Monsters of Men (Spoiler Free)


How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Ask and The Answer
More Than This
A Monster Calls


“War,” says the Mayor. “At last.” Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge – the electrifying finale to the award-winning “Chaos Walking” trilogy, Monsters of Men is a heart-stopping novel about power, survival, and the devastating realities of war.


I was hoping for a spectacular ending to this series considering it is Patrick Ness… and The Ask and The Answer was such a good read. I really did like Monsters of Men, but it didn’t quite match up to The Ask and The Answer for me.

Monsters of Men picks up after The Ask and The Answer. It’s so hard to review a final book in the series, but I don’t think I’d be spoiling it too much to say it is action packed and full of fighting/war. It’s also not a spoiler to mention how much humanity are depending on Todd and Viola for survival.

The conclusion to the Chaos Walking Trilogy is an ambitious novel. This time there are three different voices which switch seamlessly between one another. The action in this book is intense and keeps you turning the pages. I do feel like this book could have benefited from being a little shorter. At just over 600 pages I felt like the book dragged in parts which I could’ve done without. It is worth reading though, so please don’t let the length of the book put you off. I’m not one for massive chunky reads at the moment, but Monsters of Men didn’t take long to power through once I got immersed in the world.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A solid end to a series that has been action packed and full of emotions!

5 thoughts on “Monsters of Men (Spoiler Free)

  1. I was really frustrated with the end of monsters of men- until I read the three short stories which are up on his website! have you read the,? (specifically Snowscape/#3, set after the end of MoM?)

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