I recently re-listened to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins . The following is a spoiler free summary:
There was a rebellion 74 years ago in the new country of Panem. The districts were rebelling against the Capitol's severe control. However the rebellion was squashed and the districts were punished with Hunger Games. Each district must send a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 and 17 to fight. They are forced to kill eachother. The last contestant may go home and have a wealth that no one else in their district can claim. This year Katniss Everdean is chosen for District 12.
The books are well thought out and will make you cheer and cry (if you're like me). What got me really excited was when I went to Scholastic's Hunger Games website, I found out the third (as of yet untitled) book will come out August 24th of this year. The countdown has started. You have 6 months to read or reread the first two books. Get reading and "may the odds always be in your favor".
As of February 14th the third books title has been released: Mockingjay!