The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness | Book Review

So far, this is my lowest rated book of 2018 but I actually quite enjoyed this, it just wasn’t as good as it could have been. In some ways, it gripped me right away and in others… it took a while.

For those of you who don’t know, the Rest of Us Just Live Here has two sides to one story. It takes place in a small town that every so often experiences the presence of supernatural creatures. At the start of every chapter, there is a small, italicised section that tells the story of a group of teens who are essentially the chosen ones that have to deal with the strange happenings around town. The rest of the story follows teenager Mikey and his friendship group as they try to survive till the end of the school year while all of these strange things are happening.

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness | Book Review [Spoiler Free]

A Monster Calls follows a young boy named Conor who is visited several times by a monster, only it’s not the monster he expects, the one from his nightmares. This monster is different and it wants the truth. I won’t tell you much more than that, the book is only just over 200 pages (the edition I read was 214) and some of those are strictly (or mostly) illustrations so it won’t take you long to read it. In fact I  read it in a couple of hours. For that reason I think you’re better off going in only knowing the basics and nothing more.

I’d picked up this book from the library because everyone seems to rave about it. I saw it sitting there on the shelf and I had meant to pick it up a long time ago, now I didn’t have an excuse.

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