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

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

By Suzanne Collins

  • Release Date: 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Dystopian
Score: 4.5
From 222 Ratings


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.


  • a little slow but amazing ending.

    By DrearyDiamond44
    i really liked this book! i thought the beginning was a bit slow though, i would’ve liked the games to start off sooner & drag on maybe a bit longer, but i loved this book. i agree, it was somewhat difficult to finish, especially since Snow had a lot of conflicting feelings & i’m still not sure if i like him.
  • Amazjng

    By HoneyFe_Kilic
    this was literally so good. i love the series and have been counting down the days for this to come out. not disappointed. at. ALL. just as good as the other books. in love with this book and the series.
  • Please do Haymitch

    By The_Flash13279
    I have thought about how interesting Haymitches’ character was when I found out he went against 47 different tributes. Matter of fact he’s probably my 2nd favorite character. I REALLY want a book on him. But still super excited to read this! 😁 (4 stars cuz I haven’t read it yet but I think it’ll be great!)
  • I would give it 50 if I could.

    By rmr2.0
    I was excited for this book for months before it came out, and I’m not in any way disappointed.
  • I’m soooooo exited to read

    By susan collins fan
    Omg the seconde I heard it was out I bought it can’t wait to start reading!!! I won’t be surprised if it’s the best books ever existed!!! Ok I wrote enough now I’m gonna go read it!!!!!
  • Long winded and boring

    By mtcjj
    I was excited to read this book. However, I struggled to finish it. I found it dragged in parts and was overly a long and boring read.
  • Wow

    By miss boddy
    I LUV this book. I can’t wait for the movie and I just love the series and I’m a crazy super excited fan.
  • A look into the early days of Panem

    By solarkissx
    Suzanne Collins has seamlessly given us not only a glimpse into the Dark Days of the war, but early post-war Panem and how the country attempted to keep hold of its citizens. Without going deep into spoilers, the treatment of the tributes in the 10th games, the ruthlessness of Dr. Gaul, and of course Coriolanus’ own moral dilemmas, were all amazing facets of this book. I loved a peek into a Panem where citizens of the Capitol were poor and hungry. What a trip. 10/10 will read again. I hope to see more in the hunger games universe, maybe some short stories.
  • Not what I was hoping

    By Primrose Lives
    Spoilers Ahead This book did not precede my expectations. Snow is not a very likable character towards the end, which makes it hard to keep on reading till the end. This book also does not explain things further that happened in the original trilogy. It never explains how Snow became president, and why Tigris is separated from him. One thing that really bothered me, was WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY GRAY!!!! However, it does explain Snows hatred for mockingjays, which becomes Katniss’ symbol later on. It also explains the nature behind the song, “The Hanging Tree,” and the lullaby, “Deep in the Meadow,” is included. Katniss plants are mentioned and ironically are the plants that give Lucy Gray her cover story for leaving Snow. Towards the end of the book, Snow becomes a more hateful person. He BETRAYS HIS BEST FRIEND, which causes his friend to be hanged. He also killed four people. The first time was for self defense, and Snow felt horrible after that one. But the second death he thought was easier than the first. The third death results in betraying his friend. The last death is to get back at someone for holding a grudge. REALLY!

    By #1hungergamesfan
    I LOVE this book. It’s amazing!!!! I bought it even before it came our i was so excited!!!!! I was worried that it would be one of those book that made you feel sorry for the bad guy, but it was exactly the opposite! I stayed up untill 3:00 a.m. reading it😂.By the end of the book i hated snow even more than i had at the end of mockingjay😬. even after i finished the book, i stayed awake for a long time just thinking about it. i keep on wondering about tigris. I assume shes the same one from mockingjay, but what happened to her that made her end up in an underwear shop? What did snow do to her? i hope Suzanne collins comes out with another book explaining that cuz it left me rlly confused. This is really is one of the best books ive ever read (other than the other three hunger games books) ITS SO GOOD! p.s. conspiracy theory: lucy grey is katniss’s grandmother