The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes [With Battery]
ISBN: 1338635190
EAN13: 9781338635195
Language: English
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 2" H x 5" L x 8" W
Weight: 0.5158817 lbs.
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Ambition will fuel him.Competition will drive him.But power has its price.

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

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Thank you to the seller of this copy. I bought it used and it arrived in good condition. I have a poor rating because of the writing. It makes sense to follow up the Hunger Games trilogy with a sequel set in a country that is much happier than the one in the first book. It's baffling that the origin story for the President Snow is being done. I've read books about villains. You can make a great novel about an evil person if you do well. This song is poorly written. It is like a bad fan fiction. It is filled with little references to connect it to the Hunger Games, but there is no center or heart. Don't spend your money or time.
   3 stars
I think I should say I love The Hunger Games trilogy. I have read all the books multiple times. I like the films. This book was boring and disappointing. It might be because I don't like the weather. I don't think you are supposed to. Ms. Collins did a great job. I didn't enjoy his story because I didn't like him. The origin of the song The Hanging Tree and the start of the games were interesting to learn about. I was left with questions that I would have liked to have been answered. I don't know if she's writing another Snow installment, but I'll have to read it, which is frustrating. The level of violence was the same as in the previous trilogy. If you don't like depictions of violence, you should not read this book. I still give the book 3 stars because it's well written and the story was interesting. It was not my favorite.
   Haunting and Masterful
I didn't know what to think of the book after seeing some less-than- positive reviews. I was hooked from the beginning. Again, Suzanne Collins has written something that is engaging. She weaves certain details from the original Hunger Games into the story to give a more haunting look. The events that led to Snow becoming the powerful and fearsome leader in The Hunger Games was something I enjoyed. Don't pay attention to what other people are saying. I don't know how someone couldn't enjoy this book.
   A Softer Snow
Where to begin? Snow was a student at the Academy at the time of the 10th Hunger Games. It continues until he moves on to the next phase of his life. The book was difficult to read. I have lost my husband in a terrorist attack, unlike the original books. The level of the Hunger Games is not something I like to read about. It took so long to read because I pushed through. The book ties together too neatly at the end, so it needs to be longer. I felt like we were missing the character development of Snow, like he went from his persona in this book to his in the original books in a matter of seconds. It is necessary for fans of the original trilogy to read.
   A Brainless Read
The plot was good, but I have an issue with the book. Maybe it is because I am a few years older than the recommended age range, but it could also have been bad writing. I didn't like that Suzanne explained everything. She probably did this because she was afraid of plot holes, but it would have been nice to find out some things on my own. She spent a lot of time defining words that anyone could understand. The themes of the book were spelled out in blatant, obvious school lesson conversations and essay assignments by Suzanne. The intended audience is not stupid. Let people use their brains. Reading is more enjoyable that way.
   Great addition for Hunger Games fans
I have trouble putting the book down. I was hesitant to read the Hunger Games book because I wanted it to be better than the Harry Potter books, but I love the Hunger Games story. I am happy to know I was correct. Update was a little disappointed with the ending of the book. The book was a good one. It didn't take away from the original trilogy and I like it. There were references to things shown in the original trilogy, but it was still a story of its own.
   Can't hold a candle to Hunger Games
I love The Hunger Games even if I am not a fan of fantasy novels. The Hunger Games book is not everything. The characters are not engaging, making it hard to keep interest in the events. The vivid imagery of The Hunger Games is absent from the new book. I would have liked to see the reviews before buying.
A villan once said that hope is the only thing stronger than fear. The villan's origin story is completely devoid of hope and you can now enjoy it. The side characters were wasted to prove how smart and charming Snow is. The comparisons are too close to each other. You have this book if you take away the three Jedis.
   No page numbers
A book that costs this much should have page numbers that show how much the book is going to cost. So far, the print version is pretty good.
   Nice prelude to the Hunger Games Trilogy
I was looking forward to this book and it was great. You get to understand where Snow came from and what happened after that. A lot of items from the Hunger Games series were tied in nicely by Susanne Collins. There is a sense of irony that Snow was brought down by the same district that brought him there. Without giving away too much of the story, one comes to understand what he had to do to get to the top and what he has to do in order to survive and stay there. His childhood was shaped by the war. I like the image that Susanne Collins conjures up with the snow landing on top to describe Snow's conviction in his action, just like the one depicted in "The Hunger Games." It is satisfying without being predictable. 4.55 is the official time.