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  • ★★★★★-5

Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Spoiler-Free)

It took me a long time to read this book, but NOT because I wasn't enjoying it. There are two reasons why this took me a while to read: 1. I have been VERY busy. 2. I wanted to savor every moment of this story. I listened to this book on audio and oh my god, was it good. I think this might be my favorite audiobook of all time-- it might even beat the Illuminae Files audiobooks. I honestly don't know how I would have felt about this book if it weren't for the audio. The narrator Nick Podehl was incredible, and the details with different sound types to demonstrate the Noise was awesome. Another thing that really stood out to me about this book was the amount of emotion it invokes. I've read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and loved it, and I was not expecting to find even more emotion within this book than that one. I think this book has now received my award for moment that had me the most destroyed. It has officially dethroned The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I always say how I want a book to pull out all the stops and rip me to shreds. I get mad when an author is too afraid to include too much tragedy in their book. Luckily (and unluckily?) for me, Patrick Ness had NO mercy. Each and every moment of this book was absolutely riveting, and I CANNOT wait to read the rest of this series, especially after that ending. If you are looking for an incredibly unique sci-fi/dystopian book that will make you sweat, cry, laugh, scream, and more, look no further.

Song I was reminded of while reading: Fall

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