It’s been 12 years since The Hunger Games was originally released and now we’re getting a whole new shiny book.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

It’s set 64 years before the whole Katniss saga goes down and our main character is…young President Snow surprisingly!

No spoilers but it looks like the story is going to revolve around him and his cousin Tigris who grows up in wealth and riches while Snow struggles in poverty.

Author Suzanne Collins did an interview with BUSTLE where she reads out the opening scene, there’s a transcript available and it’s gritty and exciting!

Read the whole except here and tell us what you think!

Once the world gets back to normal a film will soon follow!

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