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The New World by Patrick Ness

Published by Candlewick Press

Pages: 19

Ages: Young Adult

Publishers Summary: In this dramatic prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy, author Patrick Ness gives us the story of Viola’s journey to the New World. Whether you’re new to Chaos Walking or an established fan, this prequel serves as a fascinating introduction to the series that Publishers Weekly called “one of the most important works of young adult science fiction in recent years.”

Are you a fan of The Chaos Walking Trilogy? If so, then you definitely need to pick up this prequel! Ever wonder what life was like for Viola before she landed on New World? In The New World, Patrick Ness sheds more light into where Viola came from and why she is the person she is. From the friends she knew on the ship to the relationships with her parents to a potential love interest. Take a peak into the world Viola knew before she entered the chaos of New World.

So, this is going to be a quick review, because basically…I loved this prequel. Now, having said that, I’m not sure I would have cared for it had I not already listened to the first and second books in the series. Without that base knowledge I think that Viola’s character on the ship may have seemed extremely typical, pretty much a boring whiny teenager. But with the background of the first two books under my belt I was able to see where Ness pulled many of Viola’s strengths from. Especially her fear and love of the word and feeling “hope.”

This is absolutely a must read for fans of this series. If you are still reading or planning to soon, I’d recommend reading this after (as early as) reading the first book, The Knife of Never Letting Go. In addition to that, I’d highly recommend listening to the series, but I’ll get to that in my review of The Knife of Never Letting Go which is coming soon. The New World is a brilliant take on one of the two most prominent characters in the series and it sheds light on many of Viola’s decisions as she goes through the series. A quick and marvelous read!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 15 and up. Fans of The Chaos Walking Trilogy will adore this addition to the series!

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  2. Scoot says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I have yet to read this series, but it is on my TBR pile. I will go ahead and grab my free copy of the book and save it for when I have read the others. Thanks!

  3. O good call. I snagged this one a while back and have promised my self I will try this author.

    • Thanks! You will definitely need to try it. It’s a bit more violent than what you’d normally read, but not more so than The Hunger Games. So I think you’d still really like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Looks fabulous. Is that a typo or is the book really only 19 pages long?

  5. Yay! This looks awesome!!!

  6. Gina says:

    Great find…as usual. ^_^

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