Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

It's a-must-watch movie! I'm so addicted to this Hunger Games thing ^O^
And as you read the review, this story reminds me of this song, both heartbreaking </3

Review may content spoilers for those who haven’t read the first book.

Title: Catching Fire
Writer: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Number of pages: 391pg
Price: IDR 229,000 (Trilogy Box Set - Asian Version)

Rating: 5/5

Katniss and Peeta both survives on the 74th Hunger Games. This is the first time there are two winners in the game. Katniss who wore Mockingjay pin during the game, has accidently triggers a rebellion that she doesn’t know herself.  As if she is the symbol of freedom, revolution. And the uprisings begin everywhere. President Snow, Panem’s president doesn’t like the idea of revolution that Katniss has caused. He forced Katniss to convince him about the love thingy between her and Peeta. He knew it was a lie, and he wants Katniss to continue her lies. Even it means, she will hurt Gale.

It’s not like she hasn’t hurt Gale, but she has to hurt him more. Katniss has to pretend to love Peeta for the rest of her life. But it doesn’t stop here. President Snow has another plan. And it is to bring Katniss back to the arena, on the 75th Hunger Games, the third Quarter Quell. There will be special rules on every Quarter Quell.

And this time, the tributes are from the existing pool victors. Katniss, is the only girl victor from Dirstrict 12. And there are only 2 male victors, Peeta and Haymitch. Of course, Peeta will volunteer if it’s Haymitch name who comes out. Which means, Peeta and Katniss will be back to the arena.
They have to fight the other victors from 11 districts, and it won’t be easy. Katniss and Peeta still have to play their in-love-act in the arena. and this time, 
will they ever make it out together again?

You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him. - Haymitch

Even that I’ve watched the movie, this is still heartbreaking as I read the novel itself 3. As much as I love the movie, the novel brought me up and down along with the emotions play. And it’s really getting me on my nerves about Katniss hanging everyone’s feelings. When she is with Gale, she is like convincing herself that she loves him. But when she is with Peeta, she doesn’t want to let him go as well. And I just…huh…”JUST CHOOSE PEETA ALREADY!!!” T^T. I love the fact that there are a lot of moments between the two and her feeling is getting clearer. The ending is quite hanging but left me curious about Mockingjay. So excited to read the last book! 

And another, Peeta here, Peeta there, Peeta everywhere :p 

And for Team Peeta and Team Katniss! *throws loves* 

Read my review of the first book:


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