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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Book Challenge 2022: A Book With Two POV: The Ask And The Answer

 Book: The Ask And The Answer

Author: Patrick Ness

Pages: 560

This is my 8th read for the year

This is book 2 in the Chaos Walking Trilogy.  Todd and Viola are separated once they arrived in Haven.  Viola was taken in by the women's camp to heal her and save her life.  Todd has been imprisoned by the former mayor.  Soon Viola is asked to join "The Answer" which is revolting against the new regime the mayor is driving.  Todd is forced to make a choice between joining the mayor or fleeing to find Viola.  The Answer starts to bomb parts of Haven and Todd is not sure where Viola's loyalty lies.  Should he search for her to find the truth, or join the mayor's regime?

This was a pretty good book.  Even at 500 pages, it is a pretty fast read.  Viola and Todd are on opposing sides and trying to find their way back to each other.  It is quite dark - a lot of killing happening in this one.  The romantic undertone between Todd and Viola is stronger in this book as well - although they keep it very PG.  You can tell that they are fierce about keeping each other alive.  It may be where it ends is friendship, but right now it doesn't seem to be heading that way.  The Spackle (aliens) from the first book are still present and there seems to be a leader in that group that is going to come back to have a bigger role in the final novel.

Anxious to see where it goes.  With this being not a fantastic series in my opinion, but one that is just okay, I am still interested in finishing it and seeing where everyone ends up.

Stars: 3 1/2

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