Catching Fire is the second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.
An action-packed book. This book showcased the nation of Panem under the cruel hands of the Capitol through the eyes of a sixteen-year old Katniss Everdeen, who after winning the 74th Hunger Games together with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark, found herself inside the Games once more for the Quarter Quell (75th Hunger Games).
Katniss is the spark to a revolution, and the Capitol wants revenge. She won the Hunger Games and returns alive with District 12 Tribute partner Peeta. But he and longtime friend Gale both reject her. On their Victory Tour of all the districts, locals riot but the winning duo must appear lost in their love.
Literally sent me gasping and my jaw dropping while I was like “What?” several times in the Book. The Games became tougher than before. Full of surprising turn of events, never a dull moment. The book took a deeper look on existing characters from book one, particularly Gale whose relationship with Katniss became clearer throughout the plot, and also presented new characters which are as fascinating as the ones on the first installment (ehem, Finnick Odair, ehem). The second book did justice to the first one. Suzanne Collins did an amazing job.