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Fear: Michael Grant

Fear: Michael Grant

★★ 5/5 | Published: 2012 | Hardcover Edition | 509 Pages

Synopsis:

It’s been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they’ve built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

My Review:

Let’s get straight to the point shall we?

This is book 5 in the GONE series. I’m going to assume if you’re reading this review, that you’ve either read my previous reviews on the series, or you’re a new person that has read each GONE novel.

Basically the whole dome is split into two sections. Kids at the lake and kids that are under Caine’s rule in Perdido Beach. They still can’t get along and badabing badaboom, chaos breaks loose (ain’t that a shocker folks? *sarcasm le duhh). Darkness is covering the FAYZ wall and eternal night threatens them, and apparently Pete is somewhat alive but not really? As he is like a huge phantom. I didn’t really understand that part, as its very complicated.

For those of you who have not read this series, before I get into the spoilers please mind that I do recommend this series. It’s very different and very fast paced. Though honestly it feels overwhelming at times. But still worth the read, so feel free to check it out. 

ONTO THE MAIN REVIEW:

Of course we rejoin our main cast of Sam, Dekka, Astrid, Lana, Edilio, Diana, Caine, Brianna the Breeze, and Quinn. Granted there are more main characters, though these ones I think the story revolves around so much more.

Plot-wise I felt this story was very great, it felt more like a spin off series in my opinion. Main reason for that is because after four months since Plague ended, and all the characters have grown more rugged, paranoid, and more independent. It’s like they are far more older than the previous books, which actually clicked with me the wrong way sadly. Also the story seemed more high tension from before, which was completely awesome, it fit amazingly well.

Diana again and again pisses me off, I keep thinking she is going to turn good and then poof she fails at that tremendously. Penny is one crazy-arse lady, so happy when she croaked. Never thought I’d say that about a villainous figure but seriously I hated her right down to her fictional bones. And Albert, my gosh! He is a coward who thinks he is so amazing. Truth be told if I was in the FAYZ I’d probably have already hit him in the back of the head with a pipe continuously.

Apparently the kids who chose to leave the FAYZ at 15 actually did end up outside, though that was when the dome first appeared. Newer ones such as Mary Terrafino are somehow connected with the dome, as they die shortly after leaving it. And as a side-effect their bodies becomes horrendously disfigured.

One cool thing about this installment in the series is we finally know 100% that the rest of the world is still intact in someway meaning that one character from before actually could communicate with the outside people through dreams. Then the ending keeps you guessing, though in my opinion they could of just left it off at 5 books, since the ending was one of those “yep it could be done at this point and just leave the very end for people to guess about and ponder, or we could add on a wrap up as book 6”.

One huge cliff hanger sort of thing is when the barrier completely cracks and it becomes a clear sort of thing. Though it doesn’t shatter. Oh and the gaiaphage has a body…. Which the body of the infant “Gaia” sort of reminded me of Renesmee from Twilight. Which seriously doesn’t fit this seres AT ALL. I seriously can’t wait for LIGHT to come out which is the final book in this series. Granted it really is not my first priority.

-Timothy

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Plague: Michael Grant
★★★★★ 5/5 | Published: 2011 | Paperback Edition | 492 Pages
Synopsis:
It’s been eight months since all the adults disappeared.
GONE.
They’ve survived hunger. They’ve survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building in Plague, Michael Grant’s fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series.
A highly contagious, fatal illness is spreading at an alarming rate, while sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they’ll escape- or even survive- life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?
My Review:
I had low expectations for this book. I thought Lies was absolutely brilliant. But this book was better. My reason for having low expectations was due to the fact that I felt like Michael Grant was running out of ideas for this excellent series. I finished this book in one day, And as you know this is a pretty chunky book.
I was seriously shocked with where the story was going, I did not know who was going to die, what would happen next and I even wondered if Sam was going to die. Which is truly ridiculous since he is the main character. So as you can tell, I was so confused throughout this installment. Confusion isn’t a bad thing, especially if it comes down to this series. It made every little thing much more thrilling. Lets face it, out of the other books so far this one showed how the characters were growing, how they would react to gore and friends dying and being shredded before their eyes. I loved it.
The plot was unique and really fit the setting and atmosphere this book set in my mind. It felt like watching a tv show in my head. Except none of the characters were actresses and actors from real life. 
His writing style if very and made the story flow very beautifully. I have no negative things to say about this book. Currently I am just in a reading hangover because I don’t know what to do until I get Fear in the mail from Amazon.
If you haven’t checked this series out yet, what are you doing? Living under a rock? I highly recommend this book. Through the series it has its ups and downs but it really ties itself together by the end of each novel. Plus the way it goes really makes you love the good guys in one book, then love the bad guys in the next.
And the introduction of new characters. My god! Toto is a funny, quirky, slightly crazy character. Since he was introduced in this book, I could not wait til it shifted back to the characters with him. Plus the way Mr. Grant writes his stories is absolutely brilliant. So much stuff is going on within the FAYZ, and we see it all happening. We switch between so many characters, yet I was not dizzy from it at all. It really anchored the story well.
Bottom line, this book is one of my favorites now.
So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.
Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion. 
-Timothy
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Plague: Michael Grant

