Author(s): Patrick Ness
Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town?
I think you'll just have to trust me when I say that this book is worth reading. It's grim, yes, but so well written that it's acceptable. I would recommend this to all teenagers. I don't care about your book preferences. This is worth a read, I promise. Five stars - I couldn't give it less. The Guardian Online
Patrick Ness is the critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls and More Than This. He has won numerous awards including the the Carnegie Medal (twice), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Costa and Galaxy Children's Book Awards. He lives in Bromley, Kent.