Review: Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire

suzanne-collins-catching-fire-e1332001505516All I can say about this book is that it was better than the first, which is saying something because I loved the first one. There are plenty of reviews of this book on many WordPress blogs that will tell you what happens in this book, so I don’t really want to go into that too much here. Besides, I know my dad is starting reading the first one, so I don’t want to spoil this one too much for him (if he even reads this!).

When the first book ended, I thought it had been ended in a bit of a weird place and I was curious to find out what happened next. Suzanne Collins sure knows how to shock her readers though. Whatever I expected to happen, it was definitely not this!

This series is definitely more about the plot than the actual writing, but the plot is just non-stop. Every time you think it might slow down a bit, it’s back up again with another twist.

And just like the first book, this book is left at a cliff hanger, with big question marks about what is going to happen next. I was happy that Gale was brought back into the story at the end, but I’m sure that that after what I’ve read so far, nothing is going to run smoothly in book number three.

Another 5/5 review for this book – brilliant!


4 responses to “Review: Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire”

  1. The cliffhanger at the end of this book is so frustrating!

    Just be aware that Mockingjay is much more political than the first 2. I think knowing that going in to the book will help you enjoy it more. [Most people didn’t know that so that’s why they didn’t like it as much.]


    1. Thanks for the comment – and yes, it’s very frustrating! I’m just glad I bought all three books at once!

      Thanks for the warning about the book, it’s always good to know in advance. I’m sure I’m going to love it though!


  2. “This series is definitely more about the plot than the actual writing, but the plot is just non-stop.” I agree so much! It’s not that the writing is bad – it’s tight and minimalistic and I kind of dig that. (Better than being simple-minded yet all over the place, as encountered in… a certain other YA series.) But the style does not play a great part in what makes this series so successful; the plot does. (And the story/setting and the characters, I think.) That’s probably why it lends itself so well to movie adaptation.


    1. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie. But I agree, I wasn’t saying that the writing was bad, but the plot completely takes over and drags you in to the point where you don’t even see the writing anymore, because you’re just taking in the story.


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