Review: Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3)

Monsters of men Auteur: Patrick Ness
Pagina’s: 602
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publicatie: Candlewick Press, mei 2010
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale. (Beschrijving Goodreads.com)

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Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)

The Knife of never letting go Auteur: Patrick Ness
Pagina’s: 479
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publicatie: Candlewick Press, juli 2009
Rating:
4 Eikels

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is. (Beschrijving Goodreads.com)

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