Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

More-Than-ThisEdition: Paperback – Borrowed
Published by:
Candlewick Press, 22nd July 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

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?

From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time.


I feel like whatever I say in this review will be a spoiler. It is best to read this book knowing nothing, apart from the basic summary. I’ll try and keep this review brief and not reveal too much (hopefully). Continue reading “Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness”

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

2118745Edition: E-Book, 496 pages
Published by: Candlewick Press
Genre: Adventure, Action, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Rating: 3 stars

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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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernst Cline

021915_ReadyPlayerOne_CoverEdition: E-Book
Published: Cornerstone Digital (18 Aug. 2011)
Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: 3.5 feathers

“Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.”

Ready Player One is set in a futuristic 2044 where members of society are dependent on a virtual online world called the OASIS. Users create avatars to be whoever they want to be and live in this virtual world where they can go to school online, meet other avatars and hang out online. The creator of OASIS is called James Halliday who died and left a video message for the world to see. He set a challenge in the OASIS to whoever is able to discover the hidden Easter Egg would in turn, be awarded his entire fortune. Continue reading “Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernst Cline”