The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review (Brief)

**Brief Non-Spoiler Review**

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

by Suzanne Collins

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My rating: 4/5

Do I recommend? For The Hunger Games fans, I think it’s a worthwhile read.

For fans of? 


Goodreads Review:

This was definitely not what I expected. To be honest, the setting and writing felt like a completely different world than the Hunger Games trilogy. At some points, it almost read like fan-fiction.

Heading in, I expected to see Snow’s descent into villainy, and we didn’t really see much of that at all. Either way, this was a worthwhile read. I was riveted for good portions of this book. I think the strongest moments were the ones surrounding the leadup to the Hunger Games and the actual games. Also, the background of some of the key parts of the games Katniss went through (betting, sponsors, cannons) was fun to see play out. Despite all that, I definitely lost some interest in the last portion of the novel, and the ending was a little jarring for my taste.

If you liked the Hunger Games, I definitely think you should read this!

Characters: 8/10

Writing: 9/10

Pace: 8.5/10

Entertainment: 9/10

Average: 8.65/10


not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots


not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely


none    ,    attempts   ,   some laughs   ,   pretty comedic   ,   hilarious


not at all   ,   rarely   ,   every now and then  ,   often   ,   frequently

Overall thoughts?

bad   ,   meh   ,   good   ,   very good   ,   excellent   ,   superb

Grade: 90%




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