The Ask & The Answer Review

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Paperback, 528 Pages
YA/ Sci-fi/ Dystopia
By: Patrick Ness

โ€œIn this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel, my boy, is a rare gift indeed.โ€
๐ŸŒŸ Yay, I was exactly the 60,000th thousand person to rate this!!

I guess you know the drill by this point, I usually compare the second book in a series with the first and see what improved and what didn’t.
๐ŸŒŸ I didn’t know what to expect after the ending of book 1 so my Ask was if I will enjoy this as much and the Answer is apparently yes, it was a very good book.
๐ŸŒŸ The writing is as good as book 1. These books are large (500-650 Pages) but the good news is that they feel like 300-400 pages instead. Patrick’s writing is easy to follow, full of suspense and can be poetic at the same time.

โ€œWe are the choices we make. And have to make. We arenโ€™t anything else.โ€
๐ŸŒŸ The Pacing in book 1 was faster which is always a plus for me, the pace here is slower but not too slow so it is still enjoyable.
๐ŸŒŸ There weren’t many new characters but the characters we know developed and I expected the change in some characters which was awesome and devil!
๐ŸŒŸ Every one were talking about the plot twists in this book, I saw most of them before they happened and specially at the ending I was like what if this and that happened, that would be terrific and guess what? It did happenย  ๐Ÿ˜€
I liked how this was much darker than book 1 and some of the scenes were graphic so beware, I don’t think it is a suitable book for younger children. I discovered lately that I really love darker reads just because they are more realistic, the real world is not sunshine and flowers!
๐ŸŒŸ The world also expanded and I think we are getting more of it in the next book.
๐ŸŒŸ Summary: The Ask and the Answer was as almost as good as book 1, if you liked book 1 then the series is definitely worth continuing. It was slower paced, darker and more twisted. The story is balanced and I can’t wait to know how it ends. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
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๐ŸŒŸ Prescription: For fans of Dystopia/ Darker reads.

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  1. I’m glad you liked this one! I just finished The Knife of Never Letting Go a few minutes ago, and I’m excited to continue the series!

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