After winning the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returned to her district, dreading becoming a mentor in the next games. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol due to her stunt at the games. The president is not happy and when Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol’s Victory Tour, they have to convince the world that they are still in love with each other, if not then the consequences will be brutal.
Normally sequels do not hold much staying power, only select few- and this book is one of the few! Already gripped from the first book leaving me wanting more, catching fire has quenched my thirst.
Leaving off from where the last book ended, you feel relieved for the couple after what they endured in the arena, but then threats happen and put you on edge willing them to persuade the president that they can prove their fake love to the public- but it fails. to punish them he sends them back into the arena for the quarter quell (a special hunger games marking 75 years of it) and re wrote the rule that all previous winners go in- i was shocked and felt sick for katniss! actually had an omg moment and that’s rare for me talking to a book!
Where the first book was more about freedom in the arena (so to speak) when they go back its more control as love how this time the arena is like a clock and horrid, deathly tricks the games throw at the tributes at each hour in different sections was brilliant writing.
the ending is powerful and what a page turner it is- or rather get to the next book quick as want to find out the cliff hanger!
hope and trust is a key part of the book- a rebellion is rising and how suzanne knits it all together is amazing.