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Written by Suzanne Collins and released in 2020, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is a prequel to the Hunger Games book trilogy, set 64 years before the first novel. Now, a new Amazon deal lets you buy “Songbirds and Snakes” on hardcover for just $10.99. Regularly $16.99, the Amazon sale gets you a 35 percent discount off the list price, in conjunction with the new movie release. You can also listen to the audiobook for free, with a 30-day free trial to Audible here.
Published by Scholastic Press, the 528-page novel follows the young Coriolanus Snow as he prepare for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Hunger Games. The fate of the House of Snow rests in his hands as he mentors the female tribute from District 12.
As the publisher notes state, “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.”
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was released in May 2020 and the book is back on the bestsellers lists now, as the movie hits theaters. As of this writing, the Hunger Games book was in the Top Ten of Amazon’s bestsellers chart. Read the book online by purchasing it on hardcover for $10.99 (regularly $16.99+).
Amazon also has a deal right now that gets you all four Hunger Games books on hardcover for just $52.99 — a 45% discount off its regular price of $97+. This collectible box set includes “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire,” “Mockingjay” and “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”
As a New York Times book review stated, “At its best, the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter.”