Well. That didn’t take long! I am eating up these Hunger Games books. I just finished the second book in the series, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. From others I have heard that the second and third books are not as good as the first, but I disagree. The characters that I discovered in the first book had more time to grow and develop in this book!
I did find that this book delved much deeper into the political underlining story of the series. The control that the Capitol holds over the Districts became increasingly frustrating. As I read this book, I just imagine living in a world like this and how horrifying it would be. As much as you want the happy ending, these characters are continually dragged into the most unfortunate situations.
The second book did not carry the element of the unknown that made the first book so interesting, but still was able to keep me entertained and unable to put the book down. The first book still ranks #1 but Catching fire was a very close second for me! Now I just have to get my hands on book #3!!!!
My rating: 4.75/5