The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins Ambition will fuel him. The competition will drive him. But power has its price. The tenth Hunger Games will begin the morning of the reaping. As a mentor at the Olympics, Coriolanus Snow, an eighteen-year-old, is preparing for one chance at glory. Snow has fallen on hard times, with Coriolanus' fate hanging in the balance as he outmaneuvers, outcharms, and outwits his fellow students. Coriolanus faces steep odds. He has been given the humiliating job of mentoring a female tribute as a tribute from District 12, one of the lowest classes. Now Coriolanus' every move can have a favorable or disastrous result -- their fates are intertwined. The final battle will take place in the arena. The doomed tribute... feels for Coriolanus even outside of the arena and must balance his desire to obey the rules with his need to survive under any circumstances.