Sunday, October 4, 2009

Catching Fire - review

This book was everything that I was hoping, minus a couple of things. First, I was not impressed when they had to go back into the Hunger Games I felt like it was a repeat of the first book and was hoping for something more. Second, I thought that I would be rooting for Peeta but we got to know Gale a little more in this story and I do have to say he is a MAN! I turned sides and was rooting for Gale.

This book set it up really nicely for a great finale. It will be interesting to read how the Capitol decides to deal with all the rebellions and how or if Katniss continues to be the symbol of rebellion and what she decides to do with it. Will she end up with Gale? It does make you think that she will since she admits to loving him but you never know, we might be turned back into rooting for Peeta.

What did you think?


mandy said...

Finally finished - I loved it! I thought it was a little slow-moving at first, but all the foreshadowing and hinting kept me from getting bored. I was on edge the entire book WAITING for "it" to happen, whatever "it" was going to be. I kind of liked how she dragged it out and didn't let the rest of the story really take off until the last few pages. This, of course, is only okay because there will be a third book:)

I was quite shocked that they had to go back into the arena, but I wasn't disappointed. They weren't in there for long, and I just knew that something was going to happen to prevent them from finishing the Games.

I was rooting for Gale before, but in this book I switched to Peeta! I still like Gale, but he just wasn't in it enough, and I've really gotten to know Peeta so well now. The thought of her choosing one of them over the other breaks my heart, though - love triangles suck!!! But they do make for good reading:)

Can't wait for the third book!

winterpeachblog said...

Oh I'm glad I found this blog. I haven't sat down with a good book in months. I just barely heard about book review blogs. Good to know and thanks for the reviews.

RETTJ16 said...

We need a new book!! :)