A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (2011)

A Monster Calls

Everybody Fiction | Contemporary | Paranormal
5 stars
Blurb:

“The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.”
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Blog Tag | Three Days, Three Quotes | Day #3

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Thanks Cat for tagging me! You can visit her at her blog The Book Finch and read her own quote selections here!

I’d also like to give credit to Beth @Reading Every Night for making the lovely banner/tag image 🙂

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

DAY #3 – CHAOS WALKING trilogy by Patrick Ness

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (2015)

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Teen Fiction | Contemporary | Paranormal4 StarsBlurb:

“What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness (2008)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi Western5-starsBlurb:

“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?”
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Chaos Walking: Short Stories

I don’t normally bother reading those short stories/series accompaniments/extra stuff that authors put out. I don’t want them to have to rely on needing anything extra to round out their series. I like to be perfectly happy with the books themselves. Then if they really feel the need to kill time or the desire to give their readers a bit more then cool bananas (: Anyway, Ness’ Chaos Walking short stories were different.

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Monsters of Men

Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness (2010)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi5-starsBlurb:

“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 – Continue reading