The other day Amazon had the three Patrick Ness books in "Chaos Walking" trilogy on sale for 99 cents a piece. They are YA fantasy, but being that the price was right I read the sample and then bought the three books. Now, the first book is back to 6.99.
Reading the sample of The Knife of Never Letting Go, I was instantly pulled into the life of the last child on the colony, Todd, and his talking dog. Everyone in the colony can hear everyone else's thoughts, in what they call "The Noise." The book is narrated by Todd in a pidgeon English, that might be a little hard to take after a while.
I haven't gotten too far into the book yet, but it's already clear that something is not right in the town of Prentisstown and Todd better figure something out fast. Unlike our average 13 year old, who has nothing more to worry about than soccer trophies and homework, Todd has to deal with a world without any women, and where he is forced to listen to the thoughts of all his neighbors. I think this is going to be an interesting read.