Can’t Wait For The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. It replaced Waiting on Wednesday (formerly hosted by Breaking The Spine) as the weekly meme spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
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This week I can’t wait for:

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Expected publication: 19 May 2020

Publisher: Scholastic Press

From Goodreads:

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 on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, 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.

Why I Can’t Wait for this book:

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Nice to see Suzanne Collins ju,ping on the “The something of something and something” bandwagon.

But seriously, I thought this was going to be a book about Haymitch’s Hunger Games, the only other living victor from District 12. Does Snow’s tribute even win? I’m curious to know – also, if this is going to be a stand-alone instead of a trilogy. I really do want to see how the mighty view and build these horrible games, and also, I love seeing the downfall of ambitious wankers, and to get to that, you need the build up.

Nemo
Nemo

About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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