Saturday Showcase (August 3)

Saturday Showcase is a weekly event hosted here at The In-Between Place which features books that you wish more people had read (or, at least, heard about). This week’s featured books are the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness.

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?

These are some of the best YA dystopian novels I’ve ever read. The writing style is unique, the characters are loveable, the animals can talk (through their thoughts, but still), and it addresses so many important themes. It’s such a powerful series, and I highly, highly recommend it.

What are some of your favourite underrated books? Leave me a list or a link to your post in the comments below.


WWW Wednesday (July 31)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. To participate, answer the following three questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Here are my answers:

Currently Reading:
I’m currently reading The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2) by Patrick Ness. I honestly don’t know what took me so long to read this series – it’s excellent so far!



Recently Finished:
I recently finished reading Grasping at Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper, which I really enjoyed. The concept behind it was so different from any other YA books I’ve read and it was beautifully written. My review can be found here.



What I Think I’ll Read Next:

Next, I plan on reading either The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn or I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Both sound creepy yet intriguing, so we’ll see how well I sleep after I finish reading them.

What books are you reading this week? Leave a comment with your answers to the above questions or a link to your WWW Wednesday post below.