The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the best-selling YA series Hunger Games, wouldn't have Katniss Everdeen as its lead character. In a shocking turn of events, the lead character in this anticipating prequel will be none other than President Coriolanus Snow. He was the ruthless ruler of Panem and the antagonist in the Hunger Games novels. Now, readers would get to read about him in his youth.
The prequel is set 64 years before the first Hunger Games novel. You can read the full excerpt of The ballad of songbirds and snakes, which was provided to you by EW. Below is a portion of that excerpt. Happy reading and I bet a film adaptation to the prequel will happen.
The Ballad of Songsbirds and Snakes by Ms. Suzanne Collins
The grand staircase up to the Academy could hold the entire student body, so it easily accommodated the stream of officials, professors, and students headed for the reaping day festivities. Coriolanus climbed it slowly, attempting a casual dignity in case he caught anyone’s eye. People knew him—or at least they had known his parents and grandparents—and there was a certain standard expected of a Snow. This year, beginning this very day, he was hoping to achieve personal recognition as well. Mentoring in the Hunger Games was his final project before graduating from the Academy in midsummer. If he gave an impressive performance as a mentor, with his outstanding academic record, Coriolanus should be awarded a monetary prize substantial enough to cover his tuition at the University.
The Ballad of Songsbirds and Snakes by Ms. Suzanne Collins book will be available in bookstores and online on May 19,2020.
You can pre-order The Ballad of Songsbirds and Snakes right now! and if you're interested in getting a journal with book cover of the prequel book then click here!
source material &Young Coriolanus Snow portrait is by EW
Book cover picture by Los Angeles Times
"Chins up Smile on"
"Chins up Smile on," Why???? because the teaser to catching fire is finally here:)
Here is the plot line from wikipedia:
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
I have to say the teaser of catching fire was much better than the teaser of the first movie. I remember the first movie being extremely short and pointless. This one, catching fire, showed alot more although leaving alot away as well. i like that they showed the prime characters from film one and not the new casts of catching fire. I bet they are leaving the introduction of the new casts or rather the former victors for a longer, grander trailer (which i hope would be release sooner, perhaps in late May, early June). It looks like Catching Fire is following the same style from The Hunger Games which is a good thing and a bad thing depending on how the entire movie would turn out. Good thing being that it's sticking with the gritty, reality of the world. It has a familar feel to what we're used to from the first movie. However what i meant by "Bad thing" is that it might become boring to see the same style of filming. if it has the same filming style and has nothing new to the table then it would become tedious (for lack of a bettter word). I thought the brilliant point in the teaser was the conversation between President Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee. I hope you enjoy the teaser, and i can't wait to see the full trailer.
Man November seems so far away but as we all know time flies. Before you know it the movie would be here.
P.S. My interview with the author of' "WHEN EARTHLINGS WEEP'' Michael Barnett would be posted on April 23. I hope you check that out!!!
It's coming soon and the excitement keeps building up. Advance tickets are through the roof, the review are very good so far and now, on friday, it's up to us, viewers, to decide whether it lives up to the book or not. (I know some, if not most, would already say the book is better than the movie, however i'm not one of those people. I love to see the movie first before i make that judgment: Ex. I love the 3rd Harry Potter Movie(POA) even if it didn't follow the book but i digress). I think the movie would be a success whether it's well-made or not. The sequel is already a go (that shows how confident they are with the first one. Those are good signs). I will definitely check it out and might post my review on what i thought of the movie. Like i've stated in my early postings i love movies that are based on books. I like to see the movie sometime first or read the book first before i see the movie. In this case i've already read the book first (All three of them). It wasn't like that with the Harry Potter Series. I read the first book in the midst of the mayhem about the movie opening. i finally watched that movie on DVD and thought that they did a great job capturing the book. I believe this movie would do the same ( and it's a comfort relief to know that the author was also the co-screenwriter of the movie.) So i hope every book reader is supporting this movie. Have a great time experiencing the process in movie-form. And while you're at it grab someone that haven't read the books so that when he or she sees this movie he or she would be interested in reading the books( perhaps it might be their first leisure read in a long time and what better way to start reading than to read about a future period where kids kill each other for a reality show:) Anyhoo I have post two youtube clip for you to check out. First is a review from IGN of the movie and second is teen react to Hunger Games. As always thanks for reading my posting and share my thoughts with others that might like to read it. don't be shy to like or tweet too:) Bye for now.
P.S. I have a good and bad news to post on my blog in the near future. I hope you'll be there to read it.
So far my focus has been on the zombie tale that i've written called Stained which has been released on amazon. Now I'm here to tell you about the progress of the sequel of House Trap. First of all the sequel would be a novel and NOT a novella like the previous one. This story grew and grew and i knew that a novella wouldn't do it justice. So now that you know that it's a novel, then you should know that it would take a bit longer for me to publish it. I want the story to be really, really good so that's why the release date for it would be early next year. I'm going to get busy with it and hopefully it would be the greatest, thrilling, page-turning sequel you've ever read:)
As i mentioned in my previous posting, I was surprised by the respond of House Trap. I was stunned by how much you cared about the character or saddened by what happened( don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't read it). I just thought that this book needed a sequel and the idea sprung in my head. I just hope you keep checking out my blog because in the future i will give sneak peak on the sequel. I will probably post a quote from the book or what a chapter title or anything about the progress of the book. So keep coming here and keep reading my post:)
Okay that's the end of writing about the sequel, now I am excited to post this youtube trailer of The hunger games. Again you all know(if you read my posts) know that I favor movies that are based on books than any other movies. I love to read a book and then go to the theater to watch the movie. So I'm pleased to post the trailer of The Hunger Games. I've already read the first and second book and i'm now reading the third one( If you see my goodreads post then you would've known that). I hope it becomes a huge success!!!.
The most anticipated movie of 2012 (for fans of the book at least), the YA novel by suzanne collins has completed their cast for the movie. So far the cast look decent but the real importance will be how they act their role. As always I'm supportive of most movies based on books. I really think that most books out there would make good movies not just best-sellers. In future I'm certain that ebooks would be turned into movie. Hopefully that day would be sooner than later.
Due to the movie coming out next year the books has peak up at Amazon.com, especially for Kindle. It's very unsettling seeing these face because readers of the book already know that most of those people would die. I'm somwhat bothered by this and i wonder how the movie would portray their demise on the silver screen. I'm glad that this movie wasn't Rated R. I think it was good that it was PG 13. Can't wait to watch it and am thankful that it isn't releasing in Summer or December of 2012 instead it's at Spring time so the wait isn't as long as you might think. But still i wish it was coming out right now.
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