Chaos Walking (#3)
try to avoid major spoilers for this book, but there might be minor spoilers
for the previous books. The book starts pretty much right where the previous
book ends, the Mayor being all hot and bothered about the prospect war. He
isn’t creepy at all. The book is told from the perspectives of Viola and Todd,
like the previous book, and there is a third perspective added, which was very
cool. The book tells the story of the war from the three different
perspectives. Todd is with the Mayor, Viola with Mistress Coyle and the third
with the Land.
no coherency, so I tried listing it to make it at least look like I make sense.
These are the thoughts I have.
1. OH MY
GOD! It was so good. I really, really loved it. Well there’s that out of my
is action from start to finish and there is emotion from start to finish. The
characters grow so much, Todd and Viola go from being teenagers to becoming a
man and a woman. The different perspectives are an interesting way of telling a
story, because we get to see everyone’s thoughts and how they see each other.
way war is portrayed is absolutely amazing. We see how war affects people, and
how it changes priorities. How it changes your view on people, on how it changes
everyone. It’s very hard to explain this in a way that is spoiler free, but
essentially Todd’s nature changes the Mayor slightly, and the way that a war
works changes how the Todd sees the Mayor and it is really interesting. You
start questioning who is right and who is wrong. It’s really icky.
4. I love
Todd. He is amazing. He is an outstanding lead character. He is interesting and
he grows and his main flaw in the eyes of his superiors and peers is that he
can’t kill someone. He is kind, sweet, he wants more than anything to be a man,
but he won’t be by the standards of his world, and the wish to be a man is
almost heart-wrenching. He feels like he won’t be worthy until he has become a
man, and it sort of hurts. He is the only boy left from Prentisstown and all he
wants is to be a man, he wants it so badly. He has also had so much shit happen
to him, but he still knows how to love. He can love, and it’s a very beautiful
part of him.
5. I love
Viola for being amazing and ruthless and a badass. I love her for working hard
to do the right thing. She is a great match for Todd because she is willing to
do what it takes and she is sweet. She will kill where Todd won’t, obviously
not all willy-nilly, but she is willing to if pressed. She is also able to show
mercy and kindness, but not necessarily forgiveness.
6. It was
an amazing finale.
absolutely stunning and I loved it. It’s beautiful and hard and I cried so hard
at the end, and wow. The entire series is absolutely beautiful and absolutely
amazing. It’s so complex and wonderful. There are so many questions raised
throughout the series. Patrick Ness is an outstanding author. My gushing is now