Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (2010)
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi
“War,” says the Mayor. “At last.” Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge – the electrifying finale to the award-winning “Chaos Walking” trilogy, Monsters of Men is a heart-stopping novel about power, survival, and the devastating realities of war.”
pooled ink Review:
This book went by so fast, it was incredible! I can’t even handle how amazing it is and how perfect the ending was for the series. Everything was kept realistic, dramatic, and when all hope was lost and I’m sitting in my cabin trying to hush my shouts and ugly crying so as not to wake up my fellow campers, Patrick Ness pricks the bleakness and gives us a tiny ray of hope. A tiny ray of hope that I immediately cling onto with all I have!
I highly recommend this book for ages newborn and older because it is practically flawless. The writing style, diction, grammar, plot, subplots, mood, tone, character development, exposition, rising and falling and climax, and “resolution.” It’s all there, it’s all insanely well done, it all deserves a heartfelt round of applause.
Thank you Patrick Ness for a fantastic trilogy which I look forward to re-reading soon (because all the best books can be re-read without losing any of the energy, surprise, or emotion) and thank you Dillon Tillman for being persistent in your quest to make me read these books.
The Chaos Walking Trilogy takes you on an incredible journey that you are highly unlikely to ever forget and does not let down its readers with its shocking ending.
Posted on Goodreads on May 15, 2014
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