"Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me."— Stephenie Meyer
The Hunger Games was the first book in the trilogy of the same name written by Suzanne Collins. It was followed by Catching Fire, which takes a little more time to get the action started. Once the plot takes off, it very similar to The Hunger Games. In reading it, you can see that it is clearly setting you up for the last book in the trilogy. Like many other books out there, this trilogy does include a love triangle, but it's refreshingly different in that you are not consumed by love story alone. There are so many other issues to be dealt with, and they are all meticulously woven together into a book that ends with the kind of cliffhanger that makes you run to a bookstore at eleven o'clock at night to get Mockingjay.