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The new Hunger Games movie is in theaters nowbut both new and old fans of the franchise can catch up with the story The ballad of songbirds and snakes by reading the original book that inspired the film.
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” written by Suzanne Collins and released in 2020, is a prequel to the Hunger Games book trilogy, set 64 years before the first novel. Thanks to a new Amazon deal, you can now buy “Songbirds and Snakes” in hardcover for just $10.99. Normally $16.99, the Amazon sale is 35 percent off the list price when paired with the new movie release. You can also listen to the audiobook for free, with a 30-day free trial of Audible here.
Published by Scholastic Press, the 528-page novel follows young Coriolanus Snow as he prepares for his only chance at glory as a mentor in the Hunger Games. The fate of the House of Snow lies in his hands as he guides the female tribute from District 12.
As the publisher notes: “Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. In the arena it becomes a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus begins to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive, whatever 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 now back on the bestseller lists as the film hits theaters. As I write this, the book Hunger Games is in the top ten of Amazon’s bestseller list. Read the book online by purchasing it in hardcover for $10.99 (regularly $16.99+).
Amazon also has a deal going on right now that’s going to get you all four Hunger Games hardcover books for just $52.99 – a 45% discount off the regular price of $97+. This collector’s box set includes ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Mockingjay’ and ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’.
Like a New York Times book review stated: “At its best, the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the momentous violence of A Clockwork Orangethe imaginative atmosphere of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter.”
Regularly $96.99+, get the Hunger Games Book Box on sale for just $52.99 on Amazon. And view showtimes and ticket information The ballad of songbirds and snakes here.