Hello friends! Today’s post is a little different, as I want to tell you something very exciting that’s happening this week! Patrick Ness — the author of ten epic novels, including his New York Times bestselling The Rest of Us Just Live Here, the Chaos Walking trilogy, More Than This, A Monster Calls (which was made into a major motion picture), Release, and And The Ocean Was Our Sky — WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA this week for the Sydney Writers Festival!!!
And that’s not all! He’ll be having a total of 4 book signings in Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the award-winning modern classic, The Knife of Never Letting Go (see synopsis down below)!!!!! It’s not everyday that an international best-selling author comes to Australia!!! Have a look at the flyer below and get around it guys! >_<
Also, did you know that Ness’ best selling series Chaos Walking is going to be a real movie soon? AND THE NEXT BEST THING IS THAT DAISY RIDLEY (bae#1) AND TOM HOLLAND (bae#2) WILL BE PLAYING THE LEAD ROLES
AND NO WING-YEE IS DEFINITELY NOT CALM ABOUT THIS!!!
For those who haven’t read the Chaos Walking series (you’re not alone!), I have thrown in the synopsis down below for book 1: The Knife of Never Letting Go:
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?
Here are some praises for The Knife of Never Letting Go:
“Furiously paced, terrifying, exhilarating and heartbreaking, it’s a book that haunts your imagination.”
“I would press the Chaos Walking trilogy urgently on anyone, anyone at all. “
“Chaos Walking is remarkable.”
“Imagine a world where the thoughts of men and boys are broadcast for all to hear, good and bad. Ness’s novel is at once a breakneck thriller and a fable about fear, love and redemption.”
Independent on Sunday
If that’s not enough to convince you to start this series, HAVE YOU SEEN THE SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS??? It’s a complete makeover and I mean how GORGEOUS are the black covers!!!! I’m known on bookstagram to be weak for books with sprayed edges so I am so looking forward to getting my own set!
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Have you read the Chaos Walking series and Ness’ other novels? Comment below as I’d love to hear about it! And don’t forget to tell your friends about Ness’ book signings! Happy reading!
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