Book Review: The New World by Patrick Ness

The New World by Patrick Ness

Genres: Young adult, science fiction, dystopia.

The New World was my final instalment of the Choas Walking trilogy and it has been thoroughly enjoyable and exciting. The New World is an extremely short (it is only 24 pages long) prequel to the trilogy and gives us insight into Viola’s life on the spaceship before she landed on New World; we come full circle. It’s interesting reading it whilst thinking about how Viola – and certain other characters – had no idea what was in store for them. Viola’s first experience of New World was a devastating tragedy and we get to experience it real-time as opposed to just seeing the aftermath in The Knife of Never Letting Go.

I really would have loved the story to end just after Viola came into contact with Todd. I think it would have been dramatic and a perfect way to draw new readers in whilst making it satisfying for existing fans. I’d have also liked to hear more about how Violet felt after the accident and how she coped before Todd turned up.

Even so, The New World is a lovely addition for fans of the trilogy and it makes the journey complete. It can be downloaded for free from various eBook providers.

My Rating: ★★★