Thursday, December 30, 2010 | By: Jason

Catching Fire (book review)

Review of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

"I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever."
— Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire)

This quote is great, however Suzanne Collins is a master at cliffhangers, and she does it again in Catching Fire!

After reading The Hunger Games, waiting to read Catching fire was impossible! Full of fun twists and socking moments, it was hard to put this book down. The red eyes and tired body the next morning after a long night of reading was truly worth it.

Quick Synopsis from GoodReads:

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. Catching Fire maintains the adrenaline rush of Suzanne Collins's series launch.


Part 2 of The Hunger Games Trilogy is far from a let down. The first book leaves us in a cliffhanger that leaves our brain thirsty for more and Catching Fire flows right along from where the first book left off. This book is definitely a page-turner. It will be hard to put the book down once you start. It is the sci-fi version of David vs. Goliath where a young girl from District 12 has to go up against the mighty Capital who is the true enemy of the people.

Character development:

Many of the main characters of are once again in this book. Those characters develop in the first book (The Hunger Games) so it is important to read it before reading this book. This will help the reader understand why many of the characters act the way that they do. However, Suzanne Collins does a great job at maturing those that have grown; especially, after all their experiences in the first book (I.e. Katness and Prim). This is great because it changes the way we look at these characters. You grow along with them.

Catching Fire also introduces us to many new characters that are well developed. Each new character contributes well to the overall story. It was excited to read how each character plays a major part of the ending of this book.


The plot of this book is amazing. Catching Fire had some big shoes (or book covers) to fill since the first book The Hunger Games. However, Suzanne Collins will not let you down.

The plot if full of never ending turns. The best part about them is that they are unpredictable. The best you can do is making a good guess at what might happen next. There are many surprises in this book not just for the reader but also for the characters.

The book also ends in a major cliffhanger, so make sure you go out and get Mockingjay now, your going to need it after reading this one.

Book Flow:

The book starts of slow for the first couple of chapters. The beginning chapters will lay the foundation to the rest of the book; it will soon pick up speed very quickly so sit back, read, and enjoy the ride.

5 out of 5 SHOTS! Amazing Book!

Jason (Book Sniper)


Liz said...

Hello fellow Book Addict-
I love this series! Definitely one of my favorites!

Stephanie said...

Everyone that reads this book seems to love it. I'm going to have to add it to my to-read list!

Book_Sniper said...

Hi Stephanie and Liz

Yeah Stephanie your going to love this book. I couldnt put it down. Let me know when you finish a review of it.

Anonymous said...

This series is one of my favorites! I'm glad you are enjoying it!

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