June 28, 2011

Book #41 of the 50 Book Challenge...

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

From Goodreads.com:

"War," says the Mayor. "At last." Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge - the electrifying finale to the award-winning "Chaos Walking" trilogy, Monsters of Men is a heart-stopping novel about power, survival, and the devastating realities of war.

My take:

4 out of 5 stars. This book is supposed to be the conclusion to the Chaos Walking Trilogy. But the ending leaves it wide open for another book. I like this series. Todd struggles to be the man he wants to be all the while fighting the Mayor and his ownself. Viola fights for what she beleives to be right all the while blaming herself for the position that she's in. I just don't understand why in the concluding book the author decided to leave Todd in such limbo. I really want there to be another book to tell me what happened.

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