The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, 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.

Title:The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Edition Language:English
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    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Reviews

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I went into this one being VERY SKEPTICAL and for the most part I enjoyed it. I still didn't really feel like we delved in too deep on how President Snow became the corrupt person he is in the hunger ...

  • Emily May

    I feel absolutely drained by this book. Because I was such a big fan of The Hunger Games trilogy, I was determined to finish The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, but doing so took a LOT out of me. What...

  • Tatiana

    Only last 20 pages of this book managed to stir my interest. So, is this 1 or 2 stars? If I hate read the rest of it? Okay, I'll be generous. 1.5 stars it is, but there is no way I am rounding this up...

  • Kat

    ok, i'm thinking i might just scrap this reading vlog, so i'm just gonna dump my thoughts here for now and we'll see what happens. - i did truly find the nods to the original trilogy fun. finally find...

  • monica kim

    a lot of people are not going to like this book. it’s weirder and maybe a little...goofier? than the original hunger games. it’s also much more philosophical - almost part novel part contemplation...

  • Cardan Greenbriar

    *the perfect portrait of me, who waited for something meaningful to happen in this book till the end*sooooooo moral of the story: Snow was just going through late confusing raunchy Puberty all in all ...

  • Mariah

    Listen, I hate President Snow as much as the next person.But SNOW. FUCKING. LANDS. ON. TOP.This is actually brilliant. Like genius. Critical, and scathing and thought provoking.Sprinkled with moments ...

  • Peyton Reads

    It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me it certainly was. If you’re someone who knows the original books super well, then I think you’ll get the most enjoyment out of it. There’s so ma...

  • Kai

    *whispers softly*: fuck*whispers louder*: this book releases tomorrow and if I see any of you posting even the mildest spoilers in your status updates you'll have a safe place in hell that looks exact...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    So apparently this is about President Snow...“A teen born to privilege but searching for something more, a far cry from the man we know he will become. Here he’s friendly. He’s charming. For now...