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The Final installment,
This review is from: Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking) (Paperback)
The final book in this trilogy by Patrick Ness was a page-turner. As an English teacher, I like to try and keep up with the books my pupils are reading and this has certainly been a clear favourite this year with young adults.
I do like it, the characters are interesting, I like the fact they are flawed, it makes them much more believable and human. I like the world Patrick Ness has created and I do generally like his style. However, jumping narration to the different characters did become tedious at times, when I had previously liked this. I had a feeling sometimes that I just wanted him to get on with the story, it was clear where it was going and there were only so many times I could hear about another Spackle war...
I also continually had a nagging thought in the back of my mind, I missed one of the best characters who was only in the first book. I won't say who in case you haven't read it, but if you have you probably know who I am talking about. I think it was a real shame to not have the most engaging of the characters past book one.
Although good, I do feel that there are more inventive and creative fantasy trilogies out there for Young adults and that this was spaced out too much. I would have liked this condensed into just one book.
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Initial post: 26 Feb 2012 16:22:24 GMT
I know who you mean. I missed his presence hugely, too. I think Ness tried to fill the obvious void with Acorn and Angharrad, which did work to an extent.
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