“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.” – Goodreads
These books are amazing. If you haven’t read them yet, then you need to soon. I was completely hooked on these books. The antagonist, Mayor Prentiss, is pure evil and he’s brilliant. His character is one of only a few who I have truly despised and the entire way through, I was praying for something bad to happen to him. I wanted to keep reading just to see what he would do and if he would finally be dealt with.
I also think that being able to hear each other’s thoughts is quite clever. Particulary with how Ness uses it and twists it to different character’s advantages and disadvantages.
The plot is very fast-paced as well and you never know quite what will happen until you get there. There is also a lot of violence and swearing so these books may not be suitable for younger readers or those who aren’t keen on that sort of thing. But I like stories which are a bit darker.
Also, I love the covers of these books! I think that they’re so pretty.
Have you read the Chaos Walking trilogy? What did you think? 🙂