Patrick Ness is a brilliant author, and I love his work. Obviously, Chaos Walking is my favourite series and I’ll give you some reasons why yo.
-In most novels I’ve read, the characters don’t seem real. They have this glossy coat to them, so they seem almost plastic and unrelatable. However, in Chaos Walking the characters have emotions and they feel like real people. Take Mayor Prentiss for example; he was a dick, but he still had feelings and emotions just like everyone else. Most antagonists seem robotic and surreal, but what made the Mayor more terrifying for me was how human he really was.
-Patrick Ness made an amazing love story, but it wasn’t focused on the romance. He develops the relationship between Viola and Todd, showing every small detail. To begin with they hated each other, and were only together to survive. As you proceed through the books, you as the reader feel the special bond they have developed over the time spent together. And whenever Todd says “Viola?” my heart tears in two omg.
-The series covers many issues related to war, power, terrorism, sexist society, misogyny and all kinds of good stuff! It also can apply to everyday life, and is almost used as a social construct to show what will happen if we don’t change our ways and I love that ah.
Do other Chaos Walking fans remember when the tag was full of memes, and heartfelt ramblings, and discussions, and incredible artwork, and character analysis’s, and miss it?
Because I know I do when I look at it and just see photos of Tom Holland. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really happy for the hype of the film because I can’t wait until more people read the books and fall in love with the brilliant storytelling and characterisation, but I feel like the old fandom of dedicated book readers has been replaced by Holland’s fans who don’t seem to show any interest in the series at all. Yet.
Maybe this will change over time, or maybe it won’t but I just wanted to get this out because it’s been bothering me for a while now. Thanks for reading.
Summary: The reader has big plans to spend a month in Montreal with her boyfriend. The problem? He breaks up with her just as her flight is leaving. Now she’s going to be stuck in an unfamiliar city for a month with no place to stay. That is, until an unexpected hero offers her a solution.
I love him so much and I have never enjoyed a series as much as The Chaos Walking books but I just found out that the short story Snowscape came out three years after Monsters Of Men did and I’m sorry but that is not allowed what the fuck.
All of you who have read this series know what I mean
1. Best book you’ve read so far this year? The knife of never letting go by Patrick Ness
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far this year? Traitor to the throne (Rebel of the sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to new release? That would be Release by Patrick Ness. And We are okay by Nina LaCour. Both 14€ for the eBook right now = NO
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year Maggie Stiefwater All the crooked saints, John Green Turtles all the way down, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo and Sara Kipin, how good do you think the odds are that Schwab’s Vengeful will be out soon? Not very… I just like to fool myself
5. Biggest disappointment There haven’t been any this year
6. biggest surprise I wasn’t expecting to like Chaos Walking that much
7. Favorite new author new to me – Nina LaCour
8. Newest fictional crush don’t have one
9. Newest favorite character Manchee from The Knife of Never Letting Go. “Poo, Todd.” How can you not like that?
10. Book that made you cry The Chaos Walking series was the closest
11. Book that made you happy I’m stealing your answer, Lizzie. It’s coincidentally the same - You Know me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
12. Most beautiful book you’ve acquired this year A conjuring of light by V.E. Schwab
13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I mean, with the likely approaching cancellation of class, can I put forward the suggestion of fandom migrating to Chaos Walking? It’s a book series by Patrick ness and doesn’t have anything to do with dr who BUT does take place on an alien planet and it’s a really good but underrated book series. The first one is callled the knife of never letting go and also they’re making a film of it that begins production this summer
“…I think how hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it’s dangerous, too, that it’s painful and risky, that it’s making a dare to the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?”