Hunger Games fans rejoice, because Suzanne Collins (the creator behind the exciting series) has announced that a new book is officially coming – and it’s going be hitting shelves in 2020.
Now I hear you, Mockingjay ended up finishing off Hunger Games once and for all, so how can there be a new book? Well – in true fashion ‘how can we re-vive a franchise?’ fashion, it will be a prequel.
Collins said in a statement Monday that she would go back to the years following the so-called “Dark Days,” the failed rebellion in Panem. Collins set the “Hunger Games” books in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where young people must fight and kill each other, on live television.
“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” she said. “The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”
So obviously, there will be none of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and her boyfriend Peeta Mellark – but it will be looking into the districts before Katniss tore them all apart and made them better.
“Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breathtaking suspense, and social commentary,” Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said in a statement. “We are absolutely thrilled — as both readers and publishers — to introduce the devoted fans of the series and a new audience to an entirely new perspective on this modern classic.”
Lionsgate has also revealed that they have been working closely with the author on her new prequel, and that as ‘home of the official first films’ they are excited to potentially bring the new book to the big screen.
I volunteer as tribute to read this as SOON as it’s out.