In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is one of twelve children sent to fight for their lives in a cruel arena for the entertainment of the Capitol. She survived in a way that made the government look bad. In Catching Fire, her actions have stirred up unrest in the districts that serve the Capitol. President Snow himself tells her that he will hold her responsible but she doesn’t know how she can quench the rising flame of revolt. In this conclusion to the fantastic trilogy, the unrest has become outright war. Katniss is forced to take on the role of the Mockingjay, a symbol of rebellion and a figurehead in the army. She doesn’t want to play this part but finds that she must because someone has to stand against the Capitol.
But the Capitol are fighting back with as much cruelty as they’ve ever shown, perhaps more. They have a weapon designed not just to kill her, but to destroy the soul of the rebellion: Peeta. The boy who declared his love for her before they were pitted against each other in the arena.
This book is a tense adventure that carried on the amazingly quality of story-telling that the first two books began. The story gets even darker as we are plunged deep into a war, with all the horror that entails. The narrative style is gripping and there were some plot twists that I did not see coming.
This book is an amazingly conclusion to a brilliant trilogy. I would highly recommend this series, but you should definitely start with the first book.