Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and KatnissPeeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
When Katniss won the Hunger Games, life was supposed to become simple. Her loved ones would never go hungry again, never get cold, never want for anything again. With the Capitol, things are never that simple.
The Capitol views what Katniss did in the arena to save Peeta and herself as an act of defiance. The districts view it as the hope they need. The spark of rebellion is lite.
It’s really hard to write this review without giving something away. I going to try to keep this spoiler free.
In The Hunger Games we learned a little about the Capitol. We saw what life is like in District 12. We heard snippets of what life is like in the other Districts. In Catching Fire we learn just how much power the Capitol has over the people and how far they will go to keep it.
Catching Fire starts off with a bang and the action doesn’t stop. I was holding my breath until the very end. I have said it before but I will say it again, Suzanne Collins is a genius. The Hunger Games was an amazing book and she managed to follow it up with an equally amazing tale.
I have always been a sucker for political intrigue and this trilogy has plenty of that.
Sometimes, in books the protagonist gets overshadowed by the side characters. Not Katniss. Even with a character as perfectly written as Peeta, he can’t compete when it comes to Katniss. She is a voice that must be heard and will stay with you long after the last page. I just want to add that I love Peeta Mellark! If Katniss doesn’t want him, can I have him?
This trilogy is going to go down in history. It will definitely be on the classics shelf in the future. So read it! 5 Stars