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.