Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Book 2 of 3)

Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins

This second book was another quick, light read.  The writing was just as entertaining, and held my interest all the way through.  However, some of the content was a little less interesting to me.  The love triangle had too much page time in this story for my tastes.  It had been introduced in the first book, but circumstances made it easier to ignore.  In this second book, it was far more prominent.  I also found some aspects of this book a little repetitive, particularly in the second half, although the twist before the halfway point caught me by surprise.

The main character, Katniss, did show a little more of a backbone in this story, which I was happy to see.  She was often confused about how to handle things, but I guess that’s to be expected from a teenage girl with conflicting priorities.

I thought the way the book ended was quite interesting, although I would have been annoyed by it if I had read it before the third book was published.  This book ended with more of a cliff hanger than the first book did.  It didn’t help that I didn’t realize the last 8% of the Kindle edition I was reading was actually the first couple of chapters of the third book.  I was unprepared for the end of the story to occur when I was only 92% through the book.  But I’m definitely looking forward to finding out what happens next.