“Catching Fire” was better than its predecessor in a lot of ways, though I must admit I missed some of the aspects of the first book!
I have a really horrible habit of predicting what’s going to happen in a book or a series. I do everything possible to avoid it, to shut down that aspect of my thought process, but it always happens. Nevertheless, despite my foreseeing some of these events, Collins still surprised me in how she arrived at them. The writing was better all-around and we got to spend a lot more time getting to know the characters in their downtime than in “Holy shit, that thing is coming after me!” time.
I may still be completely undecided on some of the relationships that have unfolded, but that’s all the more reason I can’t wait to read “Mockingjay!”