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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
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Jul 03, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: all-time-favourite
Read from October 23 to November 08, 2010, read count: 2

Wow. I just realized that I had this on my currently-reading shelf for over a year. Well, I read this a long time ago but I was stupid/blind and never moved it to the right shelf...TO THE CUBE OF SHAME!

Anyways, this book made me cry so many times, not going to lie. But there was also rage, anger, frustration and a whole train-full of other emotions riding with it. The characters were so well written that I felt everything the felt, experienced everything they experienced. This book was an intense roller coaster ride.

Face-paced, heart-wrenching, this entire series has got to be on my Favourite of All Time list.
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Quotes Stella Liked

Patrick Ness
“To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“It's not how we fall. It's how we get back up again.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“Do we hate paradise so much we need to make sure it becomes a trash heap?”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“His noise is getting quieter, but I can still see it there still-
See how he feels the skin of my hand against his, see how he wants to take it and press it against his mouth, how he wants to breathe in the smell of me and how beautiful I look to him, how strong after all that illness, and how he wants to just lightly touch my neck, just there, and how he wants to take me in his arms and-
"Oh, God," he says, looking away suddenly. "Viola, I'm sorry, I didn't mean-"
But I just put my hand to the back of his neck-
And he says, "Viola-?"
And I pull myself towards him-
And I kiss him.
And it feels like, finally.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“I’ll find you—

Keep calling for me, Viola—

Cuz here I come.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Reading Progress

10/23/2010 page 6
1.0% "Eeeeeeee~ :3 I. Am. So. Excited."
10/24/2010 page 89
14.0% "1017<33"
12/22/2010 page 248
41.0% "This book is so under-rated."
01/22/2011 page 280
46.0% 1 comment
04/02/2011 page 341
57.0% 5 comments
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen There are so many moments in this book that makes me want to scream. (in a good way). Todd and the Mayor...why? How can Todd be so stupid and why is the Mayor so smart?

Emily Rose OMG! That's weird... I'm re-reading that book right now and I'm currently on about page 430!

Emily Rose And I don't think Todd's so stupid. I mean, he makes idiot stupid mistakes but so do so many others. I just think the Mayor's just a twisted freakishly evil genious. And I screamed too. Even on my third go!

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Dustin Nice review, Stella. Thank you.

I've read The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I still need to read the others...:(

Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Dustin wrote: "Nice review, Stella. Thank you.

I've read The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I still need to read the others...:("

Thanks Dustin! :)
I love this series so much that I find hard to put words to my emotions. This one is definitely a tear-jerker and was a solid conclusion to the series. I hope you will pick up The Ask and the Answer soon because there was a lot of action in that one and it may well be one of the better second instalment (of a series) I've read.

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Justin I should just add the rest of the series. You make it sound good! :D

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