This is such a completely original and unique idea that it's practically impossible not to like the plot or the characters.
It tells the story of Todd, who is almost a "man" (ie. thirteen) in his home in Prentisstown. And as he's just a month away from becoming one, he comes across an area of complete silence in the Noise, which is impossible.
Noise is the thoughts of everyone in the town, the thoughts that everyone else can hear. And it's everywhere. So once the Mayor finds out Todd knows about this area of silence, he sets the entire town after him.
So Todd, with only his dog Manchee as company and a book from his dads, flees from Prentisstown. To explore the rest of New World. And what he finds is only what the stories he'd been told as a kid were about...
Viola and Todd were great protagonists who worked so well together, despite the fact that they'd only just met. This is a credit to Ness, as it shows just how marvellous his writing skill is. How he's capable of making two characters have two different lives before meeting and yet fitting together like they're pieces of a puzzle.
Bravo, to be really honest. I just can't wait to read the sequel - it's in my hands right now!!
Oh good God I would happily shout of my adoration of this book from a rooftop. This is one that I'd recommend to anyone of any age, young or old!
I decided to reread this because I loved it so much the first time and after reading a quote from it on GoodReads, it just totally made me want to read it again.
Such a beautiful, poignant, lyrical, musical, beautiful story and the way Nelson inconporates love and loss into her characters is breathtakingly admirable.
I envy her because she's so marvellously talented and love her at the same time for writing this book.
Honestly from everyone I know that have read both of Nelson's books, they've all said that their favourite is I'll Give you the Sun.
But I have to disagree. This is my favourite for sure. 5 out of 5 stars, definitely. And I'm going to end this review with my favourite quote from the book...
"My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”
Jandy Nelson, you are my queen and I cannot actually wait for Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise !!!!!
I recently joined a teenage bookclub and this was the assigned book for the month!
Once I got stuck into this, I raced through it.
A magical story, full of humour, romance and fun. I don't really think the plot is one that I have to recount, as everyone knows the story of a childhood classic of Peter Pan - from Wendy Darling to Captain Hook to the Lost Boys and Neverland!
So I'm fresh off the block here after finishing this book, and frankly, I adored it.
I thought that although it was a short read that I wished had have been longer, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I thought it was a very simplistic yet interesting plot. Nollaig, the main protaganist, finds herself pregnant and wanting to escape her alcholic dad, seeks refuge in a crypt in a chapel.
Her best friend Stephen, who has just been dumped by his boyfriend, goes there and helps her by bringing her food until she turns sixteen and she'll be allowed to keep her baby. But the vicar soon catches them and threatens to turn them in. However, not before Nollaig and Stephen discover one of his secrets and use it against him.
I love characters in this book. I thoight they were funny and friendly and relatable.
Wow. So I actualy really did like Red Queen, the first book in this series. So I was excited to read the sequel, but unfortuantely I was left sourly disappointed. The plot of the book dragged on for the entire novel and it was just so boring. I felt like none of the characters were developed any further, despite the fact we spent more time with Cal, Kilorn and Farley.
I was really sad about this book because it took me a while to force myself through it. I'll be reading the third book King's Cage to give it a chance, but I don't think I'll be in any rush to get/read it.
This is a pretty short review for this book but to be fair, I didn't like any apsect of it to be honest.
So anybody who knows me will know how much I adore the Shadowhunter chronicles and how much I worship Cassie.
So, of course, I was more than happy to get my hands on a massive copy of Tales.
And I was certainly not left disappointed!! It was so good. It actually made me like Simon as a character and appreciate him more. As I read The Mortal Instruments, I didn't particularly like Simon as a character as I found him a bit annoying to be fair, nor did I really care of his relationship with Izzy.
But after Tales, after ten amazing stores (including one Malec-centred one!! AKA. the one I read that caused me to nearly die with happiness), I've come to love Simon and come to shipSizzy so so much!!
I cannot wait for Lord of Shadows! I am too excited!!!
5 out of 5 stars, like any other Cassie book I've ever read.