What can I say about Catching Fire that so many other bloggers and reviewers haven't already said? In case you aren't aware, Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games, which I reviewed in April and was one of favorite YA books this year.
For those of you who haven't read The Hunger Games, I'll just say that you should, and then read Catching Fire. Now stop reading this any further, before you get spoiled.
All gone? Okay, on to my thoughts -
As many others have said, Catching Fire does not disappoint. The pace is great, and I didn't want to put this book down, I was so engrossed in the story. I still had some of the same problems with it that I had with Hunger Games - primarily with Katniss's cluelessness and with some of the convenient plot twists - but, in general, I just loved it. I liked getting to know Gale, Cinna, and the other secondary characters from the first book a little better this time.
This is a book for older teens, not kids, as the subject matter is pretty deep (and the body count is high). Otherwise, I highly recommend both Hunger Games and Catching Fire for everybody.
Buy Catching Fire on Amazon.