The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel): Exclusive Edition - The Hunger Games (Paperback)Suzanne Collins (author)
Return to the world of The Hunger Games in a compelling prequel that both informs the original trilogy and stands alone as a powerful, breathlessly exciting science fiction thriller.
Ambition will fuel him.
Competition will drive him.
But power has its price.
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.
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 143 x 34 mm
'Everything you would expect from Collins is here: fraught teenage love; plenty of violence... the themes of friendship, betrayal, authority and oppression will please and thrill' - The Guardian
'It works beautifully... please don't make us wait another decade' - The Times
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“If you hate that you can't read the Hunger Games again for the first time, this is as close as you'll get!”
I obviously never expected this book to be as good as the original trilogy - which it isn't! - but I think there's something incredible about exploring the villain's backstory. We know that Snow rises... More
“It's like watching paint dry. (contains spoilers)”
This book was so disappointing, I loved the Hunger Games trilogy but this one just really missed the mark. Let's start with Snow, his character is boring with two personality traits which are 'must win... More
I am quite obsessed with the hunger games trilogy, this is the prequel to these books and is describing the 10th annual hunger games. A BRILLIANT read. I am absolutely obsessed
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