I checked out The Hunger Games in mid-January for my one book per month Kindle library check out thinking it would be fine. I could read one book in January, one in February, one in March and be good. WRONG!!! It was so riveting that I could not put them down and was thankful our library had a copy. So, I was able to finish the trilogy with no need to wait in between books.
Writing a review about these books is difficult, because I don't want to give anything away in case you read them for yourself. The series is a trilogy, and I was concerned it would be a case of one great book and those following would be a bit of a disappointment. That is not the case. I would consider this one story that just happens to be broken up into three books. There is no real way to read one part without the rest.
There is a romantic triangle in this trilogy, but there is also action and politics. Without giving too much away, the story centers on the 12 districts each sending a boy and girl to the Hunger Games. This is a case of 24 enter the games and only one victor at the end. There is a lot of death and violence, but enough character development that you can overlook some of what could be considered "acts of war." I have never been a big fan of politics in general, but the politics in this trilogy intrigued me and had me questioning what my response would be in a similar situation.
I don't usually like to watch movies based on books I've read, but I am excited for The Hunger Games movie. Maybe it is because I had seen the movie trailer before I read the books. I had already seen the actors/actresses. So, as I read the books, those are the people I pictured in my mind. We'll just have to see if the movie is as riveting as the books. I know there will be a lot of action, but there should also be enough of a dramatic story line to keep me intrigued.
Read these books for yourself and let me know what you think.