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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

(The Hunger Games 0)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  6,057 ratings  ·  343 reviews
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
Kindle Edition, 540 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2020 by Scholastic Press
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Zoë
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
pretty sure this is going to be mags's story and i'm crying already
may the odds that i get an arc be ever in my favor

Update: It's now been confirmed that it will be following the tenth Hunger Games, so no Mags. I'm okay. I'm fine. Not disappointed at all.
Chaima ✨ شيماء
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
hi hello, excuse me as I temporarily switch back to my former occupation as a Hunger Games enthusiast *pulls out all my merch from the closet*
Kai
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as desperate-to-read
Shelves: to-buy
*whispers softly*: fuck
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
Who doesn't want to know more about Mag?!

12 years old me is dying here!!
Nick
Jun 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
wow apparently Suzanne Collins is not dead
Teodora
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I feel an old obsession coming back to life...
Chelsea Humphrey
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as future-tbr
Cover and Title Reveal!!!

Hi, hello, excuse me, what is this? What's going on? Is this the next book that we didn't even know that we needed?

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Mary S. R.
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
UPDATE, 05 OCT: the Hunger Games prequel has a NAME & COVER 😱
Who else is dying for that snake? It's UNREAL...and I have zero clues what it's referring to.

UPDATE, 28 JUN: well, that was quick...they are already planning the movie! I mean, there's not even a cover yet? 😂

Joe Drake, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group (which adapted The Hunger Games) said, “As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look for😂
Joequick...theyto.
UPDATE,
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Cardan Greenbriar
Peeta: This saucepan, real or not real?
Katniss: Real
Peeta: Our children, real or not real?
Katniss: Real
Peeta: President Snow in the bathroom, real or not real?
Katniss: Not real
Peeta: A new THG novel possibly with no HEA, real or not real?
Katniss: Real
Katniss: WAaAT?!
✨    jamieson   ✨
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
may the odds of getting an arc of this be [and i cannot stress this enough] ever in your favour
✨ A ✨
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-release
TITLE AND COVER!! AND A YA SNAKE 🐍
it's starting to feel so real 😭 I need 2019 to hurry up now
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A HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL??

ARE THERE TEARS IN MY EYES?????

YES.
Yes there are.
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Jun 18, 2019 marked it as releases-2020
this announcement absolutely changed me as a person
Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ Campbell
Me: I'm tired of authors writing unnecessary side-books to further cash in on their series

Suzanne Collins: I'm writing a prequel to the Hunger Games

Me: HALLE-FUCKING-LUJAH, TAKE MY MONEY AND MY SOUL

Tucker
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: reviewed
[10/04/19] - We have been blessed with a cover and a title! Not a fan of the title but the cover is gorgeous!

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Me when ARCs are being sent out:
megs_bookrack
What's this???



I'll tell you. It's proof that dreams really do come true. Thank you, Goddess, Suzanne Collins!
Raeleen Lemay
still excited for this but dang that's a bad cover/title
Tatiana
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Never expected this one to happen...
ALet
Jun 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
I feel like I'm 14 again
Merline
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
*pterodactyl scream into the void*
booknator
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Charlotte May
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
OMFG! What?!? 😍 This is the prequel I didn’t know I needed until now 🙌
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
And once again I can't help but ask myself if I'm living under a rock or behind the moon!
How come I didn't know this is a thing?

A prequel of "The Hunger Games" is the last thing I would have expected!
Still, it sounds pretty intriguing and I'm definitely going to read this.
I always wondered what happened before the Hungergames started and I'm more than just ready to find out.

2020 though... >_<
♡ ᴅ ʀ ᴇ ᴀ ᴍ ♡
Oct 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-release
I’m not a huge fan of the title but yeah, I can’t wait to read it!!! Highly hope that I’ll like this book as much as the first three ones! 😍❤

P.S. Before it releases next year, I guess I have time to reread the hunger games trilogy for about 5 times at least.😂
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Tijana
Sep 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
EDIT: Dear Lord, we have a title!!! Gdkfnehsjwndbskjs
But what does The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes even mean? I need this book right now!
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Um...
Why does this book already have over 4000 ratings??
And yeah, okay, I can somewhat understand people giving it 5 stars in advance because they believe in Suzanne Collins that much, but what's with everyone else?
Do they just sit with their crystal ball and go like "Hmmm, I think this
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I cried when I heard the news that this was happening. I am not over this series. I will never be over this series.
Elena
Jun 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
while everyone is being thrown back to their childhood reading experiences or are feeling like a brand new person after knowing this is happening, i'll be in the corner sipping my fourth cup of coffee while i contemplate the fact that i still have not read the hunger games trilogy and cannot jump on the hype train for this as i have never been a Hunger Games enthusiast
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
Oct 04, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
Can't believe I'm going to be reading a new Hunger Games book in the year of our lord 2020. High school me is shaking.
Natalie Monroe
Jun 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
Nice Natalie and Cynical Natalie:

Lily
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-buy
October 2019
we have a cover and title!! the cover may be ugly but she my ugly i claim her

June 2019
shut up, this is all im gonna be talking about for a year

we're getting a prequel to my fave series centred on politics and the nature of humanity and survival?

it is 2019 and suzanne collins still owns my ass
Noelle
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
14 year old me is screaming and ready to get fucked up
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Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Litt
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