The second book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ...and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol ...
The second book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ...and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Then comes the cruellest twist: the contestants for the next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced into the arena once more.
the process was easy. no disappointments. book in order just as described.
Jun 12, 2013
ToryB's Catching Fire review
I loved this book. I think it's better than the first. Very imaginative. I thought I was getting pretty good at predicting plots but this one was very surprising. Although, quite a bit longer than the first, it is compelling nonetheless. These books are not just for teenagers. I'm a man in his 40's and I love them.
Jan 25, 2013
A Must Read Trilogy
A fantastic read, for all ages. I've read the three books several times, and now I purchased the CD's, which I can listen to while I complete household chores.
Nov 22, 2012
Looking for Part 3 Now
I don't normally like trilogies or follow-on books and movies but this was very well done. I'm waiting for part 3.
Oct 28, 2012
Read and enjoyed it.
The third book is a must read after reading the first two; however, it's not as engaging and a little harder to get through.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-06-22 Fresh from their improbable victory in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta get to enjoy the spoils only briefly before they must partake in a Capitol-sponsored victory tour. But trouble is brewing-President Snow tells Katniss directly he won't stand for being outsmarted, and she overhears rumbles of uprisings in Panem's districts. Before long it's time for the next round of games, and because it's the 75th anniversary of the competition, something out of the ordinary is in order. If this second installment spends too much time recapping events from book one, it doesn't disappoint when it segues into the pulse-pounding action readers have come to expect. Characters from the previous volume reappear to good effect: Katniss's stylist, Cinna, proves he's about more than fashion; Haymitch becomes more dimensional. But the star remains Katniss, whose bravery, honesty and wry cynicism carry the narrative. (About her staff of beauticians she quips: "They never get up before noon unless there's some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair.") Collins has also created an exquisitely tense romantic triangle for her heroine. Forget Edward and Jacob: by book's end (and it's a cliffhanger), readers will be picking sides-Peeta or Gale? Ages 12-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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