Monday, March 8, 2010

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire

Sequels aren't always very good so I was very pleasantly surprised that the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins was just as gripping and enjoyable as the first. Seriously, this is such a page turner! I read it in just a few days despite having a new baby in the house so you can really believe me when I say that I couldn't tear myself away from it. :-)

The story of Catniss against the Capitol continues and takes several unexpected turns. I don't want to say anything about it so as not to spoil the suspense aspect... But go read it right now, it's that good! :-)

I love the imagination that went into the future world portrayed in this series... the differences between the districts, how the people of the Capitol look and act, the history, the technology, all the little things. It's very believable.

I'm still rooting for Peeta and I hope that that's where the story will end up. I have to wait to find out though, I can't believe the third part isn't out yet!!!

Challenges: 2010 Countdown Challenge


Louise said...

I also really liked this one, and am looking so much forward to the third one. Congrats on the new baby :-D

Ana S. said...

I still hadn't started this series, but I'm happy to hear this lives up to the first book :) said...

I *heart* Peeta and this series and eagerly wait (but not patiently) for Mockingjay.

Kailana said...

I am looking forward to book 3.

Memory said...

I was really happy with this follow-up, too. I often find sequels just a little bit disappointing, but I enjoyed this one more than the first!