Scholastic, the publisher of The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins has given me a heads up on some new stuff to get everyone excited about the release of its sequel, Catching Fire.
You can read my review of Catching Fire on September 1, 2009, the day of the book's release (you have no idea how it's killing me not to post it NOW.)
WARNING: If you have not yet read The Hunger Games, and plan to do so, please do not read the first chapter of Catching Fire or listen to the audio files below. I have a strict "no spoiler" policy, but I can't have any fun at all with Catching Fire unless you go read The Hunger Games first. Ok, now that I've gotten that out of the way....enjoy!
First, a new teaser trailer for the book, due for release on September 1, 2009:
In case you haven't linked to it yet, here is the first chapter to Catching Fire. Below is an audio file of Suzanne Collins as she reads Chapter 2 of Catching Fire.
Catching Fire will be available in bookstores on September 1, 2009. You may pre-order it through your favorite Indie bookseller (click the Indiebound link to the left, and you can search for your nearest Indie book shop.) You may also pre-order it from Amazon.