Katee Robert (redqueen1) wrote,
Katee Robert

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

There are no words.

Seriously, I don't even know where to begin. I've always been fond of Katniss. She's a survivor, even when the odds are so blatantly against her as they were in this book. Capitol knows she doesn't love Peeta, knows that she faked her reasonings behind her threat to eat the poisonous berries at the conclusion of the Hunger Games. But Katniss has no idea that her actions have fueled the unrest stirring in the Districts. She's become a mascot, of sorts, for their rage at Capitol.

Watching Katniss try to fight against this mood, to tame it as she's instructed to ... it's like watching a single person try to stem an avalanche. I'm not going to give spoilers, but the events leading up to the conclusion (and the conclusion itself) blindsided me. I expected a lot of things from this book (plot-wise) and this was NOT one of them.

Ms. Collins is a genius. I was all over the place, emotionally, flitting between grief, impotent rage and breathless suspense. I'm still all over the place thinking about it now, looking back and seeing the clues I missed along the way. Just ... WOW. 10/10
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