★★★★★ 5/5 | Published: 2011 | Paperback Edition | 492 Pages

Synopsis:

It’s been eight months since all the adults disappeared.

GONE.

They’ve survived hunger. They’ve survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building in Plague, Michael Grant’s fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series.

A highly contagious, fatal illness is spreading at an alarming rate, while sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they’ll escape- or even survive- life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?

My Review:

I had low expectations for this book. I thought Lies was absolutely brilliant. But this book was better. My reason for having low expectations was due to the fact that I felt like Michael Grant was running out of ideas for this excellent series. I finished this book in one day, And as you know this is a pretty chunky book.

I was seriously shocked with where the story was going, I did not know who was going to die, what would happen next and I even wondered if Sam was going to die. Which is truly ridiculous since he is the main character. So as you can tell, I was so confused throughout this installment. Confusion isn’t a bad thing, especially if it comes down to this series. It made every little thing much more thrilling. Lets face it, out of the other books so far this one showed how the characters were growing, how they would react to gore and friends dying and being shredded before their eyes. I loved it.

The plot was unique and really fit the setting and atmosphere this book set in my mind. It felt like watching a tv show in my head. Except none of the characters were actresses and actors from real life. 

His writing style if very and made the story flow very beautifully. I have no negative things to say about this book. Currently I am just in a reading hangover because I don’t know what to do until I get Fear in the mail from Amazon.

If you haven’t checked this series out yet, what are you doing? Living under a rock? I highly recommend this book. Through the series it has its ups and downs but it really ties itself together by the end of each novel. Plus the way it goes really makes you love the good guys in one book, then love the bad guys in the next.

And the introduction of new characters. My god! Toto is a funny, quirky, slightly crazy character. Since he was introduced in this book, I could not wait til it shifted back to the characters with him. Plus the way Mr. Grant writes his stories is absolutely brilliant. So much stuff is going on within the FAYZ, and we see it all happening. We switch between so many characters, yet I was not dizzy from it at all. It really anchored the story well.

Bottom line, this book is one of my favorites now.

So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.

Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion. 

-Timothy

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Lies: Michael Grant
★★★★ 4/5 | Published: 2010 | Paperback Edition | 447 Pages
Synopsis:
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:
So at first I found this book kind of boring, but that only lasted about 30 pages. Then I started feeling like this book was going to be more of a filler novel. Just to get the story from one spot to another. Boy was I wrong.
Out of the books so far in the Gone series, this one has got to be my favorite one. It takes place 4 months after Hunger ends off. We get introduced to many more new characters which is good and bad. Good because we see the FAYZ in different perspectives, letting us understand this world that they inhabit. Bad because it is hard to keep track of so many characters. Too much seemed to be happening but after a while it seemed like the dust cleared and the story was laid out before me. Ergo letting me understand it.
Now because of more characters being introduced some of my favorites weren’t in it as much as before. Sam had a breakdown along the story (which made perfect sense) so he was facing his fears. Jack, Dekka and Brianna were starting to catch a sickness. Which I assume is the sickness that is in the fourth book Plague. Then at some points I was thinking Edilio was going to die. Especially since the Town Council seemed to be falling apart from the inside.
Now for this book my favorite characters had to be Orc, Howard, Edilio, Jack, Artful Roger, Diana, Orsay, and Wisdom. Yes that is a bunch of characters, but Michael Grant’s writing makes it flow together nicely. Making almost all the characters truly likeable. Sadly though I completely hated Astrid, Little Pete and Zil in this book. Astrid because she was trying to control everything and when everything was placed on her shoulders she quit. Little Pete because its starting to seem like he isnt that autistic as before and he is just acting like a spoiled little baby. With all of that power he has pent up he should just destroy the gaiaphage and take down the barrier. There are many reasons I detested Zil. But downright when Dekka let him die I was just so happy. I actually wooped out in joy.
Overall I loved this book more than Hunger and Gone and I plan on reading Plague very soon. Not right away because I’m still waiting for my bookshop to have Fear so that I don’t have to wait for the next book so anxiously. I do recommend this series because it is very well written, the character development is brilliant. And in each book we slowly start to realize that the FAYZ is starting to descend in to madness and it is becoming a very dark place indeed. 
So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.
Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion. 
-Timothy
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Lies: Michael Grant

