HimIn addition there are the same plot holes as in the first book I still don t nderstand the specialness of Todd there is still a lot of build The Gi War Against Japan up and allusions to various secrets that endp being not that interesting or importantI have to give Ness some credit for skillfully creating an atmosphere of Things Mother Used to Make urgency in his books and showing that nobody is truly innocent in war butnfortunately this just isn t enough for me Gray shades are great in theory but I would like to see some clearer morality in my books especially in the books written for young adults I find that at this point the only side I would want to succeed in the story is Spackle Not sure if Ness meant it this way thoughReading challenge 1 N This trilogy is so freaking brutal I m just sitting here trying to convince my heart to keep on I am so stressed Read books they said It ll be fun they said Well I am so stressed I really love that this had no sniff of seuel blues though despite beingya know blue as a book itself I do think it was a bit long and the tedium of Viola s and Todd s separate work situations could ve been faster but other wise WOW I M OBSESSEDTHINGS IN PARTICULARLY I LOVE never going to get over the Ghost of a Hanged Man uniue formatting and how great it is Todd is a precious soft son and I love him so much also have decided Todd AND Viola are Hufflepuffs fite me but I will not be changed I was surprised Viola was narrating in this one but it was perfect and i loved her perspective plus her voice vs Todd s was really different which was great Todd s raw emotion was just seeping onto every page and as much as I nearly hated him for things he did I love him sobbing honestly the plot my feels didn t want to be together anyway i love how it contrasted two teams of war and how everyone sucks lowkey think the moral of this series is men suck character development was A and I hurtI loved the whole plottrope of Viola and Todd being separated and so close yet so far It s enough to drive anyoneP THE WALL which is where I live now Hello from Fantasy Faerie Erotica Collection - 8 Sexy Gay Stories of Romantic Vampires, Faeries, and Other Magical Lovers up here I am cross but also desperate to know what happens next And there was so much emotion for both of them because they re kind of each other s life rafts even when they re apartThere is a lot of cloak and shadow war going on in this one And I felt it was an interesting exploration of how tyrants often wheedle their people into believing they re doing the right thing This whole series is basically a dissection of power and control over yourself and others and it s SO interesting Like not only do I love the characters and the plot I adore the psychological aspect toTODD AND VIOLA LET ME CRYI pretty much adore Todd the most but I think that s because we spent all of book 1 solely in his head 3 But this book is about breaking and lies and twisting the knife into my heart So I just ached for Todd view spoilerSeeing him in shutdown mode after the spackle died SO SO HURT He s so depressed and so cut off and just ajfdkslad And how he couldn t believe Viola came back to save him Todddddd you re poor smol son hide spoiler This was an alright seuel I didn t love the plot but the ending has left me very curious to see how the trilogy ends I hope there is lots action and intensity in the final installment Objectively this whole series so far has been fabulously written Really really skilled authorObjectively the book deserves five starsBut I m only human and subjectively I wanted to rip this book apart and then burn the shreds because it both makes me furious and scares me to death Chaos Walking is the kind of story where every character is evil and corrup okay so i loved the knife of never letting go but this one was somehow even betteroh jeez i am afraid i am just going to write a gushing fangirl review here does anyone mindi will try to avoid saying anything too specific because this book is such a gem i want everyone to sort of discover its folds and depths for themselvesbecause there is a great deal of depthp in herethe action of this book takes place after a colossal thing happens which separates viola and todd and this book is a split narrative between the two of them as they are pursuing their individual paths to selfhood Mental Math: Tricks To Become A Human Calculator (For Speed Math, Math Tricks, Vedic Math Enthusiasts GMAT, GRE, SAT Students) (Volume 1) under extreme duress andncertaintyvague rightbut it is so well handled ness can actually write viola and todd sound like two different characters and fully developed characters with insights and psychologies all their own at that and i love them both so much fangirl sueee the scope of the book has widened the first book starts out as a sort of smalltown pastoral with creepy dark religiouscultish overtones while this one expands to re emphasize the earlier themes of colonialism and clannishness but to build Nyx upon those themes with the politics of war and love and betrayal and sacrifice oh the sacrifices and helplessness and growth and trust and just all of it all leadingp to the most amazing cliffhanger of tolkien esue proportionsit made my head go aaaahhhhhhthe best moments in these books are the small revelations the tiny realizations not even the big game changing events although those are phenomenal but as viola and todd are separatel. 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.
