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For those of you who are new to this type of blog post, I think there are too many books out there that just don't get the hype they deserve. And so when I stumble upon these hidden treasures, I like to share why I love them so much so that someone else might discover what they've been missing. So here is a book that definitely deserves more attention that I want to recommend to everybody.

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?                                                                           

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Released: May 2008
Why You Should Read It: Once again, I could have missed the original hype for this book since I didn't read it right when it was released, but I still think it needs more attention. Actually, I wanted to spotlight all of Patrick Ness's books because his writing is like nothing I've ever seen, but I wanted to be fair and not overwhelm you with awesomeness. 

I did not expect to love this book so much. I only read it because a friend insisted I did. And oh man. I was just so stunned. The setting of this book is so unique and fascinating, but what really sets this book apart from others is its message and implications for today's world. I can't actually explain that without giving away all the surprises, but there are some pretty intense, even controversial, issues that this book incorporates into its story. It will make you cry and laugh and shout and smile and cry all over again. And you don't expect to love the characters as much as you do until you have to put the book down and can't. And everything is so thought out and intentional, it makes me want to shout for joy. 

This book is so misleading. This entire series is misleading. The books look so ordinary, but it is anything but. Don't be deceived. 

Please, add this book to your TBR piles and if it is already in your TBR piles, don't keep pushing it back because you're scared to be disappointed. This book needs your attention!

If you have any other books you think are too often overlooked, share in the comments! And I'll see you again soon. 
Oh hello there! My name is Emily, though some of you may know me as the Bookie Monster. As the name would suggest, I devour books like the Cookie Monster devours cookies. In my spare time, I like to bake cookies (and devour those as well) and dream about taking over the world. As if my book obsession wasn't life consuming enough,

I work in the children's room at my local library and I am currently a sophomore in college majoring in English. It's safe to say I'm a bit of a book fanatic. I discreetly shed a few tears on my eleventh birthday when I did not receive my Hogwarts acceptance letter and I waited seven hours outside in the rain just to get a good seat at the Hunger Games midnight premiere. I'm terrified of blood and Disney movies make me cry (in a good way). My passions include hippos, hugs, and Hans Zimmer…and uh,long walks on the beach. I'm just a normal girl w
ith a slightly abnormal and frightfully expensive obsession. Nice to meet you!


  1. I'm not quite sure that this one doesn't get hyped :D When a book is translated to my language it's a clear sign that it's quite popular :D Trust me! I still haven't read this series but I plan to. Great post :)

  2. I need to check and see if I have this one, if not I think I need to fix that. It sounds wonderful and I love those hidden gems like this.

  3. I've heard great things about this; I do need to read it!

  4. A fellow book blogger turned me on to this book. I purchased it on my kindle, but darn it all, I've not yet carved out any time to read it. This one and Jellicoe Road are two I'd really like to get to sooner than later.

  5. Yes. This trilogy. THIS TRILOGY. I went through every emotion known to mankind, and became a Patrick Ness fan-for-life because of these books.


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