Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne CollinsSparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.
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 shes afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that shes 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 cant prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.
10 Favourite Books set in Venice
The calle, campi and canali of Venice are the arteries and joints of the city, the reflected light and gently lapping waters a unique draw for visitors over centuries. Writers have always found inspiration in the dark corners, the crumbling buildings, the shimmering waters and the echoing facades of the palazzi. As Truman Capote said: "Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go"; an overkill for the senses. We bring together some of the best reads and there are many that bring the city to glittering life:. This is a unique and insightful portrait of Venice, brought together in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed La Fenice in
I love reading about Venice. Reading almost turns into watching an imaginary movie as I recognize the surroundings, buildings or streets and I follow the characters in their story. I have often stepped in the footsteps of these fictive characters on our trips to Venice: I know where they live, work or died, I have eaten in the same restaurants or I visited their favourite places. If you are interested in these books, you might want to take a look at this page. This historical novel tells the story of John Law, who invented the paper money in the 17th century. This historical love story truly conveys the romantic aspects of Venice. The forbidden love between Andrea and Giustiniana is set in the 18th century and the author makes you feel part of high society, their parties, theatres and the culture of that time.
By Martha Bakerjian. The unique, romantic city of Venice makes a fascinating setting for novels, historical fiction, and mystery books. Here are my recommendations for books that take place in Venice, all of which I have read and enjoyed. We start with a coffee table book with stunning photos and author quotes. The first novels on the list are historical fiction that take place in the 16th to 18th centuries, followed by mysteries, and non-fiction books at the end. Dream of Venice isn't a novel but it has quotes from various authors about the enchanting city of Venice, along with beautiful photos.
Pushed beyond his limits in an interview with a high-end lawyer suspected of a crime, and who he believes his favourite junior colleague, Pucetti, is about to punch, Brunetti gasps for breath, collapses on his friend and ends up on the floor. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her first Brunetti novel, and Leon, who will be 75 in September, is full of enthusiasm for life. His shortlived breakdown, Leon thinks, is linked to a shift in herself. It turns out that the predatory lawyer and his young victim, who might have been the centre of another story, are here not the point. The moral corruption of the city is not what is bothering Leon.
Home Latest 10 Favourite Books set in Venice. Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in as its starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Simon Rakes — a conservation expert — is restoring The Stone Virgin, a statue that cost the life of its creator in the…. The themes, self-discovery and redemption, have the air of a bygone age, despite the novel being set in contemporary Venice…. Jack Squire is a successful currency trader on business in Venice. Haunted by recent events in his life, he takes to walking the streets at midnight.