Yes, as in The Hunger Games trilogy. I'm normally not one to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to these books for a couple of reasons: 1) I don't particularly care for fantasy and 2) I don't enjoy reading something just because everyone else is. And I'm pretty serious about this. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books or the Twilight series. (And while I might someday read Harry Potter, you can't count me out on the sparkly vampires.)
I've had the books on my shelves at school since last spring, and from time to time someone would check them out and tell me I should read them. But I didn't. In fact, it wasn't until a week or two ago, when the build-up to the movie was at fever pitch that I really even gave it a second thought. So, I picked up book one, The Hunger Games, and preceded to read it in slightly less than 24-hours. Let's just say that despite the gore level a little beyond my comfort zone (I'm kind of a wimp), I love it! I've finished Catching Fire since and am almost done with Mockingjay. I can't get enough. And I managed to start a bit of a family reading thing, because my dad and my SIL have both read the whole series as well. (My SIL may have even read them aloud to my niece.)
They are well-written, vivid, with just enough twists and turns to make you want to keep reading. Of course, most of you probably know this because I feel like the last person alive to discover how good they are. The only thing that has me annoyed is that everyone is trying to make this a story about a love triangle, when that not really the point. To do that takes away from the real story, one of Katniss Everdeen, a literary character worth looking up to. (And we could use a few more of those!)
Have you read the books? Is there some other series you absolutely love? (I will say that P just might be for one of my other favoritesm Percy Jackson!) Let me hear all about it in the comments.
Wishing you a great Easter weekend!