So who are you then Todd Hewitt He says What makes you so special Now that I think is a very good asking What a crazy ending I enjoyed this one a lot than the first I was invested in Todd and Viola s characters and accustomed to the writing style so I could fully focus on the story Yay for second booksSo Todd and Viola found their way to Haven only to discover it was not the safe land they were hoping for Pitted back against Todd s old nemesis Mayor Prentiss Todd and Viola become separated each on either side of an ongoing war One between the people of Haven calling themselves the Ask and those having escaped Haven and fighting against those in power The AnswerThis book was full of chilling scenes including the torture of civilians namely women Some of the themes were extremely powerful sexism violence terrorism to name a few The Noise is still rife in this book yet Mayor Prentiss has chosen to provide the cure to some of his chosen favourites I m intrigued to see where Ness will go with the final book This series seems to redefine genre with elements of Sci Fi Fantasy Dystopia and maybe even horrorThe ending was mad view spoiler I can t get over the arrival of a Spackle army they are such weird creatures I still don t fully Blanco nocturno understand them hide spoiler What would you choose if you had the faith of someone you love in your hands Would you betray your beliefsI must confess that the only honest answer I can give you is Of course I d be so proud if I was able to say that I d do the right thing whatever it takes and I want to think I d do it Really Of course there are situations where what to do is obvious because one of the possibilities istterly bad But sometimes sometimes there s no such thing as a right choice The Ask and the Answer is supposed to be a children s book Yes for sure it is I mean that seems crystal clear huh The main characters are young aren t they Yes But still Is it enough to tell Really Because this book It actually made me think than most of those I ve read for years And I read a lot The Ask and the Answer gives rise to ethical reflection and disturbs Jake Millers Wheel us What is it that makes you a good person Is there a boundary line Where is it I m asking where is it Is it what you do What you think What you allow others to do WHERE Blur And they seem tonnerstand That s the thing They nnerstand way than a sheep would Make no mistakes I hated Mayor Prentiss President Prentiss something fierce I really did from the beginning Then I never liked a lot this Mistress Coyle either But these choices our characters must face They re difficult Harshblush Can I say it I only wanted for Todd and Viola to be safe To be together To be happy Yes I can be idealist that way And maybe it makes me a coward maybe it makes me weak but There was a moment I was just thinking one damn thing Run Fuck em all and run shut p But of course it d be selfish Of course life isn t so simple And of course the story would be over and way less interesting I may be a romantic but not that dumb I know that But still I m just saying I thought about it Fortunately for Simpsons Comics us readers who want to be moved but oh my god that s so harsh Fortunately fors Todd and Viola are amazing characters and oh so stronger than meI ll let you know something This book is a gem a real one but that was painful Cuz she s out there somewhere please be out there somewhere please be okay please I ve said my heart ached for Todd in The Knife of Never Letting Go Scratch that It just broke in this one All over again I sure can t say that I agreed with all the choices he made It d be far from the true some of his actions are really nforgivable view spoilerone word 1017 hide spoiler I won t lie I am really disappointed in and exhausted by this novel The Ask and the Answer is very little like the first book in the trilogy The Knife of Never Letting Go If the first one is a fast paced chase kind of story which keeps you hooked by gradual revelation of the New World s mysteries of Noise Haven Viola s origin etc this book is basically an account of a civil war between Mayor Prentiss s army and the resistance called here the Answer The book raises various issues of genocide war ethics torture and holding onto one s identity nder pressure All issues are interesting but I find myself surprisingly Discovering Your Heart with the Flag Page uninterested in them mainly because in this book I am strangely detached from Todd and Viola In these tough circumstances they are nothing than naive petulant childrensed as pawns in various evil plans They are described as so strongly attached that they are willing to do almost anything for one another and yet they are so easily led to mistrust each otherThis mistrust constantly gets them and people around them in trouble it s painful to read I think pretty much in this book you simply can t find even one likable person Todd is the one I dislike the most at this point No matter how hard the author tries to make s believe that Todd still holds on to his innocence and thus is better than everybody else it s pretty hard to swallow when you know what Todd has done for no good reason other than his dear girlfriend left. Part two of the literary sci fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard and secrets are never safe 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.
