Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Catching Fire

By:  Suzanne Collins

From Goodreads:  Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

I picked up Catching Fire this week in my efforts to get caught up with this series before Mockingjay comes out later this month.  Some of y'all might have heard about that.  Just like with Hunger Games I was immediately caught up in the story.  Thank goodness my kids are old enough to fend for themselves (and my husband took them swimming most of the day) because I read this book cover to cover in one afternoon. 

Katniss continues to frustrate the daylights out of me.  What's wrong with that girl??  At least she understands she doesn't deserve Peeta.  I know there are a lot of people out there picking teams, Team Peeta/Team Gale.  I'm not on either team.  If Katniss hasn't gotten her act together yet, I don't think she will!  I lean towards Peeta though.  Gale had his chance and didn't take it.

Is it just me or do these book make anyone else want to start staging protests and rebelling against the government?  To any shady government agency that might be monitoring my blog:  I'm just kidding!!


Savannah said...

I love this book. I am totally hooked!! Team Gale!!!

Shy said...

I haven't touch any books in the series yet because I am waiting for Mockingjay to be published so that I can read them all in one go! I'm glad that you really enjoyed this book and seriously, your opinion on Katniss really makes me wonder more about her.

p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. Sorry that it takes me awhile to get back to you =) Happy reading!

Karen and Gerard said...

I like Katniss and feel sorry for her. She's in a very bad situation. She has two great guys to choose from, kind of like the reality show, "The Bachelorette." My husband and I both like this series a lot and can't wait for Mockingjay.

Here's a link to our review of "Catching Fire":