This literary quest.

Read the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness!

READ IT NOW! If you loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins like I did and you’re still desperately seeking a young adult dystopian series to fill the gaping literary hole in your heart after reading Mockingjay, then I am urging you to read this! The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book in the trilogy, and once I started it took me only three days to read all three novels. 

Todd Hewitt is alone in a world of men. He’s the youngest boy in Prentisstown, a settlement of only 150 occupants nearing its demise because all of the woman were killed off years ago, supposedly by the native “germ” that now causes every man’s most private thoughts to be broadcasted aloud in their “noise”.

One day, while picking apples for his adoptive father, Todd discovers a silence in the swamps outlining Prentisstown. A silence which he discovers to be a girl, alive and completely unaffected by the germ he believes to have killed his own mother. Once he finds her he is forced to flee from an army that he never knew was being formed, fighting a war that he never imagined he would be crucial to, against opponents he was deceived into believing no longer existed.

Not to mention the growing connection between Todd and the first girl he’s ever met, who he’s willing to risk all of New World to keep safe.

The next two books in the series are The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men. There is also a free prequel short story called The New World which I haven’t read yet, but I sure will.

Posted on January 23rd, 2011
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