My goal is to read 100 books by the end of 2013. I just finished book 65.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Book 2 of The Hunger Games trilogy
Summary (via Goodreads):
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 her 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 Capitols' 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.
Wow, another excellent book! A jawdropping plot twist leads to tons of action and surprises. I'm in awe of the author for creating such unique situations and characters and I can't wait to find out what happens next. The good thing about waiting to read these books is that I can roll right into the third one, sparing myself the cliffhanger agony so many other reviewers mentioned.
Quote from the Book:
"At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it."