Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
Price: 1.93

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) [Paperback]

Suzanne Collins
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,300 customer reviews)
RRP: 7.99
Price: 3.85 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 4.14 (52%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, 22 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

1 Dec 2011 Hunger Games Trilogy
The second book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ... and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Then comes the cruellest twist: the contestants for the next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced into the arena once more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Family members enjoy 20% off every delivery of nappies. Join today to get your discount, as well as a free trial of Amazon Prime and access to exclusive offers and discounts.

  • Seasonal Offer:
    This title is part of our Seasonal Offers promotion.

Frequently Bought Together

Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) + Mockingjay (part III of The Hunger Games Trilogy) + The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy)
Price For All Three: 12.51

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (1 Dec 2011)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1407132091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407132099
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,300 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She has worked on several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writer's Guild of America nomination for co-writing the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! And most recently she was the head writer for Clifford's Puppy Days. Suzanne Collins made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles, which started with the acclaimed book Gregor the Overlander. In The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins continues to explore the effect of violence on those coming of age. She was inspired to write The Hunger Games when an idea formed whilst she flicked between television channels broadcasting real war coverage and reality television programmes.

Product Description

About the Author

Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. The much-anticipated finale to The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, will be published on August 24th, 2010. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
156 of 166 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Viva la revolution 11 Oct 2011
By simon211175 VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Soon to be a major film series. Something I found out after reading the first one. I can see it being a good film, although reading up on that and the books more, it seems this series is less of a hit with the male population - on the premise that this book mentions romance.

So, to clarify. I'm a man. I'm not young adult, and I'm not one for reading romance novels. The Twilight series are just wrong in my opinion.

Now we've established that, I can hopefully persuade you that these books are not romance novels. Nor are they just for kids.

This book picks up a few months after the close of the first (The Hunger Games). Peeta and Katniss are still playing up their romance for the Capitol crowds, and getting ready for their tour of the districts. But word is spreading of an uprising in the districts, and now President Snow is looking for blood.

I won't go in to more detail about the plot - you can read that in the product details above, and to be honest, if you've read the first book, and are already here - why haven't you bought this yet?

I've read some reviews saying this book isn't as good as the first one. I disagree, partly. The plot, and the writing are as good, if not better than the first. It lets itself down slightly by The Games being not as involved as the first book - but then I don't think they really are meant to be. They serve their purpose to get us to the start of book 3 (Mockingjay (Hunger Games)), and they do it well.

If you have read the first book, you should read this right now. You'll enjoy it, I promise. If you haven't read the first book, you need to go do that before reading this one.

I for one, am off to the third book.
Was this review helpful to you?
87 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the first one 12 July 2009
By Paul Everdark VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
So, the 'Hunger Games'. What a blazing book that was; 'Battle Royale' meets 'Big Brother'. But the first book only really got the story started. The main attraction of the book were the Games themselves, and only tantalising glimpses of the dystopian world were given.

In Catching Fire, we delve deeper into the history and mystery of this futuristic world. We learn a a few things about how Panem came to be, but also many more questions are raised. Did you think things would become less complicated for Katniss and Peeta after the Games ended? Far from it. Everything becomes far more complicated, and events spiral beyond their control.

The genuinely terrifying President Snow, a snakelike being who smells of blood and roses, is as threatening and hateful when he's not present as when he is. He's angry at our heroes, and getting angrier by the day as the unrest in the downtrodden districts grow. Katniss and Peeta are playing figurative chess with their lives as well as their loved ones. But there seems to be no escaping the power of Snow, and the revenge he brings crashing down upon them is horrific, devastating and, I will admit, completely unexpected.

In fact, that's the whole thing about 'Catching Fire', although the first 'Hunger Games' was an excellent book, it was a little predictable. This isn't. Every chapter seems to end on a plot twist, and your breath will catch in your throat as you fear for what could happen next.

On the downside, 'Catching Fire' is the second part of a trilogy, traditionally the weakest book in three because it neither has the advantage of starting the story nor finish it.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
By A. Whitehead TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Having survived the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is back home in Sector 12, not looking forward to her role as a mentor for the next year's games. She is surprised to hear rumours that her defiance of the Capitol and President Snow during the Games has sparked unrest and even discord in other sectors. When she and her co-winner, Peeta, conduct a tour of the districts, Katniss realises that her name and her emblem, the mockingjay, are being taken up as a symbol of rebellion and hope.

Determined to crush Katniss's influence, Snow arranges a special new Hunger Games event for the 75th anniversary of the games. All the living winners of the games must return to the arena for a fresh battle...

Catching Fire is the second volume of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Suzanne Collins' highly successful, post-apocalypse, dystopian YA SF series. Collins never intended to write a trilogy, so Catching Fire has some work to do to set up a bigger storyline that will be resolved in the following novel, namely the move from merely being a story set in a dystopia to a more epic story about the overthrow of the oppressive government.

For these reasons Catching Fire has some issues. We're more than halfway through the novel before the second Hunger Games kick off, and we're not able to spend much time with those games before the conclusion arrives. This is a shame as Collins addresses some of the weaknesses of the first set of games, with many more contestants being identified and much better-characterised than first time around. The arena is also far more ingenious, with many more deadly traps. The games section of the novel and the conclusion are both rushed in an attempt to cover as much ground as possible before the final novel, which hurts the quality of this book.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Just an amazingly well written book keeping you on tenter hooks throughout. The hunger games makes you hungry to read....
Published 1 hour ago by sammyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunned
I have read the l previous book but this is not as good as the other better one.still one of the best books its a definite read from me.
Published 1 day ago by harry
4.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling from start to finish
another brilliantly written tale. downloaded book 3 without hesitation, can't wait for the next instalment.Katnis is a believabley true heroine.
Published 1 day ago by Mrs J
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I burst into tears and felt I could relate to Katniss. This book moved me and my whole family. Three words, emotional, adventurous and beautiful.
Published 2 days ago by sarah avery
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
Good it was interesting the content was very good it was thoroughly explained. Good discrimination of characters as well as good overall storyline
Published 2 days ago by stoddie 35
5.0 out of 5 stars how amazing hunger games is
A perfect sequel to the first one with an asouloutly brilliant twist at the end. If you like books with killing in them this is for you.
Published 2 days ago by TMAberdeen
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Can't really explain this story. 100% must read. You'll laugh, cry, become angry and sad but once you have finished this book will stay with you.
Published 3 days ago by cbrowne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but not as good as the first book.
I've said it all in my header - this is a fantastic book. Compared with most novels, it's superb. But compared with the first book in the trilogy, 'The Hunger Games', this doesn't... Read more
Published 3 days ago by T. Dar
3.0 out of 5 stars nowhere near as good as the first book
Nowhere near as good as the first book. Perhaps this should have been left as a single novel with no sequels? Read more
Published 4 days ago by Ter
5.0 out of 5 stars Closes the trilogy in style
It is not easy to pull together an adventure like the hunger games. There is plenty of sadness and triumph in a cynical but more mature kind of story. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mr. Mark Jones
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xaa8ec714)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback