The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Total Reading Time: 3.5 hours
Review: I’ve done such a good job of avoiding books with cliffhangers this whole time… until now. And this one is a doozy. But straight up, I liked Mr. Ness’ opener. The premise? How do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? I’m definitely anxious to read the second and third installments. Although it might be a good idea that I’m waiting awhile because I have a hunch they are going to be pretty heavy.
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Total Reading Time: 4 hours
Review: Part Jane Austen and part H.G. Wells, this post-apocalyptic YA romance was actually rather good. It did meander a bit in the middle but I devoured it fairly quickly. Based on one of my favorite Jane Austen novels, Persuasion, I enjoyed how the little Austen-ian nods mixed with the science fiction elements. All in all a good story exploring class, arrogance and how too much of anything can be dangerous.