Saturday, December 11, 2010

Monsters of Men

Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

AR Reading Level: 5.6
On the library stacks: YA Fiction
Series: Book 3 of 3 (Chaos Walking)
Recommended for: 14+

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the final book in a dystopian YA series set on a planet inhabited both by humans and natives called Spackle. (Read my reviews of the first two books here and here.)

In this book, the humans and the Spackle have their final showdown. War is inevitable, but there is a chance for eventual peace if the humans can figure out how to stop all the infighting. This is a book about how power corrupts, about how the accessibility of information can be both a blessing and a curse, and about how we should not just tolerate others, but to truly listen and understand.

Like the other books in this series, this book is violent and tough to read. But there is lots to chew on with interesting parallels to our own world. I do think this book was a little drawn out and could have been tightened up with some better editing. But overall, this is satisfying conclusion to the series that was worth the library fine I incurred for returning it late!

Also reviewed by:  Book Thoughts ~ Regular Rumination ~ Book Addiction ~ Becky's Book Reviews ~ At Home With Books ~ Bart's Bookshelf ~ things mean a lot ~ Tales of a Capricious Reader

Book 50 of 50 for the YA Reading Challenge
Source: Library

1 comment:

Veens said...

Sounds like a great series, I will definitely keep an eye out for it.