Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Review by Ella; dreamer, ski racer, writer, and rock climber. Ella lives in SV, Idaho with her mom, dad, cat, dog, gecko, and fish.
In Catching Fire, Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen are the new victors of The Hunger Games after defying the Capitol with a simple handful of berries. They are about to be married as part of the fake love strategy they started in the past games. The ruthless President Snow is not happy with their act of defiance so he decides to make sure they will never do anything of the sort again. He takes one female and one male victor from each district, including Katniss and Peeta, and forces them back into the arena.
The other victors are trained fighters and are cunning, vicious, and clever. Katniss makes a decision to save Peeta and make sure he comes out as victor, at whatever cost. But as the games begin everything starts to go wrong. Just as Katniss is about to enter the arena her beloved stylist, Cinna, is dragged off by Peacekeepers. Katniss and Peeta team up with Finnick and Mags from District 3 and start their journey into the jungle. They suffer many losses and soon find out a horrifying, bone-chilling secret.