Ask and the Answer (Reissue with bonus short story): Chaos Walking: Book Two, The

Patrick Ness
"Grim and beautifully written. . . . Superb. . . . This is among the best YA science fiction novels of the year." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Reviewed: 2021-02-05
I'd give this book 3.5 stars, but not quite 4. It's better than the first book. Many of the central characters have been given more depth, which is something that was severely lacking. They are coming off more as real people now rather than just caricatures of good guys and bad guys.

Side note, I don't know if it's coincidental or if Ness is a friend of Suzanne Collins, but it was very weird reading about the male antagonist leader being defied by a female leader of the resistance who may or may not be just as bad, if not worse, than the male leader.

This book ends on a huge cliffhanger, and I'm definitely interested to read how it all plays out.
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