Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire

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  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games, Book 2

    May 28, 2011 by millinocket is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great characters, ever more interesting setting
    Cons: I hate cliff-hanger endings, fortunately book 3 is already out

    Summary: First, a caveat.  Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  These books really need to be read in order.  So if you haven't read book one, definitely start there!  Catching Fire will be ... read more

  • Fails under closer scrutiny

    Nov 16, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good adventure.
    Cons: Stupid story gimmicks, Supposed enemies become allies.

    Summary: Genre: Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Thriller / Sci-FiCatching Fire is the second novel in the Hunger Games book trilogy. It follows the story where the first one ended. Catching Fire is a big disappointment, it is childish, without ... read more

  • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collin's Work

    Apr 8, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The trilogy mends together, keeping you on the edge of your seat. 
    Cons: There aren't enough books! 

    Summary: ‘The Hunger Games’, the annual Games that involve two children/teens from each of the twelve districts. Problem is, they all fight to be the last one standing. With both Peeta and Katniss’s love growing, they have to go in the arena ... read more

  • Catch The Fire

    Feb 22, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great follow up to the first novel
    Cons: SLow to start

    Summary: I admit at first I did not like this book.  I wasn’t sure where Collins was going to take the story, but I am glad I stuck with it.  It changed my viewpoints and I ended up loving the story.  The story started out slow and was ... read more

  • The Capitol is out for blood!

    Dec 12, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exciting and intense story.        
    Cons: Some gory violence.    

    Summary: Can I just say that I think that the second book in Suzanne Collins’ famous “Hunger Games” series “Catching Fire” is easily the best book out of the entire series so far?  “Catching ... read more

  • Return to the Hunger Games

    Nov 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Katniss and Co. are back in an exciting sequel.
    Cons: It does not stand all that well on its own.

    Summary: Catching Fire, the second book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series, starts about six months after Katniss and Peeta have returned home.  They have both won the Hunger Games and are now trying to resume normal lives.  For ... read more

  • Not Full Yet: The Hunger Games Continue in CATCHING FIRE BY SUZANNE COLLINS

    Aug 7, 2012 by talyseon is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredibly well written, gripping, brutal young adult novel.
    Cons: I am not kidding; it is brutal.

    Summary: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  Book Two of The Hunger Games. Warning: this review contains spoilers of the first book, The Hunger Games. Well, Katniss Everdeen survived the 74thannual Hunger Games, and in ... read more

  • Things Heat Up in Catching Fire

    Aug 3, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: continues the thought-provoking intensity of the first book
    Cons: none

    Summary: For most Hunger Games tributes, surviving the fight to the death and ensuring a somewhat greater food supply for the people of your district is generally the end. Victors get to live the rest of their lives in more luxury than they’d known before ... read more

  • Very Entertaining and Suspenseful

    Jun 21, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for many ages Not a happy ending
    Cons: A tad repetitive of the first book

    Summary: As a parent of school-aged children, I see how much reading affects students in school. My 12 year old daughter heard that Catching Fire was a great book. Naturally, I told her if she read the first book, she could read Catching Fire. After seeing how ... read more

  • Catching Fire - My favorite of the Hunger Games trilogy

    May 13, 2012 by phungus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A rebellion is brewing!
    Cons: Middle parts of trilogies leave you hanging in the end.

    Summary: I just recently finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy and I think Catching Fire was my favorite of the series. This book takes place right after Katniss and Peeta are declared dual winners of the Hunger Games, and it’s about how ... read more

  • Collins's Catching Fire. A Blaze of Glory

    Apr 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: *Fans of the first should love this
    Cons: *Focuses more on the love interests.

    Summary: Catching Fire is the 2nd novel in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. After the success of the The Hunger Games, Collins could back to work on continuing Katniss and co. storyline, so in 2009 the sequel was released. Catching Fire ... read more

  • An exciting read!!!!

    Apr 24, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Relatable but still feels like another world.
    Cons: There are not really any negative qualities I see this book having. 

    Summary: The Hunger Games was first published on September 14th of 2008, my freshman year of highschool. It is a novel/series by Suzanne Collins and gone on to be a movie adaptaion.I noticed it on display in my school library one day and had not ... read more

  • Catching Fire - Things Heat Up for Katniss

    Apr 23, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining second book with returning likable characters.
    Cons: Cliffhanger ending.

    Summary: I finally picked up The Hunger Games recently after being unsure if I wanted to read the books for a while.  I would have started right in on Catching Fire if I had when I finished the first ... read more

  • Catching fire review

    Apr 15, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good characters, strong plot, unique story line
    Cons: easy read

    Summary: The story line of this book was quite wonderful, gave a very thoughtful view of political problems which could happen in the future and was a very unique plot. The characters were strong, and the all the disputes – both moral and physical – ... read more

  • Absolutely Fantastic Read, If Age Appropriate.

    Apr 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: This is a great book. It's very well written, and the characters are very endearing.
    Cons: Some disturbing occurences and intense violence.

    Summary: This book, in fact the entire trilogy, is pure genius.  While my favorite book in the series was the first, Catching Fire isn't far behind.  The characters are all very unique and identifiable.  The plot is complex and keeps readers on ... read more

  • Katniss Everdeen Playing Chess: Pawns, Bishops, Kings, Queens

    Apr 6, 2012 by toiletoctopus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Katniss, Gale, Peeta, Writing Style, Creepy, Creative
    Cons: Boring at parts, Some character development issues

    Summary: After finishing the very popular Hunger Games, which I enjoyed immensely, it was time for "round two." That of course would be "Catching Fire," written by Suzanne Collins, who has a unique talent with this genre of fiction. This is one strange ... read more

  • Fizzled Out For Me

    Apr 2, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Couple of new characters
    Cons: Does not further the plot or add any character development to the series.

    Summary: After reading The Hunger Games, I was intrigued enough by the characters to borrow the second book, Catching Fire, from a friend.   I was kind of disappointed in Catching Fire.   I don’t think ... read more

  • Catching Fire - Katniss Everdeen Returns To The Hunger Games

    Apr 2, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Detailed environment, rich characters, dark, interesting, gripping.
    Cons: First half of book slower, emotional conflict overplayed.

    Summary: Catching Fire is the second book in a dystopian trilogy from Suzanne Collins.  After threading through the pages of Book One as quickly as my eyes could scan the pages, I was eager to pick up the second installment.  Catching Fire ... read more

  • insanely hungry

    Mar 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -Action scenes
    - well written
    -exciting
    -could feel the tension
    Cons: -Similar to first book
    - Dragged on a bit in some places

    Summary: What do I mean by this?  While I enjoyed the book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, it left me hungry for a book like the first in the series, called Hunger Games.  Now I do not want to give too much away but it felt eerily similar to the first ... read more

  • Catching Fire

    Mar 7, 2012 by kairosdreaming is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More of the Hunger Games story is revealed.
    Cons: Pacing, voice.

    Summary: **Warning, this review could contain spoilers**Ok, so I have to admit I've become fully blown obsessed about this series.  I even want a little Mockingjay pin that I would actually wear and show my geeky side with.  That being said, ... read more

  • The next Harry Potter

    Mar 7, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Emotions. Intrique. Great story line.
    Cons: Some have found it to be "predictable"but keep reading.

    Summary: Looking for a series to get you excited? Something that hasn't been done before? Then I would say this should be the next book that you pick up to read. It's the first in a three part series and is nothing short of exceptional. It follow the story of a ... read more

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