Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-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 outcharm, 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.
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The Hunger Games is a 4-book series with 3 primary works first released in 2004 with contributions by Suzanne Collins and Maria Postema.
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Bought this when it first released and has been on my TBR pile for a while.
Loved The Hunger Games trilogy so was looking forward to this to gain more insight into President Snow and the story provides that.
It took a few odd twists I didn't expect.
I'm a diehard fan of The Hunger Games. But this book fell flat for me. I loved the extra world building and I liked Lucy Gray's songs. But Snow isn't a compelling character. This got a third star only because once again a narrator can make or break a book. Fontana made this book so much better.