Catching Fire Moves Along Nicely
21 October, 2014
I rated Catching Fire half a star under the first book of the trilogy, The Hunger Games. This Instalment isn't quite as innovative and fresh, and of course, we know our main characters a bit better now. Still, there is plenty of action in the second half of the book to offset the somewhat slower first half, which sets the mental and emotional state of our protagonist, Katniss. Life hasn't turned out exactly as she'd thought it would since becoming a celebrity victor of the last Games. She's a bit dim-witted throughout this book and reluctantly and eventually accepts her central role in the developing rebellion again the Capital.
As usual, the author does a great job with the supporting cast, including Katniss' family, her love interests, Peeta and Gale, mentor Haysmith, her fashion staff, and the other contestants that share the Arena with her as the Capital forces the past victors into the Arena once more.
A nicely planned out Plotline, and detailed worldbuilding enhance this easy to read book and provides a nice bridge into what I hope will be the thrilling conclusion in the final book, Mockingjay. Recommended.