Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time.
More Than This was the second book by Patrick Ness I decided to pick up, and to this day it remains my second favourite of all his releases as well, after the Chaos Walking trilogy. Originally this book wasn’t all that high on my to-read list, certainly not above The Knife of Never Letting Go or A Monster Calls which both seemed to have more buzz surrounding them and which both had more intriguing blurbs. However when one of my fellow WordPress bloggers kept mentioning this book to me, saying it was her favourite and a book she loved, I knew I had to pick it up.
There’s no way to fully describe More Than This without spoiling parts of the plot, so all I’ll say is that this book is one you have to read to understand why it’s so amazing. Don’t do what I did and judge it by its blurb.
“At first it’s okay, you know, not perfect, but okay, and you get used to it. Then it gets a little worse, and you get used to that, too. Then one day, you wake up and you don’t have the first freakin’ clue how it got that bad.”
You can check out my review for More Than This here.
What did you think of More Than This? Have you read it yet or is it still on your to-read list? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Standalone Sunday as well.