Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Reads: A new series I am excited to start

After a really really long reading slump, I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I am almost done City of Glass, which I feel I started ages ago. But I am finally picking up the pace and have a ton of books waiting for me that I can't wait to read.

I discovered this series while looking through some of my recommendations on goodreads. I must admit that the title wasn't something I was drawn to at first. But after reading the synopsis, this series was placed on my "to be read" pile.

 The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Synopsis: 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.


 The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

Synopsis: 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?


Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Synopsis: As a world-ending war surges 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.

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1 Comments:

At October 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Raphael Temple said...

Thanks for showing me this series - soon as I can (done The Raven Boys) I'll get this one. Next on the list!
Maybe the winter months will bring our reading slumps to an end. How else can you enjoy the cold but with a mug of hot something and a book and a cozy blanket and a phone to text your friend IM DONE CHAPTER 7 U DONE YET OMG

 

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