The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) 1338635174 9781338635171

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It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9781338635171
  • ISBN-10: 1338635174
  • Publisher- Scholastic Press
  • Author- Suzanne Collins
  • Language- English
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2 months ago

"This book is just fantastic. No words can describe my experience. Only one suggestion: GO AHEAD AND READ IT now!

2 months ago

"I was looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint! This is a stellar page-turner with a lot of action and happenings. Like the previous three books, I never much enjoyed the first part but the second and third parts of this book are a lot of fun. I'm a huge fan so I made sure to begin reading at midnight when it was released and then finished it this late morning. You get to understand where Snow comes from and different events that shaped his life. I think Susanne Collins tied in a lot of items from the Hunger Games series very neatly. It's not without a sense of irony that Snow made his position through District 12 and ultimately how he was brought down by the same district that got him there. Without giving away too much of the story, one comes to understand what he had to do to get to the top and what he has to do in order to survive and stay on top. How the war experience shaped his childhood and his family. I do like the image that Susanne Collins conjures up with the ""Snow lands on top"" to describe Snow's conviction in his action, just like Katniss with her ""Fire is catching"" and ""Fire burns/beats rose"". Overall it's satisfying without being predictable This is actually 5/5 star book for me. "

Stunning, couldn't put this book down.
2 months ago

I really don’t think I have the words in me to describe how much I love this book. Yes, 'Love' doesn't even seem like the right word to describe how I feel. This book deals with a lot of difficult topics, and the perspective of our main character, and what readers already know from reading The Hunger Games trilogy, puts everything in a different light. I do love the image that Susanne Collins, I thoroughly enjoyed getting a look at the life of Coriolanus Snow before we meet him in the original books, and this backstory to one of the greatest villains in literature will, I think, make readers look at him differently from now on

Donny Rock
2 months ago

The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes is a great novel. I especially loved "The Mentor" and "The Prize" aspects.

Superb and well written
2 months ago

"BooksGoat delivered my copy early, so I'm going to do a spoiler free review LOVED THIS BOOK. This books origins for the Hunger Games gives the original series a darker tone (especially a specific song). It's interesting how you can see the reason Snow is for the games and how he doesn't really think of it as an act of evil. Lucy Baird was also interesting to read about in the book, I like how she's not a copy of Katniss. The book is a bit of a slowburn but a necessary one (in which is why some people probably did not enjoy it) I have to say the last part (part 3) of the book grew even darker, and was my favourite part. Also not once did I believe that Snow had compassion for any character but himself.

2 months ago

This book is really interesting less as a villain origin story and more as a reflection on the early days of The Hunger Games. Great Book

2 months ago

Nice prelude to the Hunger Games Trilogy, I absolutely loved this book. 5 Star!!

Lisa Wolf
2 months ago

Loved it! Recommended

Chrissy Beilfuss
2 months ago

The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes is a great novel. I especially loved "The Mentor" and "The Prize" aspects. "Sterling delivery thanks Booksgoat

2 months ago

Holy crap. I was nervous going in but I loved every second of this book. Suzanne knocked it out of the park! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains ...” ~Rousseau

2 months ago

I'm honestly surprised at how much I liked this book! 5 Stars!!

2 months ago

Absolutely!! this is a 5 star book. I did enjoy it and do recommend it.

2 months ago

oh my god... this book is so smart...

Paul Spence
2 months ago

This is simply amazing! Literally! 5 Stars!!

Mark Schlatter
2 months ago

One of the best graphic storybooks ever Extraordinary!!! Recommended

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