Sunrise on the Reaping: new prequel to the Hunger Games saga announced

Sunrise on the Reaping: new prequel to the Hunger Games saga announced

Are you ready to return to the arena? Suzanne Collins and Scholastic have announced that 2025 will be the year a new prequel book to the Hunger Games saga will hit the shelves.

Sunrise on the Reaping will take fans back to a period that influenced the original trilogy: the novel will focus on one of the most important battles in Panem’s history, set during the Second Quarter Quell, the Hunger Games in style won by the young Haymitch Abernathy, who in the original trilogy is the mentor of the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen.

Here’s what we know about this Haymitch-centric Hunger Games novel coming in 2025.

On 18 March, fans will get a full account of the fifty Hunger Games. It will be one of the most important editions of the Games ever: the one in which Haymitch becomes a winner, but only in name. The new book will be set 24 years before the original novel (and four decades after ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes‘) and will begin in the same way: on the morning of the Games’ reaping.

“Suzanne Collins has done it again, bringing us back to the world of Panem to ask important questions about our world,” said Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade, in the book’s official announcement. “‘Sunrise on the Reaping’ is an extraordinary book, bringing new complexity, perspective, and revelations to a part of the Hunger Games story that readers longed to know more about.”

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