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 Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking #2)

The ask and the answer Auteur: Patrick Ness
Pagina’s: 519
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publicatie: Candlewick Press, augustus 2010
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

Reaching the end of their flight in The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive? (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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Review: A Monster Calls

HEX Auteur: Patrick Ness
Pagina’s: 216
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publicatie: Walker Books, februari 2012
Rating:
3,5 Eikels

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth. (beschrijving Goodreads.com)

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