Five Star February: The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness

The Ask and the Answer: Chaos Walking: Book Two
 Title  The Ask and The Answer
 Author: Patrick Ness
Summary:  We were in the square, in the square where I’d run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her – But there weren’t no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men…
Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode…
“The Ask and the Answer” is a tense, shocking and deeply moving novel of resistance under the most extreme pressure. This is the second title in the “Chaos Walking” trilogy. [1]
Why I Loved It: I reviewed this last November, and the more I thought about it the more I loved this book and can’t wait for the sequel. Much like Steven King, I love this because I love the main characters.
Who would like this You like Science Fiction, try this. You like Young Adult, try this.  You like dystopian, try this.
Favorite Quote: “He’s wrong forever and ever – It’s not that you should never love something so much it can control you. It’s that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.. It’s not a weakness – It’s your best strength…”