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Jun 17, 2021pacl_teens rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was written by the bestselling author Suzanne Collins, as a prequel to the Hunger Games series. The story goes back in time and tells the story of President Snow, or known before as: Coriolanus Snow. The…
May 27, 2021ambietambie rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
In my opinion, there are so many characters that it is basically impossible to follow the plot. And I'm not one for violent and dark stories.
May 15, 2021LESeymour rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
What I haven't seen anyone else mention I'll quickly carp about. The page numbers start repeating from time to time. For instance 2 x 338 !! (as one example). I therefore don't have a clue which page I'm really on. BTW, this doesn't…
May 14, 2021woermkeja rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I have a love and hate relationship with this book. I was so excited to dive back into Panem and loved the concept of the storyline. I was intrigued to find out how Snow had managed to become the man we know him to be. I found that the…
May 02, 2021Aylagurr rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
So good, it is amazing how the author connected it to the hunger games books.
Apr 16, 2021blue_dove_745 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I'm reading right now. P.S. read the dead and the gone along with the rest of the series (I want to make a suggestion read the maze runner (it's great .))
Apr 15, 2021SR806 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed another book that had the Hunger Games in it. Suzanne Collins does an excellent job of keeping my interest in her books. Coriolanus and Lucy Gray were the main characters, but there were several more characters that were…
Apr 09, 2021min13 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Coriolanus Snow, 18, is preparing for his one chance at glory as a coach in the Hunger Games at the start of the tenth annual Hunger Games. He's been assigned the humiliating task of mentoring the lowest of the low tribute from District…
Apr 08, 2021ReadingAdviser_Jessica rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I wasn't sure how I'd feel about reentering the world of the Hunger Games, but I enjoyed it immensely. I love how Suzanne Collins can work such structure into her novels and mixes the familiar with the new. What drives this from an…
Apr 06, 2021indigo_butterfly rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Ballad of the Songbirds & Snakes shows us the life of young Corolanious Snow. Yep! This book is about President Snow, as a teen. It explains to us why he turns out the way he is. The book shows us a love story between Snow, and…
Mar 27, 2021brucechrumka rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
This book was a painful 'back-to-the trough' sequel that has no humor, no imagination and brings nothing to the original trilogy. Frankly, it's poorly written torture porn, half-baked for an audience stunned by 'reality' TV and real-world…
Mar 26, 2021Suzanne_A rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
As soon as the book came to a close and my mind was blown, I knew for sure this was and is my new favourite book. The plot was so enticing and incredibly played out and I really admire the boldness of the author with the characters (if you…
Mar 25, 2021darladoodles rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Is Snow falling down? Or will Snow land on top? I put off reading this prequel. After all, Snow is probably one of if not my least favorite characters. Give it 50 pages, I told myself. If it is not working, you can DNF and return it to the…
Mar 22, 2021
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins is the fourth book to be released in the Hunger Games series. It acts as a prequel to the other three books, taking place more than a half-century before. It details the life and…
Mar 16, 2021Andreaquach rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In this prequel of The Hunger Games, we see Panem and the 10th annual Hunger Games through the eyes of teenager Coriolanus Snow. The Academy’s top 24 students are selected to mentor the 24 tributes chosen for the Hunger Games, one boy and…
Mar 09, 2021lizardkitten rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
First of all, I loved the hunger games trilogy! I also really enjoyed this book as well. Getting insight into Snow’s childhood and backstory was heartbreakingly eye-opening and after reading this I immediately started reading the hunger…
Mar 01, 2021Silver_Moon_7 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I would rate this book 4/5 stars. It is a prequel to the Hunger Games series and is about the backstory of the cold-blooded villain Coriolanus Snow. Coriolanus is an 18-year-old living in the Capitol, preparing to be a mentor to a tribute…
Mar 01, 2021middlemonkey rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a worthy prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy featuring Coriolanus Snow's life before presidency over Panem. This book ends in a way that I at first believed was "unfinished," because it left room for thinking about "what could have…
Feb 01, 2021
The Hunger Games series is the only thing I've reread multiple times. The story is truly fascinating, and I uncover something new with each reread, so I was THRILLED to get my hands on this prequel. President Snow is such a ruthless,…
Jan 31, 2021Eva0502 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
One word: confusing. Or maybe it was because I skimmed it. It was personally a bit boring... Everyone’s giving it such good reviews tho...
Jan 27, 2021IndyPL_TammieB rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It was fun unpacking more of Panem's history and sharing the origin of the early Hunger Games: the source of the hanging tree song, why Snow despised Katniss so much from the get-go, and how certain features of the games were implemented,…
Jan 23, 2021lgmosher rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
The best thing about this book was the title.... .... And little else. Disappointment, disappointment all around! You thought Snows character sucked in the trilogy.... Oh Collins gas taken it to a whole new level! He not only…
Jan 22, 2021
Amazing book, almost as good as the original series.
Jan 20, 2021SAPL_Teens rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
We all know the horrendous President Snow. The one that had no heart, who tried to kill Katniss many times, encouraged the slaughter of youth, and murdered Prim. Well, he wasn’t always this way. This sequel to the Hunger Games trilogy…
Jan 20, 2021Linyarai rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I am so in love with this book I am hesitant to start something else. I loved The Hunger Games, but found this to be almost better. Between the characters and the world building it was really well done, and even though the ending was a bit…