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

ISBN: 1338635174

ISBN13: 9781338635171

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

(Part of the The Hunger Games Series)

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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...

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Snow is just too hard to like.

I adore the Hunger Games trilogy, so I was excited for this book. With that said, I too was disappointed in the prequel. Suzanne Collins has a way of leaving you hanging at the end of every chapter, as always, willing you to keep reading to satisfy your curiosity. I enjoyed the world of Panem with the war still fresh on the minds of its citizens. I didn't mind the obvious connections to the trilogy, it added to the karma of Mockingjay. What I just couldn't get into is the Snow character. I know what he turns into and I really have a hard time relating to the development of his character. I suppose it is an interesting backstory but as a main character for a whole book, I struggled to stay attentive. When finished, I reread the trilogy for some satisfaction. I could read those books and watch the movies indefinitely. I wouldn't read Ballad again.

Amazing to hear his story, but a lot of it felt forced down my throat...

Overall, this book was tolerable. There were plenty of parts that were captivating and gut-wrenching. If you/anyone you know is into the Hunger Games universe, this is, with a doubt, an excellent addition to that universe. Being someone who has read the Hunger Games trilogy and seen the movies countless times, this book was just OK to me; the connections Suzanne Collins makes about Snow's early life and the major plot points of the trilogy just seem forced and put there to inspire some far-fetched yin and yang concept that just doesn't sit well with me. I'd recommend this book, but seriously, don't hold your breath.

One of the best prequel‘s of any trilogy.

I don’t know what people are talking about when they say this book was a disappointment. This is the best book I’ve ever read. With that being said if you are getting this book and expecting it to be just like the Hunger Games, you will be disappointed. Because this book is not the Hunger Games, so don’t expect it to be the Hunger Games. Only one word can describe this book perfection.

Irresistible

This new addition to the world of The Hunger Games is both thrilling and frightening. Absolutely recommend.

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