The Hunger Games Trilogy Sets a Record
Amazon reports that Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy has taken over the top spot as the best-selling book series of all time on Amazon.com. Combining print and Kindle sales, Collins’ Hunger Games three-book series has now surpassed J.K. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter franchise.
“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” stated Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. “Interestingly, this series is only three books versus Harry Potter’s seven, and to achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time. Customers love these books and all three titles are consistently on our Top 10 lists in both print and Kindle formats, and The Hunger Games is also the most-borrowed book in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”
Per Amazon, all of the books in both The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series can be borrowed for free in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to anyone who has a Prime membership.
Details on Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Trilogy:
The Hunger Games – Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.
Catching Fire – Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Mockingjay – Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
Sources: Amazon, Suzanne Collins
–Posted by Rebecca Murray