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preview review of A Monster Calls.

so you guys know i'm a total fangirl of Patrick Ness, right?  of course you do. and you all remember how absolutely excited i was to receive an arc of A Monster Calls by him, right? naturally.

but after chatting with the publicist, she asked me to wait until late July to post my review, since the book comes out in September and all. which i totally understand. and since Candlewick is awesome enough to share an advance review copy with me, i should at least be respectful enough to wait and post my review for them. so i am.


i couldn't help but spill a little bit out of my cup that runneth over for y'all.  here's a few teasers from my review...

you know when people say 'there are no words' because they are unable to express extreme excitement or sadness or celebration or sorrow? Patrick Ness finds those words. and holy moles are they some powerful words.

A Monster Calls is a contemporary anti-fairy tale with a simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful story that you need to experience for yourself.

"Stories are the wildest things of all, the monster rumbled. Stories chase and bite and hunt." (pg 35)

to pass the time until my review, or until you can get your bookish hands on a copy of this book, read (or reread) the Chaos Walking Trilogy. seriously, you need to get on that.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Wow. Honestly, I never would have picked up this book because of the cover, but it sounds amazing.

    I love the way you described this book! awesome.

  2. Nothing wrong with creating a little early buzz! You already have me really wanting to read it, as you already know! Don't hate me, I still need to finish the Chaos Walking series...one of this days!


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