The Knife of Never Letting Go  - Patrick Ness I really liked this book. The buildup in the beginning was pretty straightforward and only somewhat engaging, but once I got to the part where Manchee dies , and immediately leading up to it, my emotions were swirling and had a few small tears eke out. The first 70% of the book was probably only 3 stars, but once I hit that spot and became totally emotionally invested, it jumped up to about 4.5 stars. The answers we get as the book steamrolls toward the end are heartbreaking. The cliffhanger at the end was kinda overly dramatic - I was hoping for a bit more closure; but, I can't lie, it makes me want to run out and buy book two tomorrow (or tonight?).

Vaguely reminiscent of [b:The Giver|3636|The Giver (The Giver, #1)|Lois Lowry|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1342493368s/3636.jpg|2543234].