Who isn’t reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins right now? I read it because it filled a prompt for my TBR Monopoly and I was very curious if lightning strikes twice. I’m sad to report that it didn’t for me.
I was in love with this concept. It’s 10 years after the end of the war and people are starting to heal….which means forgiving and if not necessarily forgetting. There are some in the Capital who cannot stand the thought of moving on. No one is interested in the games and the message that the Capital rules all is not being received in the Districts.
That’s where Corolinus Snow and the rest of the seniors in his class step in. It’s their job to mentor the tributes and make the 10th anniversary something to remember.
I thought the premise was great but man was this book is a lot of pages for what didn’t seem like much of a story. If I had never read The Hunger Games and started this book first I would have given up. I think it’s an interesting addition for fans but really could have been about 100 pages shorter. I really did like learning about the changes and everything that happened back then and I loved the new characters. It wasn’t enough though.
I could have gone without reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins but with the audiobook that I borrowed from the library it only took 2 days so I’m happy with that. It was a very middle of the road experience for me.
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