The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness 

Series: Chaos Walking-2

Page Count: 519

Summary:  We were in the square, in the square where I’d run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her – But there weren’t no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men…

Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode
In summary this is what the book did to me 

clappinggiff.gifThis keeps going from where the Knife of Never Letting Go. And just so you know there is kind of spoilers since this is the second book. 

Things to Know: 
1: this book has plenty of death. Patrick Ness totally upped his death list. Which totally work since this is war and there will be death. Some where more harder than others and that last one hurt more than I thought it would. 

2: The fighting is between Major Prentiss and the Ask which is a group that regrouped when the Major took over. However the ending had a nice twist that brings a different element to the war that isn’t good. 

3: Major Prentiss is simply losing it. I swear that he’s on a crazy fave. Just the way he talked and acted made you think that he wasn’t 100% alright in the head. He also has some issues with women. He pretty much treat them like cattle and gosh I wanted to hurt him. However the women show him how strong they can be. Go Haven Rebels. 

4: This book is a 500 page book however the past is quick. Plus it had a so much happening in the war effects on both side that just made me want to keep reading. 

5: If you love Todd and Viola moments there is very few in this book. They get separated in the very first page and only see each other three times after. However as you reading each other POV they where always thinking about the other. They didn’t overly care about the war effects only of how they’ll survive it together. 

6: this book is also pretty dark in areas. Like the things that Todd does can be disturbing. Todd and Viola grow up so much with all the crap they see. Todd though I was most afraid of. He was going dark and it hurt from how he was in the first book. 

7: one thing I didn’t like was that there was a chance at a love triangle which I wasn’t ready for it wanted to happen. I liked the other guy, but not for a love interest. Please no. 

With this series I have to take a bit of a break between them because they hurt my heart. So am hoping to get to the last book Monster of Men and am not ready for it. That ending killed me on so many reason and I had the break to wrap my head around it. Highly recommend for those who haven’t read this series. It’s so good.

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