The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Noisy Stars!

WOAH! !!!!!!!!! 6 Stars ♡

Synopsis

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?

Review

Hang on there a minute…….

This book was sooo good I can’t explain.

This has loads of good stuff in it including spacemen and a talking dog!! I know right, sounds like a complete disaster but it works

Todd is a young boy, he will be a man soon, he is twelve years and twelve months old, and will be 13 and a man in one months time.

Todd and every other man in Prentistown is plagued by ‘the noise’ where everyone can hear your thoughts, EVERY thought!

There are no women as they all died when they caught the virus when they landed on the new world.

The virus was spread by the Spackle, the alien race that lived there before and who they killed in the war, there is none left.

Todd has a dog called Manchee who is hands down the best character ever, as he is a talking dog!!

When the men caught the noise virus, all of the animals also started to talk, I mean really talk not just woof woof.

It reminded me of Doug from Disneys UP, (I even googled it to see if the book was written after, and guess what….it was BEFORE!)

The 1st paragraph is the funniest ever….

The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say. About anything.
“Need a poo, Todd.”
“Shut up, Manchee.”
“Poo. Poo, Todd.”
“I said shut it.”

Classic!

Todd finds a secret that he wasn’t supposed to and had to run away from the town, he now has to leave where he grew up and everything he knows and find his way, however he doesn’t know where he is going or what he is running from.
All he has is a map and a book from his mother….trouble is, he can’t read.

The audio was brilliantly narrated by Nick Podehl, very funny when the dog was talking and all of the characters were well narrated, it even had a little singing in it.

A fab read with a huge cliffhanger at the end, get ready to queue up #2 straight afterwards!

Prepare to be amazed,

Vicci

The Wrong Sister by T.E. Woods #bookreview @tewoodswrites @KensingtonBooks

The Wrong Sister

The Wrong Sister by T.E. Woods

4.5 whaaat? Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Sometimes a perfect stranger . . . 
From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They’ve never met, but Tess senses an undeniable familiarity about her. Hair color, square chin, wide-set blue eyes . . . Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror.

Is neither of those things. 
Intrigued, Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi—confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy—is convinced they’re twins, separated shortly after birth. Tess, who’s felt unloved and unmoored since her mother disappeared years ago, only knows that there’s more than coincidence at play. And when a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth that will prove fascinating, disconcerting, and ultimately terrifying . . .

Review

What would you think if you saw your identical twin walking down the street? And you don’t have an identical twin? Would you hunt her down and confront her? Would you have drinks with her? Would you question everything you’ve ever known about your life? Well that is what Tess did….

Tess has a quiet life, she works at a library, and takes care of her alcoholic father…. her mother left her father and her when she was 12 and she feels tremendous guilt…. she thinks she drove her mother away and consequently ruined her father’s life…. A lot for a girl of 12 to put on herself….

Mimi, Tess’s doppelgänger has had quite the different life…. she is a recent graduate from Tufts with a PhD in history, interviewing for a job as a professor at the local university…. after meeting and deciding to have drinks, the girls discover they have more in common than just their looks…. they have the same birthday, their mothers have the same first name, and did I mention they look identical? What is going on?

This book had my head spinning…. Tess is being interviewed in a Police Station about a body… and the story is told in flashback scenes, in bits and pieces…. I had so many theories it was crazy….. but nothing had my head spinning more than the truth…. what an ending… an ending I needed to read twice…..

Strongly recommend to my psychological thriller loving friends…. absolutely join Mimi and Tess on the journey to find out what the heck is going on? What is the truth?

*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this fabulous book ***

Prepare to go, huh?

Berit