★★★★ 4/5 | Published: 2010 | Paperback Edition | 447 Pages

Synopsis:

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:

So at first I found this book kind of boring, but that only lasted about 30 pages. Then I started feeling like this book was going to be more of a filler novel. Just to get the story from one spot to another. Boy was I wrong.

Out of the books so far in the Gone series, this one has got to be my favorite one. It takes place 4 months after Hunger ends off. We get introduced to many more new characters which is good and bad. Good because we see the FAYZ in different perspectives, letting us understand this world that they inhabit. Bad because it is hard to keep track of so many characters. Too much seemed to be happening but after a while it seemed like the dust cleared and the story was laid out before me. Ergo letting me understand it.

Now because of more characters being introduced some of my favorites weren’t in it as much as before. Sam had a breakdown along the story (which made perfect sense) so he was facing his fears. Jack, Dekka and Brianna were starting to catch a sickness. Which I assume is the sickness that is in the fourth book Plague. Then at some points I was thinking Edilio was going to die. Especially since the Town Council seemed to be falling apart from the inside.

Now for this book my favorite characters had to be Orc, Howard, Edilio, Jack, Artful Roger, Diana, Orsay, and Wisdom. Yes that is a bunch of characters, but Michael Grant’s writing makes it flow together nicely. Making almost all the characters truly likeable. Sadly though I completely hated Astrid, Little Pete and Zil in this book. Astrid because she was trying to control everything and when everything was placed on her shoulders she quit. Little Pete because its starting to seem like he isnt that autistic as before and he is just acting like a spoiled little baby. With all of that power he has pent up he should just destroy the gaiaphage and take down the barrier. There are many reasons I detested Zil. But downright when Dekka let him die I was just so happy. I actually wooped out in joy.

Overall I loved this book more than Hunger and Gone and I plan on reading Plague very soon. Not right away because I’m still waiting for my bookshop to have Fear so that I don’t have to wait for the next book so anxiously. I do recommend this series because it is very well written, the character development is brilliant. And in each book we slowly start to realize that the FAYZ is starting to descend in to madness and it is becoming a very dark place indeed. 

So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.

Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion. 

-Timothy

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Hunger: Michael Grant
★★★★ 4/5 | Published: 2009 | Paperback Edition | 590 Pages
Book Synopsis (On the back of the book)
It’s been three months since all the adults disappeared.
GONE.
Food ran out weeks ago and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself and even the good ones turn murderous.
But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them. The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
The Review:
*Review specified for people who’ve read the book. Filled with spoilers.*
Don’t get the star rating misunderstood. I admit I still loved this book and it was way better than Gone. But, it took too long for anything to happen. I mean you’d think with food running out and war looming again that it would be exciting from the beginning but by page 85 nothing happened yet. Luckily this book is still long and when the action finally picked up it stayed constant.
Truthfully there were a few parts that seemed just mashed in there which had jagged edges to it. For example when Lana and Cookie split off from Quinn and Albert. I have no clue what happened to Cookie. That part was so vague. We knew he brought Lana’s letter to Sam but besides that you would think he would be a main character since he was basically the Healers assistant. 
I have to admit that Michael Grant’s writing is starting to leave an imprint on me. The way he makes the characters come to life seriously makes me flip page after page, guessing what happens next and being so happy when I’m wrong. The story just keeps you guessing. Like the way he writes makes you hate Drake and Computer Jack yet later on you feel like you understand why Jack did the decisions he did but also not feel too connected to him anymore. Through this book Jack was pretty much a wild card, I did not know which side he aligned himself with which made this story all the better.
Now on to favorite characters for this book. Just like last time Brianna “Breeze” was my favorite character. She had a bigger spotlight during this book. As well as Dekka which surprised me since she was not very major during Gone. Then Astrid and Edilio really shined, because with all the problems happening for Same, both Astrid and Edilio truly showed that they can be more than just second in command. When Sam is going through so much both show that without hesitation they can take charge of the matter at hand.
Unlike in the first book though Little Pete just annoyed me, I know he is autistic but during this book you would at least think he would give a little more clue to what the gaiaphage is. But I’m sure that is one of the mysteries that unfolds through the series.
The ending actually made me feel sympathetic for Caine and Diana. Which thoroughly shocked me. I completely hated their attitudes along with Drake but it showed that when tragedy strikes there are no good or bad. Just so many endless shades of gray. Except for the Darkness (gaiaphage) now that thing is just very many layers of crazy and evil. Now I have a feeling the Darkness will still make an appearance in the next few books, due to the fact that Duck took it down to the bottom of the barrier but I think it takes over Ducks body. 
Seriously this series has me wrapped around it. As soon as I finish a few more books on my TBR pile I will definitely read Lies, the third book in this six book series. I recommend this series whole-heartedly. So why not check it out?
So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.
Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion.
-Timothy
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Hunger: Michael Grant

