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Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)
by Suzanne Collins
genre: dystopian, YA, science fiction
Don’t start Catching Fire unless you’re ready to read Mockingjay. I’m sure I looked like a raving lunatic with tears streaming down my cheeks for nearly the whole time I was driving with my audio book this past weekend. You have to get through some rather annoying Peeta-Gale love triangle drama that detracts from the seriousness of the storyline, but after that, everything builds to an incredible peek.
Summary from Goodreads
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn.