Catching Fire [book review]

Yes, yes I know.  I’m super late on reading this book because, if you remember, I read the reviewed The Hunger Games over a year ago.  My bad.

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In the continuation of The Hunger Games, we find Katniss months after her victory in the dreaded games.  She’s now living in Victor’s Village in District 12, only she doesn’t want to be there.  She misses her old home and way of living… the way it was before the games happened.

She might be a crowned victor, but the games will never leave her.  She hasn’t talked to Peeta since she confessed that she faked being in love with him to keep them alive and now the two of them will soon be leaving for the Victor’s Tour.  And she constantly has nightmares from her experience in the arena.

But an unexpected visit from President Snow throws her for a loop and she finds herself even more immersed in the games that she’s tried so hard to forget.

Now I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen in this book because, unfortunately, I saw the movie first.  Even though it was over a year ago I saw the movie, I was a bit fuzzy about the events that took place so reading this was a good refresher as well as a way to learn more of the details that the movie left out.

I throughly enjoyed being able to once again get inside Katniss’ head during the events of this book, which is the one element we don’t get in the movies.  It provides a better understanding of her character and what makes her tick.

What I didn’t like was that I found myself trying to skip ahead to get to a certain event I knew was coming up.  So it took me a litter longer than usual to read since I had to keep my eyes from wandering ahead.

All in all, I enjoyed the book and now I can’t wait to get the review of Mockingjay up, since I finished it already (I literally finished it within 29 hours).  Expect that review to go up later this week or early next week.

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