The rest of us just live here #23


This was my second Patrick ness novel and I was so excited to read it. 

pages: 317

"What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions..."

Right, I loved 'A monster call' I completely fell in love with that book. but this book? no.

I found this story to kind of be a bit boring if I'm honest. The story itself was quite flat throughout except near to the end when something tiny happened for about 4 pages. I found all the characters to be quite flat and none really had any depth to them. The indie kids who are talked about in this book seemed like they'd make a much more interesting read, especially as they were the ones being plotted about in the book. Having the book be able to the indie kids would of made complete sense instead of having it about the ordinary people as such. The only character which I felt to be interesting was Jared and that was because he could heal cats and eventually people. 

I was overly disappointed by this, I felt like the characters were something John Green would write. For those of you who don't know, I hate John green's writing. I find it boring and flat. This was probably a reason as to why I disliked this book and characters, it somewhat felt like a John Green approach to writing. 

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone if I'm honest, but I certainly won't let it put me off Patrick Ness's work as I adored 'When a monster calls'.

What did you think of this book?

What other Patrick Ness's books do you recommend?

Love, Beth


  1. I've only read When a Monster Calls by Patrick Ness but since you compare his writing to John Green's, I think I'll skip this one. I do not like John Green either!

  2. It's tricky as I loved when a monster calls! So glad I'm not alone in disliking John green!