Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chaos Walking Trilogy

This is a trilogy by Patrick Ness that I have started reading. I'm about half way through the second book. It's a science-fictiony type of series and it's original and interesting. It is written for young adults, so it's an easy read.

It's about a society that lives on New World as opposed to Old World. Settlers left Old World to start a new life on New World and when they arrive there are things they didn't expect. One of which is something they call Noise. The story begins in Prentisstown - a town populated by only men and named after Mayor Prentiss - following a young boy named Todd who is about to become a man by turning 13 in a few weeks. The Noise refers to the fact that all the men can hear each others' thoughts so there are no secrets among them. Or are there?

I really liked the first book, and the second is just as good. I just got the third one from the library last night so I will definitely read that when I'm done with two. The characters are well developed and lovable. The plot is intriguing and unpredictable, which is important to me. Some warning is required before reading it. It is action packed, so there is some violence and just a bit of language.


Erin said...

That's an interesting idea, about the group thinking. Werewolfy, even? But this sounds good. I'm actually re-reading the Hunger Games books right now and I forgot how much I like this kind of genre. This sounds somewhat similar to me.

Shelly said...

Also friends, I invited my mom (Jo), sister (Melissa or Missy) and a friend (Steph) to join this blog of books. They are good ones.

Shelly said...

And another friend Megan.

kate said...

I just read Teen Whiz's book "Divergent" that she wrote about on here and really liked it and this one sounds semi-similar (genre anyway). I'll have to check it out.

And good job adding more folks to the blog.