We Wanted a ‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel, But Not This One

We wanted a The Hunger Games prequel, we did. Suzanne Collins wasn’t wrong about that. When the book was first announced, I remember thinking: how cool, there’s so many characters I would like to know more about! Haymitch. Effie. Mags.

Instead, the prequel, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (out May 19), is all about … Coriolanus Snow.

Who asked for this? Who wanted it? No, really …can you point me towards anyone?

The news was confirmed by EW, which released a excerpt from the book – one that, admittedly, I stopped reading midway through because I just have no words to explain how very little I care about the VILLAIN OF THE SERIES being painted in a favorable light.

To make matters worse, we all know how Snow’s story ends, and we know that, even to his last moment, he remained …well, not exactly a good guy. Sure, people are complicated, but not all villains need a full-fledged “This is what made him who he is” story. Hell, not even Darth Vader really did.

We’re now all mature enough to admit Obi-Wan was the only good part of the prequels, anyway.

Back to The Hunger Games, I will at least say this: I’m glad they didn’t keep the identity of this mysterious protagonist a secret till the book came out. At least I can take this off my TBR pile and continue on with my life of not humanizing men who created an entire oppression/torture system build on child murder.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be available May 19th.

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ 1×02 Review: This Power is Wasted on You
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returns with “Zoey's Extraordinary Best Friend,” an episode intended …
‘Doctor Who’ 12×08 Review: “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”
"The Haunting of Villa Diodati" saw me being annoyed at the Doctor …
Elvis Presley’s Dad Cast in Upcoming Baz Luhrmann Pic
We're excited for the upcoming  Baz Luhrmann movie, Elvis. Seeing Austin Butler …
Zoe Kravitz Talks About Working With Robert Pattinson on ‘The Batman’
Batman. I guess the thing about Robert Pattinson is that being a …
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.