Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before... and surprising readers at every turn.
First Thoughts: As soon as I was done with The Hunger Games I put the jacket back on and shoved it in the box and immediately took out Catching Fire. The cover follows the same pattern of the first one with the Mockingjay, perfect representation of the books. I didn't even need to read the synopsis to want to read this but it is good and if someone picks it up they would definitely be interested in picking up the first book if they hadn't already.
Writing Style: The writing is pretty much the same as my first review. Still no complaints.
Characters: Katniss is still Katniss. She didn't let the Hunger Games destroy who she was and ends up fighting for her life as well as the people she loves again. This time it's more towards them than towards herself, she already considers herself marked for death and doesn't want to bring anyone down with her. She is courageous and strong. I love Peeta in this one more than the first. He knows the truth now but continues to stand by her side. No matter what happened in the first book he still loves her and will risk his life to save her.
Final Thoughts: Not as fantastic as the first one but it was still pretty awesome. I never expected all that to happen. I am still just thinking about it and just reeling. I can see why this series became such a hit and i can't wait to read the last one to see how all this comes together.