A monster calls by Patrick Ness

Publisher’s blurb

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don’t quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there’s a visitor at his window. It’s ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

Bestselling novelist Patrick Ness takes the final idea of the late, award-winning writer Siobhan Dowd and weaves a heartbreaking tale of mischief, healing and above all, the courage it takes to survive.

Further information

Patrick Ness website

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22 comments on “A monster calls by Patrick Ness

  1. First Impression
    I think this book looks really good. The cover looks awesome, quite creepy and made me want to read more. The blurb was very interesting and made me want to read the book.

  2. The cover is very interesting, it really made me want to read the book and the blurb made it sound even better because it made me what to know what it was about. 🙂

  3. First Impression
    The cover was enticing, dark and mysterious. A really good idea for a book. We couldn’t wait to read the rest of the book.

  4. looks not bad, cover is great, blurb sounds interesting

  5. Our first Impression of this book is that it looks exciting but scary. We would all like to read it.

  6. Our first impressions of this book is it looks really good. The blurb has intrigued me to read more. It sounds quite scary though.
    The cover looks very exciting and i want to read more. I would maybe read this!

  7. First impression: It looks interesting because it’s not your typical monster book.

  8. I think the trailer looks quite bad. I am not sure about the book but i would read it and see.

  9. The cover is sinisterly captivating – it looks interesting and eerie at the same time. If I were to see the cover and nothing else, I would wish to read it.

    The blurb is sparing in general information, but has a positive effect. I’d like to read further into the book in order to learn more about the intended storyline.

    In a final analysis, this book has potential to be entertaining, although the plot could end negatively if not approached in the right way.

  10. Cover looks great and the blurb looks great and everything looks great really.

  11. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

    Limited Spoilers!!

    – The book begins with a boy afraid, a certain nightmare is tangled in his brain. This scares the child senceless as the nightmare could become a reality in his eyes.
    The “Monster” is a very wise character who is not there to hurt but only to teach…
    The main character (Conor) is a very troubled boy ever since a certain ” incident” happened to his mum, which left him in a very vulnerable position which opposing characters feel very ” Empowered “.
    In the middle of the book, The monster visits Conor 3 times with 3 tales (which I will not be getting in to detail with). All I can say is that they are very intriguing tales which is great because it makes you want to read on and on….
    The end of the book is not very expected so you are in for a treat when and if you do read it because it is one of they books that if you put it down you’ll regret it!
    A few words to describe this book would be,

    Original, haunting and heartbreakingly sad!…

    I hope you enjoyed reading this

    A short review by Andrew R

  12. I’m only at the beginning of the book, but so far it’s really good the book drags you in and has a great sense of suspense.

  13. good for people who liike cutting edge horror

  14. My first impression of the book was that it was your typical monster book the cover having a mysterious effect.Overall i thought this was a really good book the blurb intrigued me to read more and the cover was were eye catching and dark.

  15. An amazing story very interesting,didn’t want to put it down. The author is very intelligent in the way he puts the book together, I would highly recommend this book to people of all ages.

  16. A fascinating book with beautiful pictures. The story is filled bone chilling horror and heartbreak. The characters are very unique and have many layers to their personalities.

  17. I think that the book was very well written and the illustrations were very lifelike. The characters were very lifelike and it was written in a different and good way that really works. Overall, I loved the book and would recommend that anyone reads it.

  18. Such a good book brilliant front cover very well illustrated good story line took me a while to get into it but I finally got there and it is a really good book.

  19. The illustrations in the book were really good the front cover looked dark and quirky but I didn’t like the story line I couldn’t get into the book so overall the book wasn’t very good in my opinion

  20. This book was fab and majestic. It was heartbreaking, and caused many tearful moments. We would definitely recommend this book to anyone, even if they’re not a regular reader. The illustrations catch your attention, and they make the book seem more real. This book is very interesting, it is completely unputdownable, and it is very intriguing.

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