fan. He has his moments, but I like Gale more. His relationship with Katniss is far more true and believable. The ending was super good. I love it when books or movies have an open ending. Especially when it's a series, because now I just have to read "Mockinjay".
Rating: 5/ 5

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