Books by Patrick Ness

THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being normal when the Chosen One goes to your high school. Read full book review >
THE CRANE WIFE by Patrick Ness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"A magical realist meditation on how to love and be possessed by love."
Award-winning YA author Ness (More than This, 2013, etc.) moves to literary fiction with a tale that unfolds after an arrow-pierced crane lands in a London garden. Read full book review >
MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential exploration of the human psyche. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seth, not yet 17, walks into the Pacific Ocean and ends his life. Or does he? Read full book review >
A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A poignant tribute to the life and talent of Siobhan Dowd and an astonishing exploration of fear. (Fiction. 11-14)"
From a premise left by author Siobhan Dowd before her untimely death, Ness has crafted a nuanced tale that draws on elements of classic horror stories to delve into the terrifying terrain of loss. Read full book review >
MONSTERS OF MEN by Patrick Ness
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"This is a case where half as long might have been twice as good. (map) (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The momentum of Ness's breakneck science-fiction trilogy slows noticeably in this voluminous conclusion that is told in three voices: Todd's, Viola's and native Spackle 1017's. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Newbies will need the first volume to understand this one, and fans are given only a momentary respite as the author continues his tradition of cliffhanger endings. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Ness delivers a leaner, meaner narrative in the highly anticipated sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008). Read full book review >
THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Attempting to address adolescent angst, information overload and war, Ness ends up delivering merely noise. (Science fiction. YA)"
Todd Hewitt has never known quiet. Read full book review >