Patrick Ness’s The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking)

I found Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Nevery Letting Go remarkable, but with the worst cliff-hanging ending ever.  So, along with other fans, I was thrilled to hear Candlewick editor Andrea Tompa tell us about the sequel at their ALA preview breakfast.  What’s more, she kindly sent the jacket copy so I could post it here.

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. . . .

The second thrilling volume in the Chaos Walking trilogy, The Ask and the Answer is a tense, shocking, and deeply moving novel about resistance under the most extreme pressure.

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20 responses to “Patrick Ness’s The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking)

  1. I loved The Knife of Never Letting Go.. the wait is going to seem unbearable for the next one!

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  2. brookeshelf

    That’s all we can find out from the jacketflap? Nooooo! This does NOTHING to sate my hunger for the sequel. Darn-gumit cliffhangers! By the way, I’m really enjoying your round-ups of The Graveyard Book and its new Newbery. I’m dancing on the moon with you, Monica!

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  3. booklover

    OMG!!!! I loooooved the Knife of Never Letting Go and I believe can’t believe I have to wait MONTHS until the next one comes out which is sooo annoying and unbearable and GAHHHHHHH!!!!! (stupid cliffhanger…..)

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  4. booklover

    OMG!!!! I loooooved the Knife of Never Letting Go and I can’t believe I have to wait MONTHS until the next one comes out which is sooo annoying and unbearable and GAHHHHHHH!!!!! (stupid cliffhanger…..)

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  6. camilla

    is the Ask and the Answer out yet? On amazon ro on the shelevs?

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  7. sf said

    seriously can’t wait until this book. the first one was awesome!!!

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  8. Jackie

    When does book 2 come out?

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  9. Sarah

    I loved the knife of never letting go and was so shocked by the cliffhangger ending!!! When is the release date for the ask and the answer??? I just cant wait!!!

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  10. Jamilläh

    The Knife Of Never Letting Go was one of the most amazing books ever. What year does The Ask And the Answer come out? I keep reading that its May in the UK and September in the US but I dont know if that was last year or the upcoming one. O.o

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  11. kat

    wow..seriously i loved the knife of never letting go! but the ended was terrible! (not in a bad way of course) i couldn’t take that i didn’t have the next book already! so i cant wait to buy it(:
    but i wonder what the third book in the trilogy is?. would anyone happen to know? im curious

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  12. I believe it is coming out in the fall.

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  13. boo

    I WANT THE SEQUELLLLL
    CNT WAIT TO READ ITT
    THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO WZ THE BEST BOOK I EVER READD

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  14. ben

    I JUST READ THE ASK AND THE ANSWER IN LIKE 5 DAYS
    ITS THE SEQUEL
    ITS AWESOME
    I WANT THE NEXT SEQUEL
    WHEN IS IT OUT?

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  15. Rachaellee x

    yeahh ave read the forst two books :)
    the second one is alot better than the first (even though its a tough act to follow)
    I WANT THE THIRD BOOK!!! xD lol, anyone know what its called yet ? xx

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  16. Ed

    I no theyr both AMAZIN!!!!! eny1 know d name of d 3rd book???? I NEED TO READ IT!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHH

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  17. Chloe

    Its called Monsters of Men, and it comes out in the UK around April, May time and in the US around September, IM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!
    I read the first two solidly the day I got them, cliche, but i couldnt put them down x

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  18. brittany

    when does the nxt book come out?

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  19. See previous comment, Brittany.

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