A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls Description:

An unflinching darkly funny and deeply moving story of a boy his seriously ill mother and an unexpected monstrous visitor br br At seven minutes past midnight thirteen year old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window But it isn t the monster Conor s been expecting he s been expecting the one from his nightmare the nightmare he s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments The monster in his backyard is different It s ancient And wild And it wants something from Conor Something terrible and dangerous It wants the truth From the final idea of award winning author Siobhan Dowd whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief loss and monsters both real and imagined

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) Description:

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 br br b But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought b

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2) Description:

We were in the square in the square where I d run holding her carrying her telling her to stay alive stay alive till we got safe till we got to Haven so I could save her But there weren t no safety no safety at all there was just him and his men br br Fleeing before a relentless army Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy Mayor Prentiss Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor s new order But what secrets are hiding just outside of town And where is Viola Is she even still alive And who are the mysterious Answer And then one day the bombs begin to explode br br i The Ask and the Answer i is a tense shocking and deeply moving novel of resistance under the most extreme pressure This is the second title in the Chaos Walking trilogy

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)

Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3) Description:

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 br br a href https www goodreads com book show monsters of men rel nofollow Alternate Cover Edition a

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here Description:

What if you aren t the Chosen One br br 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 br br What if you re like Mikey Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school Again br br Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life br br Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

More Than This

More Than This Description:

A boy drowns desperate and alone in his final moments He dies br br Then he wakes naked and bruised and thirsty but alive br br How can this be And what is this strange deserted place br br As he struggles to understand what is happening the boy dares to hope Might this not be the end Might there be more to this life or perhaps this afterlife br br From multi award winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5)

The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5) Description:

In this dramatic prequel to the award winning Chaos Walking Trilogy author Patrick Ness gives us a short story of Viola s journey to the New World

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Crane Wife

The Crane Wife Description:

The extraordinary happens every day br br One night George Duncan decent man a good man is woken by a noise in his garden Impossibly a great white crane has tumbled to earth shot through its wing by an arrow Unexpectedly moved George helps the bird and from the moment he watches it fly off his life is transformed br br The next day a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George s shop Suddenly a new world opens up for George and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story br br Wise romantic magical and funny The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

Release

Release Description:

Inspired by i Mrs Dalloway i and Judy Blume s i Forever i Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn It s a big day Things go wrong It s intense and all the while weirdness approaches br br Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling difficult day of his life with relationships fracturing a harrowing incident at work and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything It s a day of confrontation running sex love heartbreak and maybe just maybe hope He won t come out of it unchanged And all the while lurking at the edges of the story something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

Chaos Walking: A Trilogy

Chaos Walking: A Trilogy Description:

Contains br br The Knife of Never Letting Go br The Ask and the Answer br Monsters of Men

Rating: 3.31 out of 5