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Book Club Friday: Catching Fire...

Hey everyone

Thanks to Blonde...Undercover Blonde for this link up :) I'm doing tons of reading at the moment (as in 3 books a week - yes, I have a problem :P) so I'm looking forward to sharing my fave book of that week with you all :)

 This week I'm going to admit how late I've jumped on the bandwagon with series by sharing a book I'm sure you've all already read - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Synopsis (via GoodReads(I don't know why I'm bothering to post this because this book's so well known but heyho!)
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol-- a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before... and surprising readers at every turn

My Thoughts
Primarily; good god! This book was awesome! It kept me engaged all the way through and had me turning the pages (well pressing the page turn button!) like a mad women! I got so emotionally invested in the characters that I was literally saying to Ma as I was reading 'ohmigosh, no way, this can't happened...how could she do that' and I know that that's probably due to the characterisation from the first book but this book was so much more that a stop gap between the other two books as I've found some 2nd books in trilogies are. I definitely liked this more so than The Hunger Games and I loved that, so that's saying something! Amazing plot, pace, characterisation - just generally awesome! I'm still kicking myself for not picking up this series before (I'm putting off reading the third book becauseI don't want it to end, haha!)

Did you like reading this book? 
aHm xoxo

P.S. I found this awesome link up via Becky @PreppyPremed's post on her Weekly Blog Directory (go check it out!).