This is the third and final book in the Chaos Walking series. You can read my thoughts about The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer here.
Todd and Viola have finally been reunited in the ruins of New Prentisstown, but their momentary relief and happiness at finding each other alive is short lived. The battle for power between Mayor Prentiss and Mistress Coyle takes on terrifyingly new dimensions as their arena expands: the native Spackle are massing to attack, and the first scout ship from the colonists has arrived. Brutal and extended warfare appears unavoidable. And somehow, amidst all the violence surrounding them, Todd and Viola have to survive and rise above the chaos and destruction and unspeakable choices to save their world–and themselves.
Every book in this series is better (and more difficult) than the last. Each book broke my heart in new ways, and then patched it back together. I spent the entire final quarter of this book a hopeless mess, crying to the point of feeling ill. I can’t wait to read them all again.
Chaos Walking has won lots of critical acclaim, but is still flying quite far under the general radar, which is a shame. This last book especially deals a lot of the same themes as Mockingjay, but does a much better job of it. I like The Hunger Games fine, but Chaos Walking is by far the superior series. The story is more sophisticated, the characters are more fully developed, and the world-building is more complete.
I’m recommending them to everyone at the library I possibly can.
Source: borrowed from library