aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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Hook them, and then hook them again (and again)

Last week, I finished reading Patrick Ness's Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking: Book Three.

Pretty much every chapter ends with a cliffhanger. Call it a cheap trick if you like, but man, does it keep those pages turning.

Here are some examples:
- And Angharrad leaps forward into battle.
- "Viola?" I hear from out of the darkness.
- Then we're really in trouble.
- The Spackle are on us--
- Because her mouth has dropped open. And I can see fear move right across her face.

Those are just in the first 30 pages. But you have to read on, to find out about the battle, about who's calling from the darkness, about what the trouble us, about what the Spackle do, about why she's so afraid.



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