Book Review: Chaos Walking #2: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

RATING: StarStarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Dystopia

(Chaos Walking #2)

Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss.

Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s new order.

But what secrets are hiding just outside of town?
And where is Viola? Is she even still alive?
And who are the mysterious Answer?

And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode…

Literary Awards: Costa Book Award for Children’s Book (2009), Booklist Top Ten Science Fiction/Fantasy Novels for Youth (2010)

Book 1: The Knife of Never Letting Go review



Okay. So I should know by now that reading this awesome series will take a looooot of patience on my side. Because The Ask and the Answer simply won’t stop pestering me with its mystery, intrigue, and otherworld-liness (is that a word?). But what a blast it was when I reach the final chapter! Mr. Ness? you are one mischievious and twisted author. Oh yes, you are. =) 

Reaching the first half of the book, I didn’t like where the story was heading. It was like Todd and Viola are being separated by circumstances (if not fate). It has that “star-crossed lovers” effect i that i could do without (minus the romance part). The push and pull whether to trust each other or not is annoying but it is necessary to build the climax in the end.

And what a wickedly brilliant ending! Stupefying, to say the least. I love Todd and Viola even more. and surprisingly, my heart broke for Davy Prentiss. Yes, you read that right. Davy. *almost in tears*

I will try to recover first before plunging into the final book, Monsters of Men. and I am so anticipating what Patrick Ness has in store for me. *squeals*


One thought on “Book Review: Chaos Walking #2: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

  1. Pingback: Book Review: Chaos Walking #3: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness « reading is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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