Y coached nder Confident Conversation uestionable authority figures which are shaping their character but still managing to retain their individual sparks that make them such strong characters and while trying so hard just to get back to each other the tiny reveals that pepper this story as they bildungs their roman are genuinely surprising and so devastating shiverybecause they spend most of this novel apart this becomes a novel about faith faith in the beloved other because while technically not a YA romance because there isn t any kissing it has the perfect shape to become one the first book is spent fighting together towards a common goal learning each others strengths and weaknesses making sacrifices sob to protect the Other comforting each other and never letting the other lose hope or givepit is a perfect foundationthis chapter has them apart developing their own personal codes in the middle of this new situation and creating a sort of armor around themselves to protect themselves from outside influence to keep the faith in the other safe Lettice the Flower Girl until they can be together again which adds the layer of independence so fundamental to a successful romance none of this twilight self sacrifice twaddleit s just gorgeous i hate the things that happen to todd throughout as he struggles to balance his humanity while givingp portions of it just to stay alive and although viola s situation seems less dangerous on the surface it is only adroitly manipulated and so her More to Love (A Perfect Fit, ultimate realizationbetrayal is even powerful for itaaahhhhhthere is too much in this book and it is all in my hearti am trying to read the third book really slowly so i never have to leave this worldthere are probablyseful reviews out there this is just be babbling don t let me slow you down on your path to this book go nowcome to my blog This stunning seuel to The Knife Of Never Letting Go manages to measure Slade (Walk of Shame, up to its predecessor in a way I never thought possible After reading the first book I felt sure that Ness would be incapable of delivering something eually brilliant But he didThis is an even important book than part one though admittedly notite as fast paced It deals with feminism terrorism war and genocide The alternating narrative works well and develops the reader s bond with the character of Viola For me it was an even darker novel than the first book with Ness sparing no details on the violence and torture Sexual X-Perimentation (Cyborg Gigolos, undergone by those suspected of being members of the AnswerIt s a very shocking story and itestions what makes a person good and whether an individual is solely responsible for their actions or if society and social factors can be blamed Ness openly tackles the possibility of redemption in the most dire cases and he carefully blurs the lines between hero and villain Is it okay to sacrifice one innocent person for the greater good How about a thousand Is terrorism a crime or a fight for freedom The answers you think you have now may not be so easily applied when reading the book It may make you Better Lucky Than Dead (Chance Lee, uestion all that you ve ever believed inBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube It s 45 stars Not perfect 5 stars because the first part was a little slow and boring for me but THEN the final chapters were so awesome and full of twists and turns and This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription In this world of numbness and information overload the ability to feel my boy is a rare gift indeed Yay I was exactly the 60000th thousand person to rate thisI guess you know the drill by this point Isually compare the second book in a series with the first and see what improved and what didn t I didn t know what to expect after the ending of book 1 so my Ask was if I will enjoy this as much and the Answer is apparently yes it was a very good book The writing is as good as book 1 These books are large 500 650 Pages but the good news is that they feel like 300 400 pages instead Patrick s writing is easy to follow full of suspense and can be poetic at the same time We are the choices we make And have to make We aren t anything else The Pacing in book 1 was faster which is always a plus for me the pace here is slower but not too slow so it is still enjoyable There weren t many new characters but the characters we know developed and I expected the change in some characters which was awesome and devil Every one were talking about the plot twists in this book I saw most of them before they happened and specially at the ending I was like what if this and that happened that would be terrific and guess what It did happen I liked how this was much darker than book 1 and some of the scenes were graphic so beware I don t think it is a suitable book for younger children I discovered lately that I really love darker reads just because they are realistic the real world is not sunshine and flowers The world also expanded and I think we are getting of it in the next book Summary The Ask and the Answer was as almost as good as book 1 if you liked book 1 then the series is definitely worth continuing It was slower paced darker and twisted The story is balanced and I can t wait to know how it end. 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.
Patrick Ness an award winning novelist has written for England’s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian He has written many books including the Chaos Walking Trilogy The Crash of Hennington Topics About Which I Know Nothing and A Monster Calls He has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the C