Daily Archives: August 8, 2012

Book Shorts: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Chaos Walking

Title:  The Knife of Never Letting Go – Chaos Walking: Book One

Author:  Patrick Ness

Summary:  Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

I started reading it because… A friend suggested it and the title was very catchy.

I kept reading because… The action is non-stop. The main character, Todd, is not even 13 yet, but he has to overcome insurmountable odds to survive . His talking dog, Manchee, almost steals the show. Like I said… the action is non-stop.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To:  Survive.

Six Word Recap:  Watch your noise or you die.

This book reminded me of… nothing I’ve ever read really.  A bit like Ship Breaker in that it is set in a dystopic future and Todd is trying to escape a dark world and the violent men who are after him.

More info:  There are two sequels to this title.  You can also visit Patrick’s blog here.