The powerful second novel in The Hunger Games Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins.
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.
Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in this second novel of the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.
September 1, 2009
Praise for Catching Fire:
#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Time Magazine Top 10 Fiction Book of 2009 A People Magazine (Top 10) Best Book of 2009 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice A Los Angeles Times Best Children's Book of 2009 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009 A Booklist Editors' Choice 2009 A Kirkus Best Book of 2009 #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
"Enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment." — School Library Journal, starred review
"Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power." — Time Magazine
"Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?)." — People Magazine
"Collins has joined J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer as a writer of children's books that adults are eager to read." — Bloomberg.com
"Catching Fire not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It's just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you've already suffered with them." — Stephenie Meyer
About the Author
Suzanne Collins is the author of the
New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut.
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