Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men
Walker Books
602 pages
9.2 (Best Book)

Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're so hopelessly outnumbered?

Sometimes you just need to fuck what your readers might want for the ending of your book off, and just do it on your own way. Patrick Ness is fully aware of it. He actually can close the trilogy with satisfying ending where everyone lives happily ever after, but in lieu of that, he dauntlessly decides to put some vague ending, yet poignant and that's how you're supposed to end your book. 

Hands down, Monsters of Men, the conclusion of the impressive Chaos Walking trilogy is the best of all three. It is much more intense, an emotional roller-coaster journey, that's rarely portrayed in a young-adult book. But, Monsters of Men defies young adult book's cliché, proving what good young adult books are capable of doing, making Chaos Walking an instant classic in literature world. 

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