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Catching Fire, Hunger Games Series Book #2 (Collins, Suzanne)

7/10

Catching Fire

 

Synopsis

Katniss Everdeen survived the hunger games. Now the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first because I felt the ending was incredibly rushed. In the first book, the time spent in the arena took up the majority of the story and I expected this one to be the same. It wasn’t. The time in the arena and before, felt very rushed and should have taken longer than the few days that it actually took. Collins should have either made the whole book longer, or cut down on some of the explanation before the Quarter Quell is announced.

Overall, I did enjoy this book but like the first one, I would recommend it to teenagers rather than younger readers because a lot of the topics covered in the book are disturbing.

Read the first book review: The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games, Hunger Games Series Book #1 (Collins, Suzanne)

8/10

The Hunger Games

 

 

If you have read this book please feel free to tell me your thoughts on it!!

Synopsis

Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death. In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

This book is very popular and I remember reading it for the first time; I adored it then and nothing has changed after the fiftieth read through. The emotions felt by Katniss and Peeta are so raw that it is hard not to fall in love with the characters. The plot development is crafted and developed well throughout the book and there are rarely any slow bits. The subject matter is quite morbid so for this reason I would not recommend it to younger teens, although there is nothing stopping them from reading it.

Each character manages to conjure up a different emotion in the reader so by the end of the Hunger Games the reader is hooked. It is a constant page turner and it is very difficult to stop at the end of the chapter. Even though Collins doesn’t use typical cliff hangers, she manages to subtly include devices which make you want to read on and finish the book in one sitting, which unfortunately isn’t always possible…

I loved this book so much and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys constant thrill and suspense in a book. Aspects of it can be disturbing so bear in mind that it is just a fiction book.

The second book in the series is here.

Buy this book on Amazon: The Hunger Games

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