4 1/2 stars. Catching Fire picks up right where The Hunger Games left off and personally I think you're best reading these straight through as one large novel. This one is a middle of the series book and ends with another huge unresolved cliffhanger. Catching Fire is full of shocking plot twists and emotional conflicts and to summarize this in anyway would lead to me giving away things better left read. This is a solid, if depressing, read and leagues better than a lot of the YA books out there.