We are very excited about the release of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, the prequel to The Hunger Games.
The books in The Hunger Games trilogy are some of our most read books ever. At its peak, there were over 200 reserves on the first book and we couldn't buy more copies because Australian warehouses had sold out. The books have been loaned from our libraries nearly 6,000 times in print and 1,000 times in eBook format. The Hunger Games was made into a four part movie series in 2012, which made almost $700 million at the box office and remains popular today.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is available to reserve from our catalogue in the lead up to the release on Wednesday 20 May.
Can't wait to get back into the world of Panem? We’ve put together a list of top dystopian titles from our eBook and audiobook collections, for inspiration.
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The Hunger Games
Titles to read if you liked The Hunger Games
- Highway bodies by Alison Evans
- Wilder girls* by Rory Power
- Dry* by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
- Everywhere everything everyone* by Katy Warner.
- After the lights go out* by Lili Wilkinson
- Red queen by Victoria Aveyard
- Hive* by A.J. Betts
- The selection* by Kiera Cass
- The mortal instruments* by Cassandra Clare
- The maze runner trilogy* by James Dashner
- Gone* by Michael Grant
- Lifel1k3* by Jay Kristoff
- The giver* by Lois Lowry
- Legend* by Marie Lu
- The Tomorrow Series* by James Marsden
- Chaos walking* by Patrick Ness
- Divergent* by Veronica Roth
- Arc of Scythe* by Neal Shusterman
- The road to winter* by Mark Smith
Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.