The rumours are true! A decade after The Hunger Games trilogy came to an end, a prequel by best-selling author Suzanne Collins is on it’s way. We have a name, a book cover and a release date everyone. The prequel will be called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and will be released on 19 May 2020 by Scholastic. The cover was revealed for the first time on Good Morning America and features the gold mockingjay with a snake wrapped around it, with a background of green and black circles.