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Friday, June 11, 2010

Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. As with the first book, it's a quick read, taking all of 2 hours start to finish. The story continues with the same characters from the previous novel, but more focus is now placed on the world and the political ramifications and fallout from the first novel.

Then midway through the book things shift gears and we once again are plunged into action. But this time, the action feels a lot like, "Oh, we've been here before." The protagonist, however, is kept out of the loop as to what's really happening, which brings on one surprise after another for the reader. Unfortunately, this time, there are some plot-holes that I find difficult to ignore, rendering the novel less believable than the first one.

The novel ends with a cliff-hanger, but I will definitely wait for the library copy rather than buying the third book in the series. I suggest that others wait for the third book to come out before purchasing/reading this one.

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