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.
I can see why everyone considered this a filler. The writing is superb but Katniss drove me crazy in this one. Good lord talk about falling apart. I wanted to pull my hair out with this book. I thought that with this one, there would be more action but it was more of a chess game. The pieces are carefully setting in place by all top players. Katniss was not really one of these top players and the reader is kinda left wondering but you do know that something is going on.
I really loved Finnrick and of course Cinna; I just love him. We see President Snow making his rounds and I’m hating the man even more. This book was the calm before the storm, Catching Fire is really just that. But the fire is a slow burn and at times I really just wanted more to happen. Not in the games, that action is there. I wanted Katniss to do something more, anything to control her own path. In the end I really knew that she was more of a pawn then a leader and there were plenty to use her. Good book though! A filler but written very well.