Review: Monsters of Men – by Patrick Ness

Monsters of MenSynopsis: 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?




Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker & Company
Pub Date: 1st October 2010
Pages: 603
ISBN: 9781406326123


An epic ending to an epic trilogy. I can’t even begin to describe the emotions I went through whilst reading this book. Once again, Patrick Ness managed to ruin my life for the three days I spent reading this book. My life, as I know it, stopped. Instead, I was thrown back into New Prentisstown with all the drama and imagination that came along with it. I genuinely could not put this book down – it was that good!

Not only did I live and breathe Todd and Viola’s lives for those three days, I insisted on writing a commentary for a friend who had already read the books. I wasn’t capable of reading it on my own, there was simply too much to discuss, to know and all she would say was ‘keep reading’.

There’s not much I can say without spoiling the whole story but, I have to admit, at one point I was close to throwing the book at the wall – I was that rattled by the events occuring.

Quite easily one of the best YA trilogies I’ve read as an adult, and an easy recommendation to anyone out for an epic read.

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