Warning: Do not read if you have lots to do because you will read this instead,
This review is from: The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking) (Paperback)Middle volumes of trilogies are tricky. Often, they flounder in the middle. Not so with The Ask and the Answer. I read this in one day, even though I was on holiday traveling about London. My aunt just visited me, and she also read it in less than two days, even though we were traveling about lochs all day. We both stayed up until far too late in the evening because this series is just that engaging. My aunt finished this yesterday and is currently flying home--and she took my copy of Monsters of Men because she couldn't bear to not know what happened next right away.
In the sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd and Viola are pitted against two rivaling parties in Haven--The Ask and the Answer. Todd is trapped with President Prentiss, the former mayor of Prentisstown, and Viola is with the rebels of Haven, led by the healer Mistress Coyle. Throughout the book, both sides do terrible things, and Viola and Todd have to discover how to best the adults and stop them from destroying everything and everyone.
These books are brutal. Horrific things happen on a regular basis. There is genocide, and murder, and betrayal, and manipulation. Two fundamentally good young adults are trying to decide, in the face of this, to discover what is right and wrong, and what should be done. In short, it's everything both young adults and adults love to read.
Read The Chaos Walking Trilogy. Just don't start a volume at midnight, because you might not sleep until dawn, and make sure you have the next at the ready.