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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