The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the fourth installment in The Hunger Games series is here! It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-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 … Continue reading ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is here!
The much-anticipated fourth installment in The Hunger Games series, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, releases tomorrow May 19, and, apart from the familiar faces, we are going to meet a new Girl from District 12. The Girl from District 12 is coming, and The Hunger Games will never be the same. #SongbirdsAndSnakes pic.twitter.com/9VV8yh0EYk — The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (@songbirdssnakes) May 17, 2020 Not to … Continue reading #ReadyForBallad: Suzanne Collins to do a release-day reading for ‘Songbirds and Snakes’ tomorrow
The first chapter of the upcoming Hunger Games book, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is now online as an audio excerpt. Entertainment Weekly is exclusively debuting the 11-minutes chapter HERE. The chapter includes a character return (return?) – Tigris, who was played by actress Eugenie Bondurant in Mockingjay: Part 2. The audiobook will be read by Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). He says of Coriolanus Snow, “You … Continue reading First chapter of ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is here!
And in some good news in 2020, Variety is reporting that veteran The Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence, is back for the adaptation of the prequel story, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Original producer Nina Jacobson is also returning, with her Color Force partner Brad Simpson, and Michael Arndt (“Catching Fire”) will adapt the screenplay from a treatment written by Collins, who will also serve as … Continue reading Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson returning for ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel movie
The first excerpt from The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is here! And, after all our speculations, it features a character whom we all know already. Corialanus Snow. Check out an excerpt below: The grand staircase up to the Academy could hold the entire student body, so it easily accommodated the stream of officials, professors, and students headed for the reaping day festivities. Coriolanus climbed it … Continue reading First excerpt from Hunger Games prequel features a familiar character: Corialanus Snow
Yesterday, October 4th, the cover and title of the fourth Hunger Games book was released. The first industry announcement of the book noted that it will be set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games, on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games, exploring “the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival.” Author Suzanne Collins noted … Continue reading Everything we know about ‘Songbirds and Snakes’
Almost ten years since our last cover reveal, we’re here once more with a fourth installment in The Hunger Games series! The title for the new book is: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” Suzanne Collins said. “The reconstruction period 10 years after … Continue reading Fourth ‘The Hunger Games’ book title and cover revealed!
Welcome back, Tributes! We’re in for the greatest surprise today. Author Suzanne Collins has announced a new The Hunger Games novel set 64 years before the events of the first novel, much before when Katniss Everdeen was forced into the to-death competition. In a statement, Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said, “Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breathtaking suspense, and … Continue reading [Updated] ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming May 2020; Lionsgate working on a movie
The Hunger Games fandom knows it’s not every day we hear from Suzanne Collins, and so every interview, every appearance is a day to cherish. As it is the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games‘s first publication, here is one such day: the author sat down with publisher David Levithan for New York Times to talk about the books and the movies. The interview is an … Continue reading Suzanne Collins talks ‘The Hunger Games’ books, Katniss’s family, Peeta and Gale, and lots more
In an essay on the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games, YA author Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) discusses her hero, Katniss Everdeen, and the altered YA landscape in the wake of the series’s success. Along with Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), too, contributed to what made Katniss and the books a phenomenon. Read excerpts from the essay … Continue reading Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature