Synopsis according to Goodreads:
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?”
You could read it an enjoy the fast-paced, gripping adventure story (with some breathtaking cliffhanger moments). And you can also put the book down and shudder to think how some areas of the world, and the nation, could fall into the same reasoning as the population of this mythic world. And how we as planetary colonists might repeat the mistakes of the past.
I also love that the female character is strong and independent (as the male character is) without being reliant on the male character for a voice or identity. The nature of their relationship progresses in a natural pace, without feeling forced or shallow. All of this makes The Knife of Never Letting Go one of those books that’s not quite YA (although the main characters are young), despite where it may be shelved in the library.
I must warn you- the book’s ending is in no way a conclusion. It’s a little frustrating, as I wanted to pick up the second book right away and keep going…only I don’t have the second book. Yet.
I recommend this book for lovers of adventure (especially the fast-paced, seat-of-your-pants kind), exceptional coming-of-age stories in a unique setting, great balances of male and female character dynamic, and classic “what makes us human” science fiction.
I’m a coffee-fueled, hobby-addicted bibliophage who makes cruelty-free mineral eye shadows (inspired by novels). I’m usually in front of a screen (writing, reading, or gaming), but I’ve been known to emerge for geekery, good food, and dark chocolate.