Saturday, August 22, 2015

New to the TBR Pile (38)

Borrowed from the library:
A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness
inspired by Siobhan Dowd

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...

This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final story idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.

What's new to your TBR pile this week?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. Only two or three, which is very small compared to nine or ten that it normally is. Although, today is really the start of a new week, right? So a grand total of ZERO.

    Thanks for stopping by Writing on a Vintage Typewriter!

    1. Oh, boy. If I got nine or ten books in a week, my TBR pile would be through the roof! I don't read fast enough for that...