Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

This is the opening weekend for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games series, based on the popular trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't seen the first movie or it's been a while, now's a great time to catch up.

Hunger Games Trilogy iBooks

Catching up on The Hunger Games? We can help!

The Hunger Games trilogy was originally a book series found in the Young Adult section of the bookstore. It's a thriller set in a dystopian future, where a new totalitarian government called Panem dominates the North American continent. An annual event called The Hunger Games gathers two dozen children who must fight each other to the death.

Each of the three books in is available for separate purchase, of course, but if you want a crash course in Suzanne Collins' dystopian YA thriller, you can buy them together as The Hunger Games Trilogy. This includes the original Hunger Games, the sequel, Catching Fire, and the conclusion, Mockingjay.

The Hunger Games:

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Hunger Games Audiobooks

Prefer to have books read to you, or looking for a way to pass the time on the commute to and from work? You can buy the trilogy as audiobooks if you prefer. All of them are unabridged, and narrated by actress Carolyn McCormick.

The Hunger Games:

Catching Fire:


Hunger Games movie

Don't feel like reading? No worries. The Hunger Games movie is available from iTunes. This 2012 action film starred Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the series.

Hunger Games games

That's not all. There are also official Hunger Games game tie-ins available for download for your iOS device from the App Store.

Hunger Games: Girl on Fire

A free "teaser game" developed as a promotion for the original movie. Developed by the creator of the popular indie title Canabalt, it's a side-scrolling action game in which you play as Katniss, taking to the forest to defeat Tracker Jackers with your bow and arrow.

The Hunger Games Adventures

Billed as the official game of the new movie, Catching Fire. This free to play game incorporates in-app purchases. You explore the world of Panem in an isometric (three-quarter view) adventure game that sports more than 1,000 official story-based quests. The game requires an internet connection to play.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Panem Run

Another free-to-play option. This is an endless runner (think, Temple Run with Katniss), where you have to shoot at targets in your way using your bow and arrow, then jump, dodge and smash through obstacles.

Hunger Games wallpapers

Want to make your iPhone or iPad get into the spirit too? Stop by our Wallpapers & Ringtones forum, where you'll find plenty of goodies optimized for Retina display-equipped devices!

Are you a Hunger Games fan? Planning to see Catching Fire this weekend? Or is this movie and book series just catching your eye now? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Peter Cohen