Wednesday 10 April 2013


Earlier today/yesterday/outside of the Tardis, Walker Books revealed the cover for Patrick Ness's new novel, More Than This. Ready? TA-DAH!

Very different from his Chaos Walking trilogy covers. And gives nothing away! Which is fine with me because, as much as I want to read this, I want to know very little/nothing at all about this book. I want to go into it blind. And I plan to read The Knife of Never Letting Go (a book that has been in my To Read pile for a VERY long time!) before I attack this beast which is released in the UK, US and Australia at the same time in September. 

Ah, screw it! The publishers has sent me a Press Release and am going to read it. And am going to copy and paste the good bits. So, ready? Here we go... 

A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighbourhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this...

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