Still Dark and Disturbing
25 February, 2015
Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Games Trilogy. Though Collins has done a tremendous job of weaving back story into her second book, I think you need to read book I, The Hunger Games, to get the most from book II. And don’t go into Book II thinking it will satisfy your curiosity. Everyone in Oprah’s book club could hang off this cliff with room to spare.
Catching Fire is a fast-paced page-turner, and no less disturbing than The Hunger Games. In fact, it’s probably more disquieting. It’s one of those “just-when-you-thought-it-was-safe-to-go-back-into-the-woods” type of stories. But it’s not over and Catching Fire is but a lily pad on the trip across the pond.
Collins’s imagination tops the scales in her depiction of the arena in this second book. It’s clever and creative and I can’t wait to see how Book III, Mocking Jay, ends this dark and disturbing series.