We’ve all seen and loved The Hunger Games trilogy. Argued with friends over being Team Peeta or Team Gale, cried over Rue’s death, and screeched when Peeta announced the baby. But the best thing about the trilogy was the concept of death games. As we saw with Squid Game, they’re still compelling enough to catch our attention. I guess going feral on the playground isn’t just for the kids. We at Bookstr figure you’ve had some time to reread Suzanne Collin’strilogy and rewatch the movies until you can quote them, so here are some novels you want to read if you’re dreaming of fighting your classmates in Denny’s parking lot.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Herman
We loved the victors of the Hunger Games and even the characters who didn’t make it all the way there. Now we can fall for the villains of the Blood Veil. Seven families name their champions in a fight to the death. The winner gets their family the key to the most powerful resource in the world. Let the tournament begin.
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
Who doesn’t fantasize about being a Rebel Queen in a dark world? This thrilling start of the trilogy has fights for survival and fights for a heart, coded messages and sacrifice plays. Lynette Noni is a masterful storyteller and brings her books alive with tales of mystery and action.
Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch
Avatar meets Gladiator in this bestselling duology. This book has revenge, magical element powers, and good old-fashioned gladiator fights. There are ancient wars and tyrannical kings and a mother’s death that sets everything in motion. Come one, come all, Sara Raasch is here to horrify and entertain in this book.