From Amazon: Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
I didn't think Catching Fire would be better than The Hunger Games, and it isn't; though it's certainly just as good. Katniss and Peeta find themselves faced with a rebellion of sorts and, along with a very angry Capitol, they find that their troubles are just beginning.
Catching Fire is a fantastic sequel, and picks up close to where The Hunger Games left off. It's a whirlwind read of shocks, revelations, twists and turns, and is a strong contender for the best book of 2009. Some brilliant new characters are introduced, old ones return, and it finishes with a cliffhanger unlike any I've experienced before. It's guaranteed to leave you shouting "MORE!", and possibly wishing you had a time machine that could transport you to summer 2010 straight away.
This series of books has to be one of the most compelling I've ever read, and it is honestly impossible to put them down. If you haven't yet read The Hunger Games, I suggest you go out and buy a copy, clear a day, and read it. You won't look back! I've ran out of positive things to say about this book, so I'll just leave you with three words: amazing, genius and riveting. HIGHLY recommended!