{Bieke Reviews} The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Posted October 1, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 14 Comments

{Bieke Reviews} The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

by Patrick Ness
Published on October 6th 2015
by HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss

Also by this author: The Knife Of Never Letting Go, Release

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

5 Stars

This book was awesome! I’m kind of ashamed now that I haven’t read other books by this author before. I will change that. Now. Because I seriously loved this book so much. I want more. Can I have more?

Mikey is not the Chosen One. He’s just an ordinary guy who wants to graduate high school and work up the courage to ask Henna out before this week’s Chosen One blows up the High School. Again. Because sometimes there are bigger problems than this week’s end of the world.

In this world, all the YA stories are real. There are kids that are the Chosen Ones, who everyone calls indies, they take care of the zombies, the soul-eating ghosts, the vampires,… But this book is not about one of those indies. It’s about Mikey, who’s just a normal guy. We do get a side story at the beginning of each chapter, just a few sentences of what the ‘hero’ is up too, which I really liked. Especially since it’s the most cliche thing ever, making the main story so much more special and original and awesome.

Mikey tries to get through high school and graduate before someone blows it up again. He doesn’t have an easy life and really has no time to worry about all the strange stuff going on in town lately. I felt really, really bad for him. He’s such a great guy and he doesn’t deserve what he’s going through at the moment. But he does grow in this book and I loved him so much! I also loved his twin sister Mel, their mutual friend Henna and Mikey’s best friend Jared, who’s actually not so very normal. They were all so perfectly flawed and I love all of them to bits.

I don’t really know what else to say, so… Just read it. It’s amazing, it really is. I highly recommend it to everyone because it’s unlike anything you’ve read before and I think (and hope) you’ll love it as much as I did.



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14 responses to “{Bieke Reviews} The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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  2. Carol

    I’m so glad you jumped on the bandwagon of Patrick Ness’s lovers! I loved how Patrick depicted mental illness in this book! You should definitely read the Chaos Walking Trilogy, it’s awesome!

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