The New World- Patrick Ness

The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5)Because this is a short story this is going to be a short review! (I feel like such a rebel, starting a sentence with because! :D). This book is the short story prequel to the chaos walking series, by Patrick Ness (which if you haven’t read my review for those books THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!)
IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THOSE BOOKS READ THEM NOW!!! STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND GET YOUR HANDS ON THE SERIES!!!
OK. My rant is over! Actually… maybe not quite… I will probably ramble a bit over this review! To be completely honest, I’m really not sure how I’m going to write this review… so again, I’ll probably ramble… I think I’m rambling now…
Anyway, as I said, this book is the prequel to the Knife of Never Letting Go and that series, it is a really short story, and I think, it can be found on Patrick Ness’ website!- I’ll put in a link at the end of this review! I personally would recommend you to read this book after reading the Knife of Never Letting Go, as after you have read that book, you kinda get a bond with the characters, so the book just seems so much better, and so much more heart- wrenching… 😦

Summary
This short story is about Viola, in the scout ship and the settler ship… It basically tells her story from her departure from the settler ship to when she crashlands! (This is probably why you need to read the Knife of Never Letting Go first, otherwise you will have no idea who these people are…). It focuses on her and her parents and also a little on her settler life; including Bradley!!! (HE IS AWESOME!!!). And as you know… the scout ship crashes… so her parents die 😦 and it is just so sad!!!, because of the way Viola treated them, just before they died… But anyway, I’ll let you find the rest out for yourselves!

Favourite Quotes!

  • “‘Fire,’ he said. ‘The ability to make fire at will. It allowed us light to see in the darkness, warmth against the cold, a tool to cook our food.’ He gestured vaguely in the direction of the Delta’s engines. ‘Fire is what eventually led to travel across the black beyond, the ability to
    start a new life on a New World.’”
  • “Hope. That’s all anyone ever talked about on the convoy, especially as we got closer. Hope, hope, hope.”
  • “‘I’ll take it,’ I say. ‘I’ll take your hope. I’ve got it, okay? Mum?’
    But I don’t know if she hears me-
    Because her hand isn’t gripping back any more.”
  • “Start it to give a light against the darkness”
  • “And so I sit in front of Bradley’s fire, on the surface of a dark, dark planet, and I have their hope, if not any of mine.Except the hope that it’ll be enough.”
Overall
What can I say? Only to read this book and this series; because IT IS AMAZING!!! YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!! AMAZING!!! If you still need to ask; 5 shuriken stars! I would however, recommend you to read this short story after you have read the Knife of Never Letting Go, as it may not make too much sense otherwise… but it doesn’t matter too much whether you read this book after or before the other books in the series! You just need to read this book sometime in your life; or YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE! 😀

The New World: PDF file:
http://www.booktrust.org.uk/usr/library/documents/short-stories/the_new_world.pdf

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52 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rick on May 3, 2012 at 2:16 am

    UGH that story makes me want to read the chaos walking series all over again.

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    • It’s understandable!, I get that feeling, of wanting to read the series over and over again, at least once every few weeks!
      PS. Your book taste is awesome!

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      • Posted by Rick on May 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

        I found this site while trying to find recommendations for books….. Never read the gone series or legend or unwind but i have read everything else. What it came down to was eventually me just typing in the names of all the books that i liked into Google and searching. This site was the only site i found that was good….. All the others were amazon and like books a million….. I wasn’t looking to buy books… Just get recommendations

      • Posted by Rick on May 4, 2012 at 12:00 am

        If you did not read my other comment i would like to recommend the faerie wars series. It is not what you think….. not about fairies but it does have a small section explaining fairies…. other than that it is a great series that takes through the mind set of many people from different realities and how they react to none another and help solve each-others problems

    • Well thanks for saying our site is good, it means so much to us that people are even looking at it. And for the books, the order of amazingness is
      1. Unwind
      2. Legend
      3. Gone series

      Happy reading!

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      • Posted by Rick on May 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        thanks…. i’ve already started the gone series but i will definitely check unwind out…… just, to me it seemed like a horror book but i trust your guys’ judgement and will check it out

      • The gone series is AMAZING, (but some of the books in the series are better than the others…)! but unwind is even better! 😀 It’s too awesome for words… 😀

  2. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Ill check it out once i get back to school…. all of my books come from the library so…… DON’T JUDGE ME

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    • lol. 😀 Don’t worry, I get a lot of my books from the library too!, I only own the best ever books (aka the chaos walking series, the maze runner and rot and ruin! AMAZING!) Let us know, once you have finished the gone books!

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  3. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 10, 2012 at 1:11 am

    OMG…….. MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK MAKES ME SO MAD
    IT IS NOT A SERIES, BUT HAS TRIPLE THE STORY OF ANY SERIES I HAVE EVER READ

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    • I can’t believe you found a book better than the chaos walking series! It is really hard to believe… (not trying to sound contradictory though! :D), it’s just that book is AMAZING!!!
      But I trust your judgement… :D, So I’ll somehow get my hands on it!

