Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins

Published: 2009
Genre: Action, Dystopia
Hardback: 400 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the amazon:
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 Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

My two-bits:
In-a-word: mockingjay

whaaaa? - my expression upon reading the last sentence of this book

Book 2. You can guess that the games are sooo NOT over for the main character, Katniss.

The action and adventure that was in book 1 carries over into book 2 with ease. One could easily devour this book in one sitting... if allowed.

The quote “Gladiator” meets “Project Runway” from on Suzanne's site tickles me. So true.

The strategies and cleverness of the characters during the games was fascinating to read.

I loved every minute of this dystopia world. Not because it was a happy place. But because of the characters.

And, the love triangle is ever present.

Team Peeta ;-D

The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
The Victors - Book 3 (this title is not official... yet)
- release date: August 24, 2010

*part of my Dystopia challenge

*check out my Book Fashion Catching Fire dress

Because this series rocks...

*** Giveaway ***

Do you have what it takes?

Open to all.
Hunger Games book 1 or 2 or 3
by Suzanne Collins
-whichever one you want
-offer ends December 31, 2009

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vvb's Book Hunger Games requirements:

1. In a survival situation fighting against supernatural beings, what would be your weapon of choice?

2. You must battle werewolves

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And, answer questions #1, #4 and #5.

Also, tell me which of the three books you would like as a prize.


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Career tributes (groups formed with 3+ players):
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*first learned about cryptids at Travails of a Budding Author


Contest has ended - winner is here


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