I’m stuck. I’m undecided – Help me!?!?!
I can’t quite decided to DNF or stick it out with Suzanne Collins latest hunger game instalment! A book I was hugely looking forward too.
I’m only about a quarter of the way through the audiobook of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and I am thinking of DNFing it. Part of me wants to keep listening to it, but at the same time I don’t think I like it. ARRGGHHH!!!!
I really, really, really wanted to love it from page 1, but so far I don’t. It’s ok. DOES IT GET BETTER?????
I am bored following Snow. He’s a villain, but so far he is rather meek and not very interesting. I also have the feeling that the book is trying to make me sympathise with him and I’m not sure I do or that I want too! The majority of Snow’s hardships in life are cosmetic – no new clothes, not the latest trends, not the most expensive material, etc. Yes he has had to go with limited food but they lived through a war. They lived on rations.
On the one hand I want to find out what happens, but I also wonder if I care? Have you read it? Did you grow to get invested in the characters lives? Did you think it was a good read?
Book blurb for anyone that might not have read it…
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 outmanoeuvre 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.
The synopsis sounds good, right!?!?
My Prediction for the story – Snow is going to fall in love with his candidate for the games – the lovely girl from district 12 and then betray her, ultimately choosing his future career and status instead of her. And losing her/watching her die in the games will destroy his last bit of humanity and turn him into the monster he is from the original trilogy??? Kind of what the blurb hints at…
Has anyone read it? Should I just get on and finish it? Will I end up enjoying it?
As a side note – the audiobook natation is fantastic. It is just the story in the last 3 hours or so that has been a bit lacklustre.
Feel free to spoil the book for me just add a spoiler alert at the beginning of any comment so people know to look away!