With brand new artwork by Freya Betts: this is a must-have collectors edition for all fans of this groundbreaking, phenomenally bestselling series.
Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Everything you would expect from Collins is here: fraught teenage love; plenty of violence… the themes of friendship, betrayal, authority and oppression will please and thrill” The Guardian
“It works beautifully… please don’t make us wait another decade” The Times
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 outmaneuvre 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 favour 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.
Three books, four films and one WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON, The Hunger Games changed the face of global YA.
All four Hunger Games books have been made into feature films, the first three starring Jennifer Lawence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland.
The fourth movie of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is released November 2023 and has an all-star cast including Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage.
ABOUT THE NEW COVERS
To celebrate the release of Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes feature film, Freya Betts has taken the four iconic logos and added a modern twist.
Freya is a UK based freelance illustrator who focuses on hyper-realistic portraiture, mainly in the medium of digital painting. She has worked predominantly in the film industry - her journey beginning with an apprenticeship at age 18, art-working film campaigns for Universal and Paramount in London.
Now she finds herself illustrating film posters for Disney and Marvel, her work has appeared everywhere from giant murals in New York to t-shirts in H&M. Clients include: Disney, Netflix, Marvel, Apple TV, Uber, Royal Mail, The LA Times
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST BOOK, THE HUNGER GAMES
“I was so obsessed with this book. . . . The Hunger Games is amazing.” Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga
“I couldn’t stop reading.” Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
Praise for Catching Fire
“Collins has done that rare thing. She has written a sequel that improves upon the first book.” The New York Times Book Review
“Whereas Katniss kills with finesse, Collins writes with raw power.” Time magazine