Waiting on Wednesday – More Than This by Patrick Ness

Posted April 10, 2013 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 20 Comments

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s post is ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ which is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re super excited about.
More Than This
   
More Than This
by Patrick Ness
Expected publication: September 10th 2013 by Candlewick

From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this…
Patrick Ness is such an amazing writer, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything I’ve read of his. But this? I’m completely in love with the concept. Can’t wait.

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20 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – More Than This by Patrick Ness

  1. Dani @ Refracted Light Reviews

    Oooo… interesting. 🙂 I'm gonna have to add this to my TBR. Thanks so much for visiting our WoW!

  2. sqt72

    This sounds great. I see some afterlife-themed fiction popping up lately and I love it. Definitely going on my list. Thanks for sharing– and stopping by!

  3. Janita (Book, Interrupted.)

    Just added to Goodreads! I've never read anything by Patrick Ness, but I really love the cover for this one. It's super graphic and striking. Awesome pick!

  4. starryeyedjen29

    I'm ashamed to admit I've never read anything by Patrick Ness. I actually think I own The Knife of Never Letting Go. But maybe I'll start with this one when it's released…it sounds FANTASTIC. Thanks for sharing!
    My recent post Waiting on Wednesday: Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard

  5. Whoa, this book sounds great! I haven't read anything by Patrick Ness yet, but I've heard a lot of good things. Thanks for highlighting this book today.
    My recent post Waiting on Wednesday – Tandem by Anna Jarzab

  6. Lisa

    I was just reading about this book earlier today, and I just picked up a copy of A Monster Calls this week. This one sounds great — I think I need to read it too!

    Lisa
    My recent post Wishlist Wednesday

  7. Christy @ Love of Books

    I haven't read any of Patrick's books, I don't think, but this sounds really interesting. Color me intrigued. 🙂
    My recent post Waiting on Wednesday: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

  8. ahandfulofconfetti

    Someone on my Goodreads list just added this one to their to-read list. I've never read anything by Patrick Ness, but I do have his first book on my TBR list. We'll see when I actually find time to get around to it!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  9. Kimberly

    I've been meaning to give this author a try for ages! This one sounds like it's going to be a super good read. Awesome Pick!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post this week 🙂
    – Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
    +New GFC Follower 🙂

  10. I really liked Ness' "A Monster Calls" and this one sounds interesting too. Thanks for sharing!
    My recent post [Blog Tour and Giveaway] – Binds by Rebecca Espinoza

  11. Aaiiiiieeeee!! How have I not heard of this one yet? I mean, I LOVE Patrick Ness!! Awesome awesome.
    My recent post Waiting On Wednesday: Penguin Summer 2013 Catalog

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