Catching Fire (the Hunger Games, #2)
By Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2009
391 pages, Hardcover
Date Finished: 9/17/2010
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Coming of Age, Adventure, Action, Futuristic
~First Line of Book: "I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air."
~Last Line of Book: " 'Katniss, there is no District Twelve.' "
Review: Catching Fire was/ is an amazing sequel to The Hunger Games! There was more action, adventure, and romance -- with more than just Peeta (nothing sexual, parents!). Katniss is devestated that she must return to the arena for th e Quarter Quell (aka, the Seventy-fifth Hunger Games), but she has no choice. Can she start a true rebellion against the Capitol?
Awesome book! Anyone who doesn't read this series, is truly missing out on some ah-mazing books! Recommended to everyone who can get their hands on it! :D
Quotes from the Book:
"I act delighted, but I have zero interest in these Capitol people. They are only distractions from the food."
"I'm filled with awe, as I always am, as I watch her transform from a woman who calls me to kill a spider to a woman immune to fear."
"Finnick recites a poem he wrote to his one true love in the Capitol, and about a hundred people faint because they're sure he means them."
"I bet only a handful of the victors can swim. And there was no pool in the Training Center, no chance to learn. Either you came in a swimmer or you'd better be a really fast learner."
"Like everything here, the water's on the warm side, but this is no time to be picky."
"Our jumpsuits are no help at all. We may as well be dressed in tissue paper, for all the protection they give."
--Zakiya, the walking butterfly