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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

The Spackle, thinking as one, are at war to avenge their people. Mayor Prentiss, greedy for dominance and control over all, will defend his faction at all costs. The Answer, just as greedy for the power, is preparing to rebel against the Mayor’s rule. Every thought, every decision made counts as Viola and Todd find themselves in the middle of a ruthless three-way war. And with Viola’s ship full of new settlers approaches, will peace prevail or will everything be destroyed as love and desires outweigh the greater good?

What I Thought of Monsters of Men

Everyone should read this series, and especially this book. Monsters of Men is fast-paced and captivating, with remarkable characters both good and evil, and features you won’t find in any other novel. Told in alternate points of view, there is rarely a boring moment and when you are not engrossed in the constant action, you are learning more about the characters, which are spot-on. Patrick Ness understands why people act the way they do, and he explains this in the book. Readers get in-depth glances into all of the character’s thoughts and motives, which are realistic and ring true to teens and adults alike. Even the antagonists of the story are relatable in more ways than not. And with all of the same great themes and qualities from the first book, this novel is truly unlike any other. So what are you waiting for? Get this book at the library as soon as possible, you won’t regret it.

The most memorable part of Monsters of Men is the ending. Out of all the books I’ve read, I’ve never seen a more sensational ending.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars