And the Ocean Was Our Sky

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 With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing...

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Author:Patrick Ness
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  • Luu
    Jul 19, 2018
    Ke? Erik zverejnil svoju recenziu, ptala som sa, ?i m?em e?te pred vydanm nie?o napsa? aj ja. A on ?e: "A? ke? to prelo??." TAK SOM TO PRELO?ILA, OKEJ? A som rada, ?e som to spravila. Lebo keby som nie?o psala bezprostredne po ?tan, vyzeralo by to pl...
  • Emily May
    Apr 16, 2018
    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 ...
  • Julie
    Sep 08, 2018
    A really interesting and unique take on Moby Dick, from the whale's POV. ...
  • Erik Fazekas
    Sep 05, 2018
    Naj?a?? okamih v mojej editorskej karire nastal, ke? som si pre?tal email, v ktorom stlo: "Patrick (Ness) a jeho agentka Michelle (t, ktor je vo venovaniach) by radi vedeli, ?o si mysl? o ATOWOS." Zamysleli ste sa niekedy, ?o poveda? autorovi, ktorho ako je...
  • Sarah
    Dec 10, 2017
    ANOTHER PATRICK NESS BOOK!!!!! I?m pumped!!!! ...
  • Zohal
    Sep 10, 2018
    Patrick Ness has done it again! ? This is a beautiful story. It is an allegory about what happens when you let your hatred run free and don't challenge the lies that it sprouts. I loved how unique this story was and the illustrations were beautiful. I felt empathy for our mai...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Sep 08, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5* I'm not going to lie to you and say that it isn't a little strange reading from a whale's perspective. It is. But, in a way that only Patrick Ness could, it's turne...
  • jessica
    Nov 11, 2018
    'for there are devils in the deep, but worst are the ones we make.' there is no doubt that patrick ness is gifted when it comes to writing. every word he puts to paper is a thing of beauty, if not poetry. the way he tells stories is unparalleled and this book was no exception. t...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jan 11, 2018
    This is an extremely beautiful book and the illustrations were just !! Which is how you write a super good review, kids, by saying your opinion is "!!!" ahem. Anyway. This isn't really like any of the other Patrick Ness books I've read. I thought, since it had illustrations, it was goi...
  • Anne ✨
    Nov 04, 2018
    I am a big fan of Patrick Ness! I admire that he's not afraid to probe the darker side of human nature, and that his books really make you think. On the surface, you might think you're reading a simple fable with beautiful accompanying illustrations. But you soon start to see the darke...
  • Neil (or bleed)
    Sep 20, 2018
    "For there are devils in the deep, but worst are the ones we make." ...
  • Regan
    Sep 24, 2018
    3.75 ...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    May 16, 2018
    *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 wonde...
  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)
    Mar 19, 2018
    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 w...
  • Ellen Gail
    Jul 09, 2018
    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 m...
  • Lisa
    Oct 16, 2018
    Whoever sets out to fight the Devil will eventually find him - inside! Monsters are Patrick Ness' expertise. And they come in various shapes, and tell stories from different perspectives. In this novel he lets the whales tell the story of hunting and vengeance that we all know from ...
  • Benjamin
    Aug 05, 2018
    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 w...
  • Azbaqiyah
    Sep 05, 2018
    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...
  • Kai
    Dec 06, 2017
    'scuse me all I wanna say is OH MY GOD THIS COVER OH MY GOD thanks for your attention. ...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    Oct 12, 2018
    T/W- Scenes of Drowning, Blood Having read and hated the original Moby Dick novel a few months ago, I went into this with somewhat high expectations. This is a re-imagine from the POV of a whale. I like reading stories with animal POVs, however, this story didn't grasp me as much as...
  • ~vatana~
    Dec 06, 2017
    *whisper* patrick ness is writing a new book. *jump on a table* Patrick Ness is writing a new book. *bang pots and pans* PATRICK NESS IS WRITING A NEW BOOK. ...
  • Eloise
    Mar 20, 2018
    "Why is Patrick Ness your favourite author?" I hear you ask... Because reading his books is always an experience like no other. It is always filled with emotion and unexpected elements that make each story unique and new in a way that a lot of popular novels I read (and love to read,...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 19, 2018
    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...
  • Hamad
    Sep 15, 2018
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ? This is a short story by Patrick Ness, in under 160 pages, we have a kind of ?Moby Dick? re-telling. It also has great illustrations which helped understanding the quirkiness of this story. If yo...
  • ℨαrα
    Sep 30, 2018
    Plot ~ Concept: ????? ~ Execution: ????? Pacing: ????? Writing style: ????? Characters: ????? World: ????? Enjoyment: ????? Illustrations: ????? Cover: ?????????? (yes I just di...
  • Leore
    Oct 23, 2018
    3.5/5 stars! This was my ninth Patrick Ness read and I sure wasn?t disappointed. Usually his books are a hit or miss for me but that still keeps him as one of my favourite authors of all time. I also got my copy personally signed by the author as I was very lucky he toured near me...
  • Kaya
    Jul 12, 2018
    4.5 I 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 Thoughts Okay first of all, let me tell you that the illustrations aregorgeous.And it's not even a finishe...
  • Rusty Grey
    Apr 05, 2018
    2.5 stars I'm gonna keep it short . I didn't like this very much . But the beautiful illustrations were exceptional . And I've given half stars for the illustrations alone . And the Ocean Was Our Sky is Moby Dick's retelling . If I say anything more than this , then it would be ...
  • Harley
    Sep 01, 2018
    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, h...
  • Drewthereader19
    Oct 10, 2018
    This was my 6th book I read this month and it sadly is my least favorite book of the month. I'm sad to say that because I was highly anticpating this novel. But it didn't live up to my hype!(: ...