Thursday, May 17, 2012

Review: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

""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."

Title: Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3)
Author: Patrick Ness
Release Date: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 608, Hardcover (read: Library Hardcover)

I felt everything.

Like, you guys don't even understand. I know that I will be thinking about this one for a long, long time. This is like the one and only time a book has ever affected me this much. Emotionally.

I felt everything: fear, hope, faith, happiness, confusion, doubtfulness, and just EVERYTHING in between.
I know my review won't do this book justice, because I simply. Have. No. Words.

You will have to read it for yourself. It's so emotionally powerful and MIND blowing and ugh, Patrick Ness, who ARE you? What have you done to me? This THING that I don't think I've ever felt before.
Just, goodness. I can't even begin.

And can we talk about that ending? PERFECT.

I nearly died because it was so incredibly perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better ending.

This is a fairly short review, but these thoughts basically sum up all of my thoughts. Monsters of Men is simply, truly, breathtakingly-- sensational. 


  1. I haven't really written a review for this book. I don't think I can, either. SO GOOD. Especially since I went into the series with barely any expectations and it just blew me away.

    The ending oh my god <33333

  2. AH I know right? My review wasn't really a formal one, because it was just SO HARD. I know, the ending. <3