We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.
Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
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.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0) by Suzanne Collins
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Hunger Games trilogy is what got me into YA and into bookblogs. Before reading these books I didn’t really know about YA and in my search for more books like it, I found book blogs. So naturally I feel like I owe a lot to this series. I adored the books and think the movies are some of the best adaptions out there.
You can imagine my happiness when I found out there was going to be a prequel novel to the Hunger Games. Since this is set during Mags’ Hunger Games, I was hoping for it to be about her. And while I get that people aren’t happy this is a Snow centered story, I am very intrigued! I think it will so interesting to see a young Snow and hopefully see how he became the person he is during ‘our’ Hunger Games.
This book probably won’t have a HEA and I can’t wait to see how it ends and how it will make me feel. Before the release I might either reread the series or rewatch the movies to get in the perfect Hunger Games mood!
How are you feeling about this Hunger Games prequel? Are you going to read it or are you going to skip it? Come talk to me in the comments!