And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

And the Ocean Was Our Sky

With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both...

Details And the Ocean Was Our Sky

TitleAnd the Ocean Was Our Sky
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherWalker Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews And the Ocean Was Our Sky

  • Emily May
    An interesting message but, unfortunately, it seems no amount of interesting messages can make a story about a pod of whales not boring. Sorry.I've definitely said this before but I'd like to stress it again: I love that Patrick Ness gets creative. He thinks outside of the box. He doesn't care for tropes or trends; he simply looks to tell an interesting and unique story. That's why I will keep reading his books. And The Knife of Never Letting Go ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    This is a lovely illustrated graphic novel about the need to analyze war beyond simple prophecy. Patrick Ness really shines when given a basic thematic core to live off of; even a simple story like this feels super engrossing in the context of the gorgeous art. So what I like about this story is the commentary on war and prejudice. Within this story, the primary dynamic is between the whale world and the human world - the human world resents the ...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    *Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!*"Will the world end in darkness because it is foretold? Or becasue there will be those who believe is so strongly they will make it so? In the fear that I always try to hide in my heart, I wonder if there is even a difference."This was a complete whirlwind of a novel. I have no idea where Patrick Ness's book ideas come from, but there was no way his previous n...
  • Luu
    Keď Erik zverejnil svoju recenziu, pýtala som sa, či môžem ešte pred vydaním niečo napísať aj ja. A on že: "Až keď to preložíš."TAK SOM TO PRELOŽILA, OKEJ? A som rada, že som to spravila. Lebo keby som niečo písala bezprostredne po čítaní, vyzeralo by to úplne inak. Mala som totiž nesprávne očakávania: je to krátke, má to obrázky a je to o veľrybách, takže to isto bude metaforický doják ako Sedem minút po poln...
  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)
    Holy fuck, whale feels are real feels.This is like a second coming of A Monster Calls, except not. The art, the themes, the collision of everything at the end to give us Ness' usual one-two punch of truth. My goodness are the visuals in this book is stunning. I may have been iffy with "Release", but damn it all, Ness has brought the good stuff in this Moby Dick re-telling.(Also a non-review but sea otters are still my fave.)thoughts prior to read...
  • Benjamin
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Full Review Posted 🐋This book is a mixture of Finding Nemo and Moby Dick with blood, philosophy and talking whales as protagonists.Will there be a time when a man is prepared enough to review a philosophical book about whales and devil, created by the same human who wrote “A Monster Calls”?This is a very difficult book to rate. How am I supposed to rate the story of a talking whale, of a w...
  • Ellen Gail
    Moving day is finally almost here (this Thursday!) which is why I am 15 books behind schedule and haven't read anything in ages. Sometimes I'm still awake at 3am and I decide to try to read after packing for hours and it doesn't work.This is not relevant to this book at all, just me making excuses for being super tired and stressed and oh dear lord packing 10,000 boxes of books is this literal worst.Anyway. And the Ocean Was Our Sky was thankfull...
  • Kaya
    4.5I know this was short but I literally just read that in one sitting. Patrick Ness can somehow turn a whale story into something deep and thought-provoking. Dang.My ThoughtsOkay first of all, let me tell you that the illustrations are gorgeous. And it's not even a finished copy!The world-building is okay, it doesn't feel info-dumpy.I'M A CONFUSED FAIRYBecause the whales call our sky the Abyss, and from their perspective, they swim down to m...
  • Azbaqiyah
    Plot - ⭐⭐⭐⭐Character - ⭐⭐⭐World Building - ⭐⭐⭐⭐Writing Style - ⭐⭐⭐⭐Cover - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Art Illustration - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Overall Rating - 4.7🌟 / 5🌟My first Patrick Ness book. To tell the truth, I was attracted by it's cover and I never though that I truly enjoy reading it. Maybe I should check his other books. 😚💞
  • Harley
    4.5 Stars.Oh my goodness, this is so incredibly beautiful. The illustrations, the writing, the story, just beautiful. I'm going to try to form words now, bear with me.I sat down to read this and didn't move a muscle until I finished it. Yes, the point of view is from a whale, how can someone write a book with the point of view from a whale and make it elegant? I don't know but Patrick Ness can. I felt sympathy and appreciation towards Bathsheba a...
  • Erik Fazekas
    Najťažší okamih v mojej editorskej kariére nastal, keď som si prečítal email, v ktorom stálo: "Patrick (Ness) a jeho agentka Michelle (tá, ktorá je vo venovaniach) by radi vedeli, čo si myslíš o ATOWOS." Zamysleli ste sa niekedy, čo povedať autorovi, ktorého ako jedného z mála obdivujete, o jeho knihe? A napísať to tak, aby to neboli prázdne reči, ktoré sa hádžu na obálku kníh, že to povedal New York Times alebo niekt...
  • Līga Sproģe
    Oh, Patrick... Ar Patrika Nesa dīvainībām ir jārēķinās, un man tās patīk.Bet šis. :/Sākotnējais paziņojums par vaļiem un viņu pasauli likās tik superīgs. Tad pēdējā brīdī izrādījās, ka grāmata būs par Mobiju Diku apgrieztās lomās. Vaļi medīs nenoķeramo cilvēku mednieku. Okay.Vēl nepārsteidzos ar secinājumiem. Arī sākot lasīt, kad agresija un asinis, un filozofija plūda ļoti bagātīgi. Grāmatām ir jārai...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    This is a relatively short book, around 100 pages with illustrations, so I read it in one sitting and yet I'll probably be thinking about it for days.I'll be honest with you:  I haven't read Moby Dick.  I know that it's a classic and there's all this symbolism but ... I don't care enough to sit down and read it.  I feel like it would be a chore.From what I do know about the classic tale of Moby Dick, it would appear Patrick Ness has taken the ...
  • Laura
    I’ve been a card carrying Patrick Ness fan for years now, but the man can somehow still stun me. I mean really leave me in awe! His worlds are always filled with wonder and power. He’s always testing the limits of writing styles and genres. I know this. But really….how the hell did he manage to pull this one off? How did he pull me into a story told from a whale’s point of view?Yes, you heard that right. And the Ocean Was Our Sky flips th...
  • Joey Rambles
    A Personal Ranking of All the Patrick Ness Novels So, since there are far too many Patrick Ness novels and I haven't done a review for any of them, I've decided to do this list instead. (And all of this is spoiler-free, so don't worry.)Here, in my not-so-humble opinion, is a ranking of all the Patrick Ness novels including this one:9. The Crane WifeIt only makes sense that the book starting off this list isn't terrible. This is Patrick Ness we're...
  • Eliza Rapsodia
    2.5ARC provided by Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest reviewREVIEW IN ENGLISHI was very excited to read an author as popular as Patrick Ness, although I have not read any of his previous novels. And I happen to start with this book.Bathsheba is a hunting whale and, like her sisters, she hunts humans, as they do with her species. As the third apprentice of the ship Alexandra and armed with harpoons, the whales plow the waters in the opposite d...
  • Marina
    RTC soon
  • Cori Reed
    First read of BookTubeAThon 2018 complete! This story was beautiful and I simply cannot WAIT to see the final versions of the artwork. I feel like if I was at all familiar with the story of Moby Dick this could have been a five stars.
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    Chilling. Amazing. I haven’t read Moby Dick, but I know enough of the story to understand the power of this inverse reimagining. Wow.
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  • Giulia
    "Torture me, harm me, kill me. Do all these things, but do not pretend there is a must. That is how evil is rationalized."TW: blood, violenceThis was way darker than I thought it would be. Leave it to Patrick Ness to, yet again, completely take me off guard.I started this book and I was so fucking confused, not gonna lie. But then in the span of three wonderfully written pages, things started to make sense and - incredibly enough - I was sucked r...