★ 4/5 | Published: 2009 | Paperback Edition | 590 Pages

Book Synopsis (On the back of the book)

It’s been three months since all the adults disappeared.

GONE.

Food ran out weeks ago and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them. The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.

The Review:

*Review specified for people who’ve read the book. Filled with spoilers.*

Don’t get the star rating misunderstood. I admit I still loved this book and it was way better than Gone. But, it took too long for anything to happen. I mean you’d think with food running out and war looming again that it would be exciting from the beginning but by page 85 nothing happened yet. Luckily this book is still long and when the action finally picked up it stayed constant.

Truthfully there were a few parts that seemed just mashed in there which had jagged edges to it. For example when Lana and Cookie split off from Quinn and Albert. I have no clue what happened to Cookie. That part was so vague. We knew he brought Lana’s letter to Sam but besides that you would think he would be a main character since he was basically the Healers assistant. 

I have to admit that Michael Grant’s writing is starting to leave an imprint on me. The way he makes the characters come to life seriously makes me flip page after page, guessing what happens next and being so happy when I’m wrong. The story just keeps you guessing. Like the way he writes makes you hate Drake and Computer Jack yet later on you feel like you understand why Jack did the decisions he did but also not feel too connected to him anymore. Through this book Jack was pretty much a wild card, I did not know which side he aligned himself with which made this story all the better.

Now on to favorite characters for this book. Just like last time Brianna “Breeze” was my favorite character. She had a bigger spotlight during this book. As well as Dekka which surprised me since she was not very major during Gone. Then Astrid and Edilio really shined, because with all the problems happening for Same, both Astrid and Edilio truly showed that they can be more than just second in command. When Sam is going through so much both show that without hesitation they can take charge of the matter at hand.

Unlike in the first book though Little Pete just annoyed me, I know he is autistic but during this book you would at least think he would give a little more clue to what the gaiaphage is. But I’m sure that is one of the mysteries that unfolds through the series.

The ending actually made me feel sympathetic for Caine and Diana. Which thoroughly shocked me. I completely hated their attitudes along with Drake but it showed that when tragedy strikes there are no good or bad. Just so many endless shades of gray. Except for the Darkness (gaiaphage) now that thing is just very many layers of crazy and evil. Now I have a feeling the Darkness will still make an appearance in the next few books, due to the fact that Duck took it down to the bottom of the barrier but I think it takes over Ducks body. 

Seriously this series has me wrapped around it. As soon as I finish a few more books on my TBR pile I will definitely read Lies, the third book in this six book series. I recommend this series whole-heartedly. So why not check it out?

So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.

Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion.

-Timothy

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posted 2 years ago

Gone: Michael Grant
★★★★★ 5/5 | Published: 2008 | Paperback Edition | 558 Pages
Book Synopsis (On the back of the book)
In the blink of an eye. 
Everyone disappears.
GONE.
Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents-unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers- that grow stronger by the day.
It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.
The Review:
As I turned that final page I just had to lay the book on my shelf, stare off into space, and whisper “Wow…” Then think about how I could live my life until I get the sequel.
Wow.
This book was so amazing. I finished it in a day and a half. It was THAT good. It is so hard to explain this book in words. So I shall explain it the best way I can. ASDFGHJKL. Yep it was that amazing.
Ok so in all seriousness we follow multiple characters, and each character has their own uniqueness. From page 1 the excitement and thrills starts right up and it ends well after the book is already done. The last series I read that was this awesome would have to be Vampire Academy. Ironically they are both a 6 book series.
So out of all the characters I would have to say I like Sam Temple, Brianna “Breeze” and Lana Arwen Lazar. For many reasons. Sam was the perfect main character, he did not annoy me out of my mind like some other books mains, his power is just amazing and he reminds me somewhat of Harry Potter. Because he does not want to be a leader but the position is basically thrown onto him. Brianna because she seems so innocent yet she has a strength to her that Astrid seems to lack. Of course Lana because she faces everything she needs to without backing down. Plus her power is pretty useful in the FAYZ (the dome thats fallen over Perdido Beach) since without adults there not everyone wants to help out in the community. So her healing power is very beneficial to the crew, the kids and the child residents. 
Now each chapter had more action in it than the last, it was all rising til the climax of the book and even then it was as if the book was just pushing you as far as you could go, then make you love it even more. Plus this book had some points where I thought “Ohp, ohp, ohp! I know what happens next!”. And then Vrrrrrooom something else happens. So this book has so much twists and turns. But there is one character I hated with a passion.
Quinn.
Throughout the whole book he just did not use his head. When the coyotes were attacking Mother Mary and the prees, he just watched without shooting his gun. His job was to shoot any enemy that tried attacking but instead he hid on the roof. Then when he had an opportunity to kill Drake from the roof, he didn’t do shizz. Because of him more children died than was necessary and Sam got injured because of his lack of courage. His character was unreal. In that kind of situation anyone should know better. Especially since he is a teenager.
Now through and through I loved this book, and recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new. I mean honestly I thought it would not be such an amazing read but obviously I was wrong.
So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.
Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion
-Timothy
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Gone: Michael Grant


★★★★★ 5/5 | Published: 2008 | Paperback Edition | 558 Pages


Book Synopsis (On the back of the book)

In the blink of an eye. 

Everyone disappears.

GONE.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents-unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers- that grow stronger by the day.

It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.

The Review:

As I turned that final page I just had to lay the book on my shelf, stare off into space, and whisper “Wow…” Then think about how I could live my life until I get the sequel.

Wow.

This book was so amazing. I finished it in a day and a half. It was THAT good. It is so hard to explain this book in words. So I shall explain it the best way I can. ASDFGHJKL. Yep it was that amazing.

Ok so in all seriousness we follow multiple characters, and each character has their own uniqueness. From page 1 the excitement and thrills starts right up and it ends well after the book is already done. The last series I read that was this awesome would have to be Vampire Academy. Ironically they are both a 6 book series.

So out of all the characters I would have to say I like Sam Temple, Brianna “Breeze” and Lana Arwen Lazar. For many reasons. Sam was the perfect main character, he did not annoy me out of my mind like some other books mains, his power is just amazing and he reminds me somewhat of Harry Potter. Because he does not want to be a leader but the position is basically thrown onto him. Brianna because she seems so innocent yet she has a strength to her that Astrid seems to lack. Of course Lana because she faces everything she needs to without backing down. Plus her power is pretty useful in the FAYZ (the dome thats fallen over Perdido Beach) since without adults there not everyone wants to help out in the community. So her healing power is very beneficial to the crew, the kids and the child residents. 

Now each chapter had more action in it than the last, it was all rising til the climax of the book and even then it was as if the book was just pushing you as far as you could go, then make you love it even more. Plus this book had some points where I thought “Ohp, ohp, ohp! I know what happens next!”. And then Vrrrrrooom something else happens. So this book has so much twists and turns. But there is one character I hated with a passion.

Quinn.

Throughout the whole book he just did not use his head. When the coyotes were attacking Mother Mary and the prees, he just watched without shooting his gun. His job was to shoot any enemy that tried attacking but instead he hid on the roof. Then when he had an opportunity to kill Drake from the roof, he didn’t do shizz. Because of him more children died than was necessary and Sam got injured because of his lack of courage. His character was unreal. In that kind of situation anyone should know better. Especially since he is a teenager.

Now through and through I loved this book, and recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new. I mean honestly I thought it would not be such an amazing read but obviously I was wrong.

So if you have a film or book you want me to check out, just ask. Simple as that.

Maybe I’ll love it and maybe i’ll hate it but at least you have another opinion

-Timothy

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