The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) - Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

By Suzanne Collins

  • Release Date: 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Dystopian
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 684 Ratings

Description

The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.

Reviews

  • Work of art

    5
    By Bejeweled enthronement
    Suzanne Collins puts you in the head of a complicated man in her novel. She masterfully creates a past Panem 64 years before her trilogy. The world she creates flows perfectly with the other books in her trilogy, making post war Panem a real place in your mind. This book will challenge your moral compass as most normal people will relate to Coriolanus Snow in many ways. This book is heartbreakingly, and gracefully done. The style and diction is immaculate, and Collins presents herself as a master of poetry. I read this book in two days, first book I’ve read in a while. I could not put it down.
  • AMAZING!!!!

    5
    By Katniss-33
    I got the book two days after it came out and I recently finished it. I loved this prequel so much! It’s hard to keep thinking that Snow is the evil guy in the Hunger games series. This book started to make me think he was a good guy which made me frustrated with myself. I loved the plot sequence and all of the twists. I also liked how Suzanne Collins was able to tie in names over family generations and it was cool to hear about some family members of the characters from the trilogy. However, I wasn’t a fan of the ending. It was getting to a really exciting point as if it was just reaching the peak and I was like, “wait there’s probably going to be a cliffhanger if there is this many loose ends not tied! That means there’s gonna be another book!” I was really disappointed of how it all kind of changed. And more, I want to know the answer to the mystery of Lucy Gray. I don’t like mysteries in a book ending like that. But overall, this was a great book and a MUST READ for all Hunger Games fans. I have some questions that weren’t really answered in the book such as why did Tigris help the rebels in The Mockingjay? What happened between her and Coriolanus? I also began to wonder after I read the prequel if Katniss was related to people in the Covey if she knew about the hanging tree song because the Covey only sung it once. I think that because Maude Ivory like the song a lot in the book, she might have been Katniss’s grandmother if they heard the song from their father. I don’t think it was meant to be that way but that what I think. I hope Suzanne Collins writes more books!!! 📚📖
  • A great addition to the canon

    5
    By shmatzolla
    What a great expansion of the Hunger Games storytelling. I hope there are more books linking the timeframes between these two time periods. Very good book. Well done.
  • Amazing!!!!

    5
    By Livvyboo(;
    I loved it. It was interesting to see how President Snow became the infamous character in the hunger games trilogy. I learned a lot about the capital and the first war. She describes everything perfectly. I couldn’t put it down. I hope Suzanne Collins writes more hunger games universe stories because I would read them all.
  • AMAZING

    5
    By Lizzie fitz<3
    I have been a HUGE Hunger Games and Suzanne Collins fan since the release of the first book. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a true masterpiece. The same incredible writing we know and love from Collins. In TBOSAS, Collins shows us even more of the world that started the trilogy and sheds light on the history of Panem and how Coryo Snow became the villain we all love to hate. A MUST READ for anyone who is a fan of the trilogy!!!!
  • Exciting till the End

    5
    By Ian Al.
    This is a fitting book no matter what stage in the Hunger Games you are. Whether it’s your first, or coming back after reading the first 3 the book will flow smoothly. Well worth the read!
  • AMAZING

    5
    By primrose_b
    I got this book the day after it came out and it was amazing!!! I have only a few chapters left and i can’t wait to finish it!! This is a fantastic book!
  • A great backstory

    3
    By Bookjunkie71
    Three and a half stars ⭐️! I really enjoyed being back in this world! Such an interesting background story on a young Coriolanus Snow. It left me feeling such a huge range of emotions, especially sympathy for the most hated president in Panem! I have many questions though after finishing this! What we need now is to know what happens between this book and the Hunger Games trilogy!!! Please write more!
  • SO EXCITED

    5
    By Mad_dog00
    I love the hunger games series so I am very excited to read this!
  • Fun but full of plot holes

    3
    By hayleykurtz
    It was fun to revisit the Hunger Games universe but the story had a lot of plot elements that were just not believable