• Anna-Roisin Ullman-Smith

More Than This, by Patrick Ness

Updated: Feb 17

Enter a Matrix style world with Ness in this unforgettable novel.





Featuring around main character Seth this novel explores the ideas of reality, whether what we know is true and what people will do to escape the things they can’t face.


Made up of short, snappy chapters More Than This keeps readers on their toes, second guessing what’s really going on and all the while wondering how Seth ended up where he is.

The book opens with a bang, Seth, known only as ‘the boy’ for the majority of the first part is desperate and alone in his final moments, when he dies.


Then he wakes up, naked and bruised and thirsty, but most certainly alive.


He doesn’t know how he gets there, or what this strange deserted world is. But as he struggles to understand what is happening he starts to feel hope, may this not be the end after all. Might there be more to this life, or even perhaps to the afterlife than he had ever imagined.


A glorious read that will inspire and excite at every turn. Full of adventure and heart-racing moments this exploration into reality, death and hope is tantalising and filled with a touch of Ness’s personal magic.


As Seth explores what can only be described as our world left empty he comes across others, like him they too are lost, scared and confused by this place they’ve woken up in, but it is Seth who forges the path to discovery.


We join him as he battles memories buried so deep they have subconsciously affected his life, and we are awed by him as he makes a decision most of us couldn’t bear to make on our own.


We Give More Than This Four Stars




ISBN – 978-1-4063-3115-8 Cover price (hard back) - £12.99 Available as an eBook

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