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  4. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 10, 2012 at 1:14 am

    IT IS CALLED JASPER JONES AND IS THE BEST BOOK YOU WILL EVER READ……….
    SO HILARIOUS AT THE RIGHT PARTS AND SAD IN OTHERS AND IT GIVES YOU A NEW VIEW OF THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN NOW EVEN THOUGH IT IS SET DURING THE VIETNAM WAR

    JASPER JONES by:Craig Silvey
    OMG

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  5. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    actually you know what?….. imma go check if it is a series or not

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  6. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    it is historical but it is British so idk if they are facts…. it doesnt really talk much about the war though……. GREAT BOOK

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  7. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    its not a series btw

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  8. Posted by blackbeast35 on May 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    did yall ever read faerie wars?

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  9. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    new books for yall to look at…..
    1) “the hunt”…. released this year i believe by:Andrew Fukuda (NEW SERIES)
    2) “its kind of a funny story”…… by: Ned Vizzini
    3)”Computer jack”…… by: Brian Falkner

    Reply

    • They sounds great! I just looked them up on goodreads!
      Also, I finally got a copy of Faerie Wars, so I should be finished with it sometime soon!

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      • Posted by blackbeast35 on July 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm

        GREAT FAERIE WARS WAS A WEIRD BUT GOOD STORY….. there is actually another book that i didnt read but it is like a whole nother book that is made just for epilouge

  10. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    wait wait wait……. i feel stupid now
    it is “BRAIN JACK” not “computer jack”: sorry for the confusion

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  11. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    oh and btw…. the hunt is going to be an amazing series… just so that yall know what u r getting into .. it about this boy who is like the last human EVER… society is run by vampires… his dad taught him how to survive and how to not get noticed at school and one day the dad comes home with bite marks on his neck and he tells his son to go hide in like a closet and then the dad runs out into the sun far enough away so that when he turns into a vampire he will die…….. well anyway this kid get chosen in a lottery to hunt down the last humans…. the vampire have been hiding the humans and are going to release them so that the winners of the lottery can hunt them down and eat them…. so this kid is not only hiding ina vampire society.. he now has to hunt down the last humans and EAT THEM…. DUN DUN DUN… OH THE DRAMA

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  12. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    he also meats a vampire girl that he likes and she is in the hunt with him …UH OH

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  13. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    WOW… you have to read all of the books by john green, AND A BOOK CALLED LOCKDOWN BY ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH

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    • I think weishi has read a lot of john green books, and i have read lockdown, but i didn’t like it that much… 😦 it was a good book, but when i was reading it, it was written too well, so that i felt that i was inside the prison, which kinda freaked me out… 😀

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    • Hi, Weishi here. I’ve only read Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, and I’m planning to read the rest of his books ASAP. You can find reviews for those around somewhere. And I do want to read Lockdown, since I’m very curious now.

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  14. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    to Weishi: YOU MUST READ PAPER TOWNS BY JOHN GREEN

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  15. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    to yanni : MY FEELINGS ARE HURT THAT U DID NOT LIKE LOCKDOWN……… I HAVE DEVELOPED A SERIOUS CASE OF DEPRESSION AND MIGHT GO HIDE IN MY ROOM AND READ ALL DAY ….wait i already do that

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  16. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    to weishi again: LOCKDOWN WILL BLOW UR MIND….. IT IS A PREQUEL SO I AM VERY HAPPY because the ending was kind of abrupt

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  17. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    well not a prequel but a series of two

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  18. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    btw: i tried to read the gone series but i couldnt get through the second book it was just too boring

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  19. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    YALL MUST ALSO READ A BOOK CALLED DIVERGENT AND SEE IF U LIKE IT……. i know im just pounding yall with books to read but hopefully u will read all of mine and love them just as i read all of yours… except gone

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    • Hi, Weishi again. Yeah, we’ve both read divergent and insurgent. I don’t know whether are review for that is up or not right now, but it’s definitely written. And it’s great that you’re recommending all these books! We really need lots of reading material and you have great taste!

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      • Posted by blackbeast35 on July 23, 2012 at 2:45 am

        to whoever, sorry… i didnt know if u had read divergent or not… i couldnt find the review when i searched for it… i apologize for not liking the gone series… book 2 was just super duper boring… anyway i will try to find ender’s game and code name verity…….. I SERIOSLY CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK TO COME OUT FOR EITHER PERCY JACKSON OR THE HUNT BECAUSE THOSE WERE PROBABLY THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ…. and unraveling

      • dont forget the kill order and unwholly!!!

  20. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 23, 2012 at 2:48 am

    just finished a book called insignia and it reminded me too much of my previous book, brain jack, BUT IT WAS STILL AMAZING

    Reply

  21. Posted by blackbeast35 on July 23, 2012 at 2:49 am

    i have so much catching up to do with yall… i probably have to read one book per night over the rest of my summer

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    • you should also read department 19, if you havent already 🙂

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      • Posted by Rick on August 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        ok this is rick…. i willl check out department 19… i did get code name verity but havent read it yet… try a series called the chronicles of nick….the author that wrote hat has like 20 other series about the same plotline but this is probably the best one

      • sounds good! department 19 is really good!!!
        I’m reading the hunt at the moment and its great!- but there are some odd scenes, if you get what i mean? 😛

      • yea the odd ways of the vampires keep surprising me….. like the elbow to the armpit thing… and the no hair thing… and the no flaws thing…. and the no sweat….. and the no nervous twitch and the scratching of the wrist … the list goes on and on

      • Yeah, the elbow thing was the thing that bothered me the most, but still, IT WAS AN AWESOME BOOK!! Thanks for recommending it 🙂

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