Sunday, January 19, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

TITLE:  The Knife Of Never Letting Go
AUTHOR: Patrick Ness
GENRE: YA, Dystopian
SERIES: The Chaos Walking Trilogy
RATING: 5 out of 5 stars
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?


This book was so unbelievebly amazing. Believe me when I say that. 
Before starting to read it I had some expectations. Nothing too high nothing too low. People have been telling me that this is an awesome trilogy and that I should just read it. But boy, I did not expect it to be this good!
The beginning of the book, the first few chapters weren't that good. There was even time when I thought that I should maybe give up and start reading something else. Thank God I didn't listen to my mind. After the first 30 or so pages this book gets so good that you wouldn't even believe it. 
Patrick Ness is such a genius author. The way he writes, the way he expresses his thoughts is beyond great. His writing style is so original and different that anything else. 
I must say that this is I think the first book that made me emotional. Like, I almost teared up a bit. Why? Because of a certain death. The death of my favorite character. I'm trying not to spoil it for you, but damn it was so hard saying goodbye to him. I hate Todd for making the decision he made in that chapter.
This was the first YA book that I've read in a long time. Maybe six months or more. Thank God I made a come back like this. It is also the first book I read this year. Let's just hope that all the books I read this year are nearly as good as this one.



Becca Fowler (PivotBookReviews) said...

I just recently read this trilogy, and at first, I wasn't so sure about it. I think mainly because the writing style was so different and hard to get accustomed to, but I'm SO glad I stuck with it like you did. That certain death KILLED me. I hardly ever cry with books, but that death made me cry!!! I hated it! But the books were so good! I'm glad you kept reading this one!! I can't wait to see what you think of the next two!! Great review! :)

-Becca @Pivot Book Reviews

Anonymous said...

I've heard great things about this trilogy. If it's that awesome, I need to get a copy sooner!