Catching Fire Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Customers Review – “Seamless continuation from previous title”

catching fire hunger gamesOne thing I must say between books 1 and books 2 of the Hunger Games books is how seamless they seem to flow into each other. As most would agree, the first Hunger Games was excellently put together so a continuation was very much welcomed.

The narrator grew on me, she did a very good job voicing the different characters that are introduced (which were quite a few). She did very well to show the tortured nature of the characters in this book.

Catching Fire introduces a lot of very interesting new characters I must say. The tyranny of the Capital and of Snow becomes even more evident in the title. The story progresses very quickly I find and certain aspects of the book seems a bit rushed if you ask me, however much was not lost in this title and it was very much enjoyed.

Publisher’s Summary

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy. Still hungry?

What the Critics Say

“Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?).” (People Magazine)

Catching Fire not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It’s just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you’ve already suffered with them.” (Stephenie Meyer)

“…enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment.” (School Library Journal, starred review)

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  • Written by: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Series: Hunger Games, Book 2
  • Format: Unabridged

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