Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen 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.But there will be no celebration for these victors. The Capitol is angry about the unrest in Districts 8 and 11, where Katniss and Peeta helped spark a rebellion. And President Snow has been furious ever since Katniss defied his orders at the end of last year’s Games by showing mercy toward Rue — a gesture that helped inspire an uprising in District 11.
When her home is destroyed and her sister is killed, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the Games. As Katniss, Peeta and their competitors fight in a terrifying new arena that could destroy them all, President Snow prepares to wipe out all of those who dared to defy the Capitol. Can Katniss survive against the Capitol’s sinister creations?
The Hunger Games are over. But the trauma has just begun for Katniss and her fellow tribute, Peeta. Haunted by the past and in danger of becoming pawns in a game that could cost them their lives, they have only each other to rely on. But who can Katniss trust? What will President Snow do next? And most importantly: Who is the mysterious Mockingjay?
But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta have become the faces of an impending civil war. As Katniss and Peeta embark on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts, the stakes are higher than ever. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. And what was started in The Hunger Games will end in Mockingjay.
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Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen 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 unrest that 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 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.