It all starts with a super captivatingly beautiful cover. Like So >>>>>>>>>>>
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I know they're super similar, but the one on the left is what the copy I read looked like and the one on the right is subtly different, but also weirdly gorgeous.
I seem to have forgotten how to start blog posts....
Once upon a time there was a girl named Mara and she was friends with Ashleigh and they loaned each other books all the time. So one time they were meeting up and were asking which books the other one wanted to borrow.... Mara asked for The Maze Runner and The Knife of Never Letting Go. She decided to read The Maze Runner first and after that was a total disappointment she had doubts whether she actually wanted to read the next one (referred to from now on as TKONLG), but Ashleigh assured her that TKONLG was 10 thousand times better, so she trusted her friend and ate her way through the book only to find that it ended in a cliff-hanger and she desperately needed the next two books in the trilogy.
Thus they embark on a crazy adventure to escape the people that want them dead and to uncover the secrets of why people want them dead and why all the women in Prentisstown are dead and so on.
This book is a roller coaster of emotions. It starts out quite humourously and maintains a spot of humour throughout, but the action and tense scenes are so superbly written because Patrick Ness separates his paragraphs so you're forced-
to read the way it was-
It also means that a lot of the time I had to physically cover the parts of the page to keep myself from spoiling the next paragraph (because your eyes are always drawn to those short, one sentence, paragraphs which are almost always spoilers.
This book revolved around the relationship between Viola and Todd and I totally shipped them, not at first, but after they started trusting eachother. But both characters were beautifully written, broken and flawed.
The idea behind this book was beautifully original and at one point I figured out (genius that I am) that it was kind of like a social commentary on how complicated women are. Because women don't have the Noise, only men, the men never know what the women are thinking, but the women always know what the men are thinking. Interesting, hey?
I highly recommend this book. It's a fabulous, intriguing read and suitable for most age-groups. NOW I JUST NEED THE REST OF THE TRILOGY!!! *cough ASHLEIGH *cough.