The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
All three of the books in the Hunger Games Trilogy have been on top of the Kindle Bestseller list longer than any other books I’ve seen. Suzanne Collins is one of the few authors who have managed to reach one million Kindle books sold.
The movie based on the first Hunger Games book will be released this weekend. The excitement is comparable to the Harry Potter movie releases. I hope that this movie will do the book justice. I am particularly excited about this because North Carolina is the primary setting for the movie, and several scenes were shot in my hometown.
For a brief overview of the trilogy, see the post I wrote about it a couple years ago: Hunger Games Trilogy: Kindle Edition.
The setting is a futuristic world. The country is a post war United States, and is divided into 12 districts. The Hunger Games are sort of like the Olympics, except that it involves teenagers, and only one survives. Each districts sends a male and female to the Games. It sounds pretty brutal, and it is, but it shocks me sometimes how much science fiction or futuristic writing can address issues that we deal with today.
If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can check out all three books in the trilogy for free through the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, Unfortunately, it limits you to one each month, Otherwise, each book is about five bucks. Considering how addicting the reviewers say the books are, I can’t imagine wanting to wait a whole month for each one.
“The author has a way to do what so many writers cant. She brings you in, keeps you there and then rocks your entire world. I am really good at predicting where a story is going to go, however, just when I was thinking it would go one way the book went in a completely different direction. Fantastic series, if I could give more stars I would. If the movie is a tenth as good as this trilogy I think it may become my favorite!! ”