Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: A Monster Calls

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait to get my grubby hands on A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.  My longtime readers know my love of Ness's work and I've seen nothing but praise for his latest novel!

Goodreads Summary:
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting – he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd – whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself – Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.


  1. Sounds and looks creepy. The release date is very soon, so you don't have to wait much longer.

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  2. I've heard good things about this series...thanks for sharing.

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  3. This sounds interesting! The cover looks kind of scary though! New follower :)

  4. I got an ARC of this and it was amazing. So beautiful. Partick Ness is really good at making me cry!

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  5. Sounds like a good pick for Halloween time :) Have fun reading and enjoy your picks.

  6. This one sounds unbelievably creepy! I haven't read Patrick Ness's other series, though its on my wishlist!

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  7. This book is supposedly on the shortlist for a Newbery. I would love to see Patrick Ness get that honor.

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  8. I've heard really good things about this one.

    Late last night I finally finished the Chaos Walking trilogy after dragging out as long as I could. I just didn't want it to end. I was SO emotionally invested in the characters but I still can barely talk about it. I sobbed ferociously...I had to leave the room where my husband was at out of pure embarrassment...not necessarily because of sadness but because I was so invested and the book was over. :( This morning, I got up and sobbed again. This behavior is SO UNLIKE me. I DO NOT DO THIS. So it is safe to say that I love Patrick Ness as well, I just didn't know when I started the series that I would love him as much as I do. He's brilliant.


  9. I am so eager to read this! I am a student nurse and have heard of some programs with support groups that read books together to allow talking about illness, bereavement, etc. I think this one would be so awesome for young teens from all I've heard about it, and I am dying to get to it!