Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



Currently Reading

The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Series #1)

The Knife of Never Letting Go  - Patrick Ness To be perfectly honest, I was less than thrilled with the first three-quarters of this book. Viola was introduced, and that was interesting, and then I was lost again entirely. There’s a whole sci-fi aspect of this book that made absolutely no sense to me and made me absolutely not want to read anymore. However, when the plot started moving forward, and the last stretch came into view, it was so much more interesting and I was in love. I laughed, I cried, I actually enjoyed a present tense narrative, and all-in-all, it was a really, really good book. Considering that it took more than three hundred pages to get interesting, I’m not sure if it deserves four stars, but I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt, and going with my gut reaction. (Although, who knows, maybe I’ll change it later.)Either way, this is how you create a cliffhanger and use a present tense narration, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.Read more?