The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

In this story by Patrick Ness, we follow young Todd Hewitt as he and his dog Manchee flee through swamps and forests, over hills and through plains, searching for an unknown place of safety, with nothing to his name but a small bag and a knife. Stumbling upon Viola, a lost girl from The Old World, the two are on the run from Todd's old settlement, and more specifically from its large army that is out to capture him. With his Noise (the audible sound of his thoughts) betraying him and leading the army of men right behind him, Todd and Viola search for the safety of the settlement Haven, not knowing what they'll find there.

This is such an original novel with fantastic twists and turns, and enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat. Reading The Knife of Never Letting Go is an adventure in and of itself, with a super tense plot and a unique dialogue. It's certain to leave you wanting to read more! It's the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy, where Todd's story continues.

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Published by on September 20, 2021
Last Modified May 28, 2024