The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting GoThe Knife of Never Letting Go is the first title in a series called “Chaos Walking” by Patrick Ness.  If the reader has enjoyed the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins they will most likely enjoy this read.  This series takes place on a new planet that humans are migrating to from their home planet.  The setting makes it unique and the fact that all males on this planet project their thoughts out loud as what they call “noise.”  Imagine if you could never have a private thought, how that would affect your daily activities.  Imagine how much misinterpretation and conflict that would generate.  What if one person could control all the others because he could manipulate their thoughts with his own?  What if that was an evil person?  What if that was a good person?  There are many unique ideas presented in this book that will appeal to readers who enjoy asking “What if …?”  The other two titles in the series are The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men.