Genre: YA Science Fiction, Trilogy #2
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Yearly Count: 106
The story of Katniss continues right where The Hunger Games left off.
Overall, I was disappointed in the story line in Catching Fire. It was too repetitious, consequently, leaving the suspense by the wayside. My other complaint would be Katniss. She was not the Katniss I remembered - I missed the strength in her character.
However, I was impressed with the creativity of the world in which Katniss lives. Collins has a gift for making the oddest ideas seem realistic. Catching Fire did have some twists and turns that kept the book interesting, but I was not riveted like I was for The Hunger Games. Despite my lack of enthusiasm, I am looking forward to the conclusion. Hopefully it'll be fresh and exciting.