Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol. (Image and synopsis from goodreads.com)
Collins has followed up the first book in the Hunger Games series with another great book. Catching Fire continues the story of a young heroine, Katniss Everdeen. I cannot talk much about the book because I feel that it gives too much away then, especially if you haven't read the first book yet.
I recommend this series so far (only one more book to go!). I think it is exciting, fairly original, and the characters are great. The biggest problem, which was relatively small actually, for me was that I could predict more of what was going to happen in this book than in The Hunger Games. It was still exciting, I just didn't like that I knew/suspected more than Katniss did throughout some of the parts.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars