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The fifth book in the bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant continues the page -turning saga of Sam, Astrid, and Drake in their terrifying. As a member of the Cockburn Libraries, you have access to over 20, eBooks, 1, downloadable audioBooks and eMagazines. Fear: A Gone Novel eBook: Michael Grant: Kindle Store. I think this is my fave.

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Read "Lies" by Michael Grant available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. It's been seven months since all the adults. 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. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Shortly after the world-changing events of Gone () and Lies (Gone Book 3) - Kindle edition by Michael Grant. Download.

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We also get, in some three or four chapters, the perspective of Little Pete, Astrid's autistic brother. The kaleidoscopic and disjointed view he has on the life of the FAYZ is so intriguing, I wished we had gotten these from book one. My only real bash against this series as a whole is the re-caps.

Or lack there of. I feel like this series lends itself to a TV show set-up amazingly well. And in that regard I felt like I needed a little "Previously On And even within this novel, there are so many characters, so many plots, that I forgot the death of a major character, to the point that when it was brought up by someone else in the story, I was shocked and horrified a second time. I'm not saying Grant doesn't handle this all well, he does, like a pro; I just feel like maybe this one in particular does definitely jump around perspectives more so than the previous books.

There are now only two left in the series. And I read that the last will fully explain the causes of the FAYZ and detail life after it has ended for the kids.

I don't want this series to end. And, as always, with the scandalous cliffhanger this one ends with, waiting another year will be utter torture. View all 13 comments. May 13, Rachel rated it it was ok. I read the first book of the series and loved it. Second, a tad less.

Third, I started to hate the characters and find some mistakes in the writing. And now I'm just reading it to see how it ends. I mean, it's a good book, it just has a lot of stuff going on.

Things that bother me: He just keeps throwing them at you! There's so many that when they reappear in the story line I have to text my friend so she can remind me who they are! Only A, D, G, and C. How in the world did that get past the editors?!?!?! Did any of them have a musical background? I guess not My friends can't even pronounce that name correctly. We'd be just happy if you left it at the Darkness even if it does sound a tad cheesy.

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What do they mean? Where are they coming from? You don't even get an explaination for that! Some goes for the weed smoking. View all 48 comments. Het verhaal word echt steeds beter, gekker en bizarder!!!!

Tot 1: Wat gebeurt er met Pete? Drake is terug?! Wtf is er met Hunter aan de hand echt jeuk gehad tijdens het lezen? Knapt er nu eindelijk eens iets in Astrid? En nutella!!! Zo genoeg om jullie nieuwsgierig te maken, en nu lezen!!! Mar 25, Emma Hoke rated it really liked it. Plague, out of all the four Gone novels, was definitely the most graphic and harsh, but very realistic.

The thing I like about Michael Grant is that he doesn't gloss over stuff, but dives right into it-- the characters, the plot, the drama, was all perfectly detailed and well- written.

I like how the author goes between different kids in all his books, because it lets the readers get a good feel of what everyone is going through. The kids were all very relateable, to me, with all their strengths Plague, out of all the four Gone novels, was definitely the most graphic and harsh, but very realistic.

The kids were all very relateable, to me, with all their strengths and flaws put out there in the wide open. They made me laugh and cry: It is a fast read that kept me up all night, fast-paced and suspenseful.

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Can't wait for Fear in !! Feb 12, Maha rated it really liked it. Overall, it is interesting enough for me to continue, but not so much that I couldn't wait to see the ending due to genuine excitement. I rushed through the last 30 pages because I just wanted to finish this and move on to other books. I guess this series so far is okay. Aug 21, smoreads rated it it was amazing.

My, how I love the Gone novels. However, out of all the four novels, be warned: Plague wins the gross-out award, for sure. Let's just say that the "plague" is not your average virus and tbh, it isn't even the least of the kids' worries. Apr 20, Taylor rated it it was amazing.

I just finished this book yesterday And believe me when I say, this was one of the best uses of paper and ink ever! I've been anxious for this book to come out since the minute I finished "Lies," which, at the time, was my favorite of the Gone series. Sorry, "Lies," but you have been replaced by "Plague" as my new Gone series fave. With non-stop action, crazy plot twists, confusing relationships, freakish bugs, I just finished this book yesterday With non-stop action, crazy plot twists, confusing relationships, freakish bugs, and a downright nasty flu, "Plague" did not fail to sate my hunger wow I thought I'd read somewhere that "Gone" was going to end up being a saga, which would mean only four books.

So when I finished Plague, you can imagine that I sort of freaked out. Along with Litte Pete becoming some sort of disembodied entity or something like that. I was very happy when I disovered that there are going to be two more books, which is why I thank my mom and her quick Internet-searching abilities. Things in "Plague" that made me want to scream: He is a sick, twisted, evil person and I can't stand him at all.

Too bad he can't die at the time being I loved the way Sanjit handled Lana. It was funny and cute, and now they are my favorite FAYZ couple. They complement each other very well. The small parts of the book that switched over to Little Pete's point of view were very, very strange. I mean, I guess that's what you get from an extremely powerful, autistic kid. I liked how it ended the book though.

It leaves it wide open for the next installment. Is Astrid going to kill herself now? It seriously seems like it. She did what was right, and it's not like Little Pete is dead I think, and then again, she doesn't know that. I liked how Jack stepped up his game. He's actually kind of important now. Caine is a deceiving, lying, manipulative creep. He's almost worse than Drake!

I felt so bad for Diana, even though she's hardly any better. I like the way the kids split up and either went with Sam or Caine sorry, King Caine. That was one of many great ideas throughout the book. View 1 comment. Jun 19, Hannah rated it it was ok. Three words to describe this book No, scratch that. Three words to describe this entire series: This book was pretty much exactly like the other books.

Things go from bad to worse, of course. More minor people die, the main protagonists continue to live, and new issues continue to present themselves.

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No new ground is made in breaking out of the FAYZ. But this entire plot follows along the same exact freakin' lines as the other books. Yeah, the hurdles are Three words to describe this book Yeah, the hurdles are new, ones that hadn't previously occurred, but they aren't fresh.

It's hard to explain, quite frankly, but this book was far from interesting and original. The emotions, in my opinion, range on ridiculous. I found it especially hilarious that Sam was having a temper tantrum throughout the entire book because Astrid wouldn't have sex with him. I just could not rap my head around his childish emotional throw up, let alone relate it. It's this kind of jerk that parents warn their little girl to stay away from.

He doesn't love Astrid enough to respect her choice to wait. While it's true that he doesn't force himself upon her or anything, he does go on this angry rant throughout the entire book, bashing her and her 'inconvient' morals. I guess this is a nice break from the cliche that plagues most YA novels today: However, I've never even liked Sam as a character.

He's flat, but in a completely depressed and self-pitying kind of way. So, in this installment, you can imagine my despair as the flat emotional dumpage continued to pile up in an even worse way. Speaking of sex, everything in this book seemed to have some tie to it. The idea, and action itself, was everywhere. I can see why the author made it such a heavy theme.

He wants to underscore the complete decay of the kid's morals and rationality. He wants to convince the reader of the psychological impact of desperation and sin when humanity itself seems to collapse.

It's actually quite animalistic, the transformation. While I understand that, I didn't enjoy reading about it. At all. The whole Diana and Caine thing seemed unnecessary, not to mention hard to read.

Of course, it lead to something, and that something will obviously be important in the next few books. But, in any case, watching kids act that way just made me feel dirty. Through all my criticisms, I still will not put this series down. I'm curious as to how it will end. Very curious. I'm hoping Grant will throw in this huge twist in the end, a conclusion worthy of 6 books.

The book also presents some interesting themes and philosophical ideas, especially when concerning religion. While I might not agree with Grant on his propositions, I still find it intriguing to explore his opinion. No matter what, I will keep on reading till the end, even if the next book is even worse than this one. Even though I didn't enjoy this book, I want to see this series to completion, and hopefully it pays off. Nov 26, Brittany Grace rated it did not like it Shelves: The first book in this series was amazing and one of the best books I've read.

Sadly, this series seems to be one in which the quality of the book declines with each sequel. This book was entirely too graphic with the descriptions of the plague and the bugs. I did not appreciate that; in fact, it made me sick to my stomach at some points and I had to put the book down for fear of losing my lunch. I realize that Michael Grant is trying to be realistic with the types of problems these characters w The first book in this series was amazing and one of the best books I've read.

I realize that Michael Grant is trying to be realistic with the types of problems these characters would face in this situation, but I have long since tired of the constant hunger and lack of electricity, and adding problems like the plague and mutated bugs just makes it worse. In my opinion, all these problems detract and distract from the best part of this story: Speaking of which, what happened to all the battles between "moofs" in the first story?

I miss those! They were the best part of the first book! The whole reason I fell in love with the story was because of the reluctant hero and leader, Sam, and his discovery of his powers and himself.

The next few books in this series have transformed this character I was so in love with to someone who was a crappy, mean leader and who eventually did not want to relinquish the power he'd been given. Also, Caine seems to have a case of multiple personality disorder in some of the later books. I get the whole "I'm a teenager, trying to figure out who I am, so I'll pretend to be this fearless leader while I'm really a little kid with a crush on Diana" thing in the first book, but really, still, in the fourth book, he has a bit of the same thing going on?

Personally, I like it best when he has the fearless leader persona going because it makes him a real foil for Sam. She's turned from smart and desirable to cold and mean. And whatever happened to the storyline where she had a superpower? I thought that was going somewhere, but it hasn't been brought up since it was first mentioned in one of the earlier books.

Drake and Britney- not a good decision on the author's part to merge the two. Instead of being an interesting and creative twist, it just seems twisted and weird. And the Darkness. I've never really liked that storyline.

I thought that the battle between the brothers and the evil Drake was great, perfect. Then the Darkness, this unknown quantity whose origins and powers aren't really known is introduced and, to me, it cuts the quality of the books in half.

It's intentions aren't ever really stated- it's insinuated, of course, that the Darkness is a bad thing, but it never really tells what exactly the Darkness is. Is it a person? A mutated animal? Did the radiation buried under Perdido Beach grow an evil consciousness? Fantasy books are pretty much all I read, but that storyline was too much even for me.

So, all in all, first book is great but don't waste your time on the sequels. They're extremely disappointing. View all 4 comments. Dec 16, Wise Cat rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Wise Cat by: It's hard for me to think of what to say even when I find a book amazing.

The suspense continues to build in this one, and I enjoyed the diversity among the kids. There's gay characters too. One thing I have to warn folks about: If you have a phobia like I do about bugs or insects, and you think those 3 inch long roaches are big enough Read It's hard for me to think of what to say even when I find a book amazing.

Read with caution, LOL I loved this in spite of the bugs being pretty prominent in this installment. Also, the bugs don't come from places you'd expect, and I'll leave it at that!

There's a lot of gory or gross stuff, esp. I'd think "Ugh!! So I kept going. If you have a weak stomach, and I usually do, you may want to skip over those parts. It's not as bad as if I saw it on the screen, as I'm sure they would make it look as realistic as possible! My imagination is scary enough, LOL.

I have started the next book, Fear, and so far I'm loving it as I thought it would. This was by far the worst of the books in this series so far. I couldn't bring myself to ever read it so I resorted to listening to it.

I really do enjoy this series but I just wasn't feeling this book at all and it was not my favourite. I also wasn't in the mood for this book but I really needed to finish this.

Glad it's over. I think I'll wait a bit before continuing the series because I'm not in the mood for this. But I enjoy the series, I'm so curious about the ending, and I recommend it! Feb 12, Adam rated it it was amazing. Nov 27, Epizeuxis rated it really liked it Recommends it for: People who: I read both with this in mind, under the assumption that my opinion would end up being similar, if not identical. And, wouldn't you know it?

I ended up loving the latter more than the former. Go figure. To be honest, I feel that this series may have peaked with Lies. While Plague is an excellent follow-up, it feels more like a maintainer than an innovator, keeping the quality of the story steady instead of enhancing it. Rather than significantly improving upon the aspects of its predecessors, as the last two books have done, this installment keeps the status quo.

Now, I'm not saying that Plague is a mediocre book, much less an outright poor one. It's a fantastic installment, to be sure, and I enjoyed it immensely. I'm simply saying that my expectations for this one may have been a bit too high. I approached Lies expecting a lackluster story, and so I was blown away when it ended up being really, really good.

Subsequently, I approached Plague expecting an amazing installment that would somehow be an improvement over all past efforts, and so I was left a bit disappointed when it ended up being great, but not better , as many fans claim it to be. If I hadn't perused others' reviews of the sequels prior to devouring them myself, I wouldn't have read this book with several preconceived notions.

Notions that ultimately tainted my reading experience. I do apologize for being unfair, Plague , but what's done is done. I do hope that you can one day forgive me. But enough apologizing.

Let's review. Improvements 1. Once again, Grant manages to make the story even darker than those of previous installments. This book is incredibly violent, and contains some shockingly disturbing scenes. The mature and uncompromising nature of the storytelling in this series is one of its largest strengths, and the author's dedication to outdoing himself with every new release is a very good thing. What's important is that he never takes things too far.

Grant repeatedly proves himself capable of pushing boundaries with thoughtfulness and precision. He does so with enough force to keep things exciting, but not so much that he crosses some unacceptable line.

His ideas, while dark and gritty, never seem tasteless or vulgar, and instead feel like an organic and natural part of the worldbuilding and story. Incredibly, consistency is present throughout the entire novel.

I'm flabbergasted by this. I was convinced that discontinuity was going to be an ongoing problem for the entirety of the series, and yet Plague , as far as I can tell, has none. I'm absolutely delighted by this, and I'm tempted to give this book that final star just because of it.

Granted, I was still forced to occasionally reread passages in order to check various details, but, for once, these instances unfailingly worked out in the end. Problems 1. Now, from the beginning, I've enjoyed the treatment of religion throughout the series. It's an inevitable topic to bring up, and what I found refreshing was the fact that the subject was not incessantly mocked or criticized - something that would have been very easy to do, considering the age of the cast and the hardships that they are forced to endure.

Having characters who maintain some sort of faith in a realistic way in other words, not being so narrow-minded and overzealous that their beliefs completely dominate their personalities and turn them into insufferable bigots is an inclusion that I have deeply appreciated. Sure, several atheistic characters, at one point or another, have disapproved of others' beliefs.

And that's wonderful, because such ocurrances are completely understandable and add a very interesting and realistic dynamic to these kids' interactions. It certainly isn't wrong to criticize religion. We are all entitled to our opinions, and it's not as though the institutions of belief are without fault. What has worked so well is the fact that Grant initially maintained a balance between the two viewpoints.

This, unfortunately, begins to change when Brittney is introduced as a central figure in Lies. Now, given her situation, I suppose that her fanatical mindset is not entirely unrealistic.

Heck, it may even be appropriate. Where's the subtlety here? Brittney's attitude in Hunger was a much more realistic portrayal of a religious youth. With every subsequent installment, however, she grows ever more one-dimensional, and this is most evident in Plague. The plot development that has her outright believing that the gaiaphage is God is ludicrous and borders on the offensive, as it effectively turns Brittney's belief into a negative and undesirable thing.

How could a person who is so sure in her faith undergo a complete reversal and become enraptured with a being that is so obviously not the power that she has always believed in? The gaiaphage may as well be the antithesis of the God that she has always followed, and yet she suddenly decides to devote herself to him.

Madness is certainly a factor here Brittany hasn't exactly had the easiest time in the FAYZ , but it feels so very unnecessary regardless. My other problem in this regard is the fact that nearly every character with some kind of belief in a higher power essentially renounces their respective views by the book's end.

Now, I don't blame them in the least for becoming angry and doubtful. It's a perfectly natural thing to do when confronted with overwhelming pain and loss. I would certainly have some harsh words for God if I was put into this kind of situation.

But the fact that everyone seems to completely give up all belief is simply depressing, more so because it seems to happen all at once. I'm unsure what Grant is trying to tell us here, if anything. Is he saying that religious belief is a pointless thing to have, as it causes only problems and hurt? I'd like to think not, but it's hard to say at this point. I just hope that the rest of the series brings back the balance of the first few installments. I'm sure many of you will disagree with me on this particular issue, but I want to make it clear that I'm not attempting to force religion down anyone's throats, whether they be fictional or not.

And, yes, I'm certainly biased, as I consider myself religious. The point that I'm trying to make is that I found the subject handled with a care and respect that is usually lacking in YA works at the onset of this series, and, while it's a realistic step considering the story thus far, it's something that I miss.

While they are an interesting, and gruesome, addition to the story, the antagonistic insects that play a crucial role this time around feel lacking. I love some of their characteristics, such as the fact that they are born through host bodies that they subsequently consume Isn't that just fantastically disturbing?

Where do they come from? How are the greenies involved? How did the gaiaphage gain control over them? It feels as though Grant simply forgot to properly explain his creations, and this leaves them a tad too underdeveloped. The other issue that I took with the bugs is the fact that they feel a bit too over-the-top in their design.

Nothing in this series is exactly realistic or subtle, yet certain aspects of the bugs, such as their enormous size and incredible strength, feel heavy-handed and slightly ridiculous. It's hard to pinpoint, to be sure. There's just something about them that doesn't quite mesh with the rest of the worldbuilding. While the story as a whole is enthralling, it suffers from repetition in certain plot elements. The most notable example is the fact that, once again, Sam is conveniently out of town when danger strikes Perdido Beach.

This seems to happen in every installment. It's as though Grant figures that getting Sam immediately involved would result in a resolution that is too easy and too quickly brought about, and so he repeatedly finds reasons to get him out of the way in order to avoid this.

Now, the explanations for Sam's absences are believable, so I can generally ignore this adherence to a template, but it's still gotten a bit frustrating at this point. This book manages to maintain the level of quality that its predecessor achieved, and that's the problem. Lies is wonderful because it's noticeably better than the works before it. Plague essentially proves that, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There's certainly nothing wrong with this, but it does mean that this installment lacks a bit of the punch that the last few installments have contained.

The Score So Far 1. Lies 5 stars 2. Hunger 4 stars 4. View 2 comments. Woah damn that was a bit bloody tense. RTC when I recover from that emotional rollercoaster. May 26, Stella Chen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's been over two years since I last read this book, and re-reading it reignited my love for the series. The kids in the FAYZ have been beaten, starved, and lied to, all they need now is a plague to help them cough their lungs out.

Perfect, don't you think? Every time I read a book in this series, I'm still amazed at the things Mic It's been over two years since I last read this book, and re-reading it reignited my love for the series. Every time I read a book in this series, I'm still amazed at the things Michael Grant writes.

The struggles these characters go through are much more than physical; it's not always about who can throw the farthest, or jump the highest. I think that's what a lot of books, particularly in YA, lacks.

Other books are always about that one special character who can do things others can't; The Chosen One. Those books are the reason why I usually despise main characters; they just feel so unrealistic. Michael Grant, on the other hand, appears to put Sam in the hero spot during the two earlier books, but as the series progresses on, the readers realize he is not invincible anymore.

Instead, other characters like Edilio, Jack, and my personal favourite, Albert, begins to outshine Sam. That's probably what I enjoyed the most in this book - the depth of the "secondary characters.

Plots that appeared separate slowly converged and become one. It made this book unpredictable. Even when there are so many post-apocalyptic books out there, this book remained fresh and unconventional.

That in itself deserves 5 stars. And I still cannot believe Michael Grant doesn't plan out his books in advance. Like what?! What kind of sorcery is this?! Two characters impressed me the most in this book. One won't be a surprise. Who am I talking about? Only the most intricate, more-layers-than-a-wedding-cake Diana. She has always shown to be one step ahead of most people in the previous books, but she has never appeared as brave to me.

I seriously cannot wait to read her storyline in FEAR! The other character is Charles Merriman, better known as Orc. While reading this book, I genuinely felt bad for Orc.

For some reason, I kind of related him to a 90 year old grandpa who is on the verge of dying. You know, when your body slowly breaks down, and you want nothing more but to end it? On top of that, Orc felt isolated, misunderstood and a burden to everyone.

To me, his story is as sad as that scene in Up. You know the scene I am talking about. It doesn't have the same backstory to it, but the feeling I got was still the same.

I so desperately wanted to help Carl and Ellie but deep down, I knew it was a cartoon and I can't do anything. Same thing happened with Orc, and I felt a deep sadness and helplessness. If you provide me with water and food, I think I can go on for days, just talking about all the things I loved about this book. But alas, life can't be perfect. I would like to conclude by saying: This is simply due to the amount of details and number of plotlines thrown within this book. There is no way someone can remember it all with just one read-through.

The only other time I've seen so much attention of details and connectivity is in the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. When you sit back and think about it, a YA, sci-fi, post-apocalyptic book has enough world, plot and character development as an epic fantasy book, you know that's high quality reading right there.

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