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New ‘Hunger Games’ Book In the Works: Here’s How to Read the Entire Series in Order While You Wait for the Release

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Suzanne Collins is taking us back to Panem with a fifth installation in The Hunger Games book series, but this time, she’s taking us back in time to 24 years prior to the events of the main trilogy. The Hollywood Reporter announced the news this week, stating the upcoming book titled, Sunrise on the Reaping, won’t be released until March 18, 2025, but that means you have plenty of time to catch up on the series — including watching the most recent movie online, which also gained recognition for debuting an Olivia Rodrigo song.

This time around, readers won’t be following President Snow’s point-of-view, but will get to hear from another familiar face: Haymitch Abernathy — Katniss and Peeta’s mentor and the only other person from District 12 to win the Hunger Games. His experience is also significant as it marked the Second Quarter Quell to take place.

Instead of counting down the days until the book comes out, new and seasoned fans of the Hunger Games world can read every book to help pass the time. Right now, you can even score 39% off a boxed set from Target, Amazon and Walmart, which drops the price down to less than $40. Keep reading to shop the deal below.

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Enter the world of The Hunger Games with this boxed book set that includes every single book currently published in the series. You can choose from paperback or hardcover editions and enjoy a display-worthy box that won’t just keep your collection dust-free, but also looks great placed on a mantle.


How Many Books Are in The Hunger Games Series?

There are four books published as of now including The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay and The Ballad of the Songbirds & Snakes. Once Sunrise on the Reaping is published there will be a total of five books within the series. If you look at the movies though, the third book, Mockingjay was split into two movies, which expanded the movies into five total.

If you’d also like to watch The Hunger Games films, you can stream all four movies online through Starz, which has a 7-day free trial through Prime Video. After the free trial is over, you’ll be charged $9.99 a month on top of your Prime membership subscription. You’ll need a Prime membership in order to watch The Hunger Games series online for free. If you don’t already have a membership, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial for new users who sign up.

How to Read The Hunger Games in Order

The best way to read the books is in the order the series was released in, which would start with The Hunger Games followed by Catching Fire, Mockingjay and The Ballad of the Songbirds & Snakes. While the fourth book is considered a prequel to the main trilogy, you could still read Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes first, to understand all the Easter eggs that will likely be placed within Sunrise on the Reaping.

Fans can also look forward to seeing book five on the big screen as it was reported that the upcoming book has already scored a movie deal.

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