More Than This – Patrick Ness

21969786More Than This by Patrick Ness

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 1st, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Point of View: 3rd Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science Fiction, LGBT


BLURB:

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife? Continue reading

Release – Patrick Ness

33640498 Release by Patrick Ness

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 9th, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Point of View: 3rd Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary, Family, Weird Ghosts


BLURB:

Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life.

Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart.  At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela.

But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. Continue reading