Four years ago, Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, concluded the blockbuster series with an emotional letter.

“Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands. But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise. I’m thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen,” she wrote when the last movie was released.”

But now, Hunger Games prequel will take place in Panem, 64 years before the situations in “The Hunger Games”.

The first trilogy of the story made Collins to be one of the world’s most recognized children’s book authors.

Although the novel is still untitled, Scholastic, Collins’ publishing company,  announced that the release date is in May 2020.

The Prequel

The prequel will definitely be a revival of one of the most successful fantasy stories of the past several years.

Hunger Games surpassed Harry Potter series as the Top Selling novel on Amazon in 2012.

So, now Collins is ready to take on the history of the Hunger Games in her new trilogy series.

“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. 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,” Collins said.

Success of the Novel

When Hunger Games was released in 2008, the novel has reigned until the release of the last two books.

The novel has been translated into 54 languages. It has also gained 100 million copies in print, and remained in The New York Times best-seller list for several consecutive years.

The film adaptation also earned nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box office, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

It may be unclear for now if the prequel will reach or surpass the success of the first trilogy series, but Scholastic believes in the talent of the author.

“Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breathtaking suspense, and social commentary,” said the president of Scholastic Trade, Ellie Berger, 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,” she added.

Another riveting story about Panem that the fans will surely love. Collins will have another set of characters that will mesmerize you like the amazing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

Aren’t you excited to know the roots of “…and may the odds be ever in your favor”, are you?


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