Book Reviews feat. Patrick Ness
After a couple of uncreative months, I decided to put books on the backburner and focus on some fun creative projects during the month of March. As a result, I have only read one book this month. Shock horror!
I'm currently staying with my Grandma in the South East so I'm indulging in lots of food, tea time quiz shows and itv3. It's truly glorious! Although, I'm definitely looking forward to getting home, being bookish and hanging out with my family properly. Let me know what you're currently reading in the comments below and I'll have a gander.
- check out my tbr jar postmonsters of men by patrick ness (2010)
DATE FINISHED: 16/03/14 | ISBN: 1406344486| PAGES: 643
I won't share a synopsis because it's the third book in the trilogy so I don't want to give away SPOILERS!
Patrick Ness is the king of YA, in my humble opinion.
I consumed the Chaos Walking trilogy like no man's business even though I'm not a seasoned reader of YA literature. I thought The Knife of Never Letting Go was absolutely fantastic and I pretty much sailed through The Ask and the Answer so I had high expectations for the final book. Despite being a meaty tome, Monsters of Men had me hooked. It was so nice to return to New Prentisstown, albeit a little bittersweet because I really didn't want this series to end! Ness has a serious talent when it comes to writing complex characters and creating flawless pacing! I also really enjoyed the addition of the third perspective, which was both refreshing and horrifying because it was pretty much used to illustrate the horrific realities of war.
I was seriously satisfied with this book. I put it down and sat very quietly for about half an hour because there was so much to process. I miss all of the characters already, it's a little ridiculous! And yes, Patrick made me cry yet again. If you like action-packed YA adventures, you should definitely read this series. Ness at his best...well alongside A Monster Calls, of course, because that's beautiful too!
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