The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go  - Patrick Ness 3 stars

Great premise, but I had a problem with some of the details. I hated what happened to Manchee, and almost stopped reading at that point. Also, really Ben? This book relied on that most annoying trope in YA fiction. There's the We've been keeping a big secret from you, but every time there's about to be a Big Reveal, dire danger interrupts the revelation. I find this tiresome. And in a world where everyone's private, most personal thoughts are on display for everyone else to hear, I didn't buy that secrets that big could be kept from Todd.

This ends on a huge cliffhanger, so if you enjoy your time evading death with Todd and Viola, make sure you have Book 2 on hand.