Books by Patrick Ness

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

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 >

THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

Todd Hewitt has never known quiet. Read full book review >