Quick Thoughts: “The Wide, Wide Sea”

“The Wide, Wide Sea (Chaos Walking #2.5)” by Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Source: Read Online

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Summary from Goodreads:

The Wide, Wide Sea is set in the past, at a time before the Spackle War, and we get a first look at the fishing village on the sea where some very important things happen at the end of Monsters of Men.

Best read after The Ask and the Answer but before Monsters.


I was a bit unsure of this short story because I really didn’t know the characters. I think the decision to use mostly new characters was a good one for this story. It allows us to see more of the world building going on with the story.

This story showed a whole different side to the Spackle. For the most part, all of the books had a very Us versus the Spackle feel. There was no middle ground. This story showed it didn’t have to be like that. The themes tie in very nicely with the other books

The bottom line? Quite good.

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