Last week saw the beginning of many Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Premieres staring off in Berlin for the World Premiere and then moving on to London for the UK Premiere. Here on A Fangirls Opinion we thought it would be only right to re-read this wonderful series and review it here on our blog. We have already reviewed the first book in the series ‘Hunger Games’ which can be found here.
Moving on to the second book in the series which is undoubtedly my favourite ‘Catching Fire’ see’s Katniss and Peeta on their victory tour. But as soon as they think they’ve escaped the games they are thrown back in for the Quarter Quell along with other previous victors. Katniss and Peeta must once again battle it out to survive whilst making important alliances and decisions.
The main reason I love this book, isn’t the fact we are once again thrown back in to all the action in a completely new area but that fact we are introduced to lots more important and amazing characters like Finick and Johanna. It was nice to see their relationships with Katniss and Peeta develop and as well as their relationship with the reader as by the end of the book both Finick and Johanna were my favourites. It was also nice to see their characters ‘soften’ up as at first they all had this powerful and sassy persona but by then end we saw that they are just like Katniss – scared and trying to protect their loved ones.
The storyline was once again gripping. Everything was just more, the compassion, threats, action, betrayal, gestures, words all of it. I certainly wasn’t expecting to be thrown back into the games but I thought it worked really well, with a completely different area with it’s own unique twists.
Katniss and Peeta’s relationship certainly grew but mostly for Katniss, as she finally saw how much he loves her through his actions. Gale is still around and helps cloud Katniss’s decisions for whom she should end up with. I’m Team Peeta all the way. However, really, this book is not about which boy Katniss will pick. It’s about much bigger issues.
The ending was perfect! I loved the fact that Collins left you on a serious cliff-hanger so much so it felt like you were hanging off the edge of it! Luckily, I had the next book ready and waiting for me, so it was easy for me to jump right back into this intense story.
Overall, it is easy to say I give this book 5/5 stars thanks to it’s amazing characters, storyline and writing! If you haven’t yet read the ‘Hunger Games’ Trilogy, I highly recommend you do and do check out our previous review on the first book in the series here.