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Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday-Blues Buster: FREE book from Patrick Ness

Yes, Mondays suuuuck. But that just means we need to work a little harder to shake it up and make them less suuuuck.
And here @ Book Rat, I'm going to try to do my part with Monday Blues Busters.

This one brightened my day the other day, so I thought I would use it to brighten your Monday.  We all know I am a big fan of Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking series (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men).

Well, it seems dear old Patrick has written a little something extra for the series, a prequel called The New World, which centers around Viola and her journey before she meets Todd Hewitt.
Check it out:

The New World is a prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, setting the stage for the world we discover in The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men. The New World tells of Viola's journey to the New World, brilliantly capturing the hope and fear of settlers in search of a new life. Patrick Ness told Amazon exclusively that he wrote it "as a huge and deeply-felt thank you to readers. I've had so many questions about Viola and what her life was like before that I couldn't resist the opportunity to reveal just a little bit extra. I knew these things - they're vitally important to her as a character, even if they're not directly in the novels - so it felt like a secret trip I could take readers on. The challenge was to make it work on its own, too, so anyone could read it. That was really, really good fun, and I hope the final result is an exciting one." The New World can be read before or after the trilogy – and some readers may choose to do both. The story works as a standalone piece, but readers already familiar with The Knife of Never Letting Go will learn more about Viola’s life and the events leading to her arrival and first encounter with Todd, while newcomers to the trilogy will discover a white-knuckle ride of an introduction to the series. Whether you're a new or faithful reader, though, it's a welcome chance to immerse yourself in the world of Chaos Walking.

And you can get it for FREE!
For your Kindle.
For your Nook.
(both versions can also be read on your PC and various mobile devices)

How's that for beating the Monday doldrums?


  1. YaY! I LOVE The Chaos Walking series. I already have The New world. But Thanks anyway!

  2. WooHoo! Got a Kindle for Christmas and just love running across free downloads of books I'd love to read.
    Thanks so much!

  3. That's a great way to beat the Monday blues. I want to read the series...hopefully I can do some major damage to my tbr pile *cross fingers*

    HAPPY readings!


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