Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catching Fire, The Hunger Games Trilogy

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adults

Catching Fire is the second installment of The Hunger Games Trilogy. I picked this book up and started reading it almost immediately after finishing the first book.

Now a victor of the Hunger Games, Katniss is seen as a symbol of rebellion and has, without her realizing encouraged an uprising amongst the people of Panem against the Capitol. The government sees Katniss as a threat to the their power and this brings danger to not only her but also the people that she loves.  
I liked Catching Fire a bit less than The Hunger Games. Its still full of suspense and as fast paced as the first book but I almost lost interest towards the last chapter of the book for reasons that I can’t mention to avoid spoilers. Upon saying that however, Catching Fire’s ending is great as it sets the pace for the third book which I think will be excellent. 
The love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale is a bit more apparent than the first book but am not sure how one can pick sides between the two boys seeing that Peeta gets more mentions and appearances in the book compared to Gale. Despite the lack of mentions, I’m hoping that Katniss will end up with Gale in the third book. I’m into outdoorsy men; bakers don’t excite me, sorry Peeta. *Go Gale*
I’ve enjoyed reading both books and I can’t wait for the third book to be released in August. I’ve also read that Lionsgate has bought the rights to make a movie based on the book. Let’s hope the movie version will live up to the reader’s expectation.  



Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

This year I am going to read both these books! I keep reading so many great reviews about them.

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Yup. Its a good book. Tell me how you like it when you're done reading them okay? :)

~Mary said...

Team Peeta all the way! I have a thing for the nice boys. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I think I'm going to re-read it

christina said...

I love both books! And am desperately waiting for the third one. Oh, and Team Peeta! :P (But secretly, she's lucky to have the love of both genuine guys!)

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Awwww shucks... am I the only one for team Gale? LOL... thanks for dropping by guys! :D

Evy said...

Hey there Ms. Ulat....I just love your blog. Re the 451 book challenge, you can see the list of books at! Hope you sign up.

Where did you get that lovely header for your blog?

Shy said...

I've these two books on my shelf, waiting to be devoured in weeks to come :D Wonder if you're going to write review on The Clash of Kings?

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Hi Shy, yes... its in my to do list but havent had the time to write the review yet. :(

Hi Evy, thank you! Hopefully soon, I got my template from Chic & Sassy Designs. You should check out her templates, really nice! Her site is here:

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