Saturday, May 17, 2014

Book Review: Lies by Michael Grant

(Gone Series Book 3)


It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead—or so they thought.
Perdido Beach burns and battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ, but are the kids of Perdido Beach desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?


My Review

Old enemies return and new threats emerge is this thrilling third installment to the Gone Series. Orsay claims that freedom is waiting on the other side of the 'poof'. If kids will only choose to 'step out' on their fifteenth birthdays they'll be returned to the real world and the loving arms of their families. But is she telling the truth? Sam, feeling constricted by the ineffectual council, decides to take off at the worst possible time as Zil takes his fight against the 'freaks' to a whole new level. Astrid finds herself caught up in the middle of a war. Cain and his crew head for what they hope is salvation, if the island Bug has promised them is real they just might find it. If not, none them may have the strength to make it back to Perdido Beach alive. And who is Nerezza, the strange girl nobody ever seems to remember having seen before?

Lies is a gripping read from its strange beginning to its shocking end. The problem of a food shortage has been lessened thanks to Quinn and Hunter, but with one problem handled, a dozen more emerge. Fires, gunfights, and the walking dead are only some of the dangers lurking around every corner. Can the kids of Perdido Beach survive yet another calamity, or will the darkness win? In this fascinating tale of desperation and madness, it's impossible to guess what will happen next.


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