“The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes” is ready to hit the stores this May. This novel by Suzanne Collins will be releasing this summer, on 19th May 2020. The novel is going to be a prequel and a spin-off to the famous The Hunger Games. The novel will be published by the Scholastic publishers. The upcoming book will be science fiction and is expected to be another hit by the American author.
About Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins is an American author born on 10th August 1962. Besides being an author, she is also a television writer. Suzanne is famous for her bestselling series of The New York Times, “The Hunger Games” trilogy, and “The Underland Chronicles.” She began her career by writing for a children’s television show in the year 1991. She worked on several children shows and was nominated for several shows for many awards. She also felt inspired to write her own children’s stories later in life.
With the passage of time, Collins gave the world many hits and became famous for her work. The first installment of The Hunger Game trilogy was released by the Scholastic publishers in September 2008. The trilogy has taken its inspiration from the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Suzanne has been the winner of several awards, including A Horn Book Fanfare, California Young Reader Medal (2011), 2008 CYBIL Award – Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many more.
About The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes
The novel begins with the morning when the tenth annual Hunger Games are set to begin. Coriolanus Snow is just eighteen-year-old and is in the Capitol, busy preparing for his shot at becoming a mentor. House Snow used to be one of the mightiest, but now it has fallen. Coriolanus is the best shot the Snows have to change their fate for the better. It all comes down to whether he would be able to outmaneuver and outsmart his fellow students to win the tribute. However, the ball is not in his court.
He has to face several challenges beginning with a humiliating task. Snow is asked to train the female tribute who comes from District 12. This District is considered to be the lowest of all the districts. The book explores his choices and actions towards his ultimate destination. Every step he takes may both favor him and give him glory, or he would be unlucky and fall in the arms of death. Coriolanus would have to carefully assess his choices to follow the rules which may risk his life. He needs to understand, that in this fight to the death, what all would he put at stake.
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