Author: Patrick Ness

ARC Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

ARC Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Oh man. Ever since my first encounter with Patrick Ness, I’ve known I can count on him to deliver smart, original, and compassionate diverse books. But this one basically took it to a whole new level. The Rest of Us Just Live Here made me laugh, sigh, and put tears in my eyes. Whether you’re a contemporary or fantasy reader, this one is not to be missed. First point of awesomeness: this concept. Ness strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and contemporary. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is set in our world, but magic, paranormal creatures, and chosen ones (referred to as “indie […]

Posted September 18, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This was introduced to me as being a dystopia. As I started reading, I was puzzled. It wasn’t a dystopia until past halfway into the book. All along the way I was asking myself, “Well then, how would you describe it?” I couldn’t answer my own question. Because More Than This is precisely that unique. There’s no other book like it. And that alone makes it a book worth reading. From the first page, More Than This draws you in. Seth drowns and then… wakes up. All alone in an abandoned world. The beginning is a bit slow, because through flashbacks, you gradually […]

Posted November 29, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

*sigh* The hype machine strikes again. I don’t know what it was this time, but… nope. Judging by all the four and five star ratings from my friends on Goodreads, I was kind of expecting my mind to be blown. I was told I would need tissues. Instead, I reached the last page and just had a blank stare, questioning, “Was that it? Really?”To be fair, I’ll never regret having purchased this book in hardcover because damn if the book itself isn’t a work of art. The illustrations, done by Jim Kay, are absolutely amazing. So if you were thinking of buying this on an […]

Posted October 14, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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