SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read The Hunger Games or Catching Fire yet, do not read this review. There will be spoilers.
This is the synopsis from Goodreads:
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. Catching Fire maintains the adrenaline rush of Suzanne Collins's series launch.
My review: 5 stars
Plot: This book started slower than the first one did, but once it got steam I didn't want to put it down. I was prepared for the cliffhanger ending this time around, but not the magnitude of the cliffhanger. I cannot wait to get my hands on Mockingjay!
Characters: I wasn't sure of the state of the relationships between Peeta and Katniss, and Gale and Katniss. The book sets them up really well right away, and they play a large role in this one. Gale's relationship plays a huge role compared to the first book. Honestly, I was getting sick of Katniss and her indecision between Peeta and Gale. She better hurry up and make her final choice next book, that's all I have to say.
Setting: The description of the new arena was excellent. I could easily picture the huge dome and each slice of the clock they talked about.
Overall: This book was definitely a great continuation of the first one, and a perfect cliffhanger that makes me even more eager to find a Kindle lender for Mockingjay! These books are excellent, and I highly recommend everyone reads them.