Book review: More than This by Patrick Ness

Assalamualaikum Hi guys! Now I’m back with a book review. I think this is my first book review as before this I ever review product...


Assalamualaikum

Hi guys! Now I’m back with a book review. I think this is my first book review as before this I ever review products, anime and movies.

I’ve said before that I am going to review More than This by Patrick Ness as soon as I finish reading it. So yesterday I’ve finished reading the book and right now I don’t know what to do with my life – haha kidding.

Name: More than This
Author: Patrick Ness
Pages: 480 pages
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (first published September 1st 2013)
Summary:

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?

A/N: THE LESS YOU KNOW IS BETTER

Why I bought this book:

Honestly, I bought this book on a whim. I was scrolling through debookroom website and saw this book was on sale. The price was RM19.90 (exclude postage) and I was like, the cover look interesting, the summary is very vague but makes me want to know more, so I put it in my cart and paid for it.

The waiting for this book to arrive was very painful for me. As I bought this book near Chinese New Year (one of my biggest mistake in buying things online) so I got to wait for almost 3 weeks for this book to arrive. Haha macam beli barang dari luar negara pula ETA 3-4 weeks XD

So yeah, the main reasons are the book is cheap and the cover is interesting. (I did say I like black covered books)

What I think about this book:

I have a conflict feeling about this book. There are 4 parts of this book. I’ll going through the parts so it’s easier for you to read and for me to write (lol)

Part 1: confusing as hell. Man, I don’t even want to know. The story drags on and on without any real point. I was confused and I got to stop reading for a few times to clear my mind before continue to read it. part 1 makes me reluctant to finish this book but I keep going on.

Part 2: is confusing as well but I can manage it. there are many secrets and questions that I need to know. This is the part when I feel like want to skip it and just proceed to the ending. But I don’t.

Part 3: everything starts to unwind and I’m so glad I didn’t skip part to. Everything that I wanted to know in part 2 is answered in this part. This is the part where I’m so glad I read this book. The book is truly mind-blowing (for me, of course) and the author is a genius.

Part 4: it has 69 pages as it’s nearing the ending. In this part I feel like, alamak dah nak habis ke because I want to read more and more and more – you see what I did there because this book is all about MORE

“A book… it’s a world all on its own too. A world made of words, where you live for a while.”

A/N: skip what I like and dislike if you don’t want any spoilers. The less you know is better.


What I like about this book:

  • This book is such a genius idea – one of the reasons why I love to read male authors’ books.
  • The story truly grip me and makes me don’t want to put it down even to sleep. Even when I was on my bed I keep thinking about what will happen next in the book. It’s captivating.
  • It reminds me of Sword Art Online but MORE
  • It gives me Goosebumps and makes my heart racing for every page I read – it’s really good
  • My favourite character is going to be Tomasz because he’s cute and badass all in one
What I disliked about this book:
  • THE ENDING OMG – why it had to end there?! Why you keeping me guessing again, Patrick Ness?!
  • I thought it’s going to be like If I stay – when it said “he wakes” – but nooo it had to be post-apocalypse ☹ 
  • I found it hard to care about the main character, Seth Wearing because he thinks everything revolves around him. Well, you thought wrong!


Overall, I’d rate it 4/5. The book is fascinating and amazing, changing my perception towards dystopian books (but I still won’t read any more dystopian books). It’s confusing as hell, but intriguing – I don’t even know what to say man. It’s just so good and a genius work. Even after I read it, it left me wondering.

I totally recommend this to young adult, teenagers, older readers, those who want to be confuse but want to accept the challenge. It has been an incredible experience to me, so I want you to feel it too!

I guess this is the end of my book review – but it’s more like I’m rambling about the book instead. Gotta work out on the review skills, then.

I hope you will bought or read this book, so that we can share our confusion and excitement.
If you have any book recommendation, please comment down below.

Last but not least,


“Know yourself and go swinging.”

Current read: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

Until I write again 👋

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1 comments

  1. aaa, reading your review makes me want to jump into that book, right now even my sister totally recommend this book :D

    Anyway, this review of yours definitely really convincing me enough to pick the book now hehe thank you for the review, Leo! :)

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