“The worldwide phenomenon that was the teen dystopian book series The Hunger Games finally received its long-awaited prequel with author Suzanne Collins releasing The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in May 2020.
“The book details the younger years of the franchises villain President Coriolanus Snow and his involvement in the 10th Annual Hunger Games as a student mentor, who is then paired with the female tribute from District 12, a folksinger named Lucy Gray Baird.
“Set in the rubble that was the Capitol after the Civil War that almost brought Panem to its knees, Songbirds and Snakes explores the making of a monster and the construction of a dystopian regime all through the lens of its main character, Snow.
“Filled with moments of love, fear, and betrayal, the novel encases so much of the lore and history fans of the franchise had pondered over for years.”
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