Ruby Dixon has a lot of books released and a good majority of them are connected. Now, I haven’t read a good majority of these (all the Risdaverse books) as they just didn’t interest me at the time. But some of those characters do make appearances in the rest of the universe. This universe is expanding with another spin-off series for the Ice Planet, Not-Hoth, and more books in the Corsairs series, so I’m sure it’s going to be more back and forth. But as of November 2023 here is how the books connect as far as the timeline goes.
Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to The Hunger Games that follows Coriolanus Snow during the tenth annual Hunger Games. When I was in high school, I loved the trilogy series, not as much as Twilight, but it was a close second. So, coming into the novel, I knew there would be no redemption for Snow. How could there be when he’s a tyrant 64 years later? No, this was the prelude to it. And I spent virtually the whole book hunting for comparisons between the prequel and the original trilogy. It was an interesting book, albeit it took me over a month to finish.
Another month has passed, so let’s take a look back at the books I read in October. This month, I also completed my GoodReads reading goal of 100 novels for 2023. Will I quit reading for the rest of the year? No. I’m going to continue pushing past that target because it was only a guess when I set it.