Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: YA 14+ (Contains graphic and gory passages)
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Adventure, Survival
**This may contain spoilers for those of you who have not read the previous books**
Michael Grant never fails. He is a GOD. Each book in the Gone series gets better and better, with thrills, gory yet fascinating scenes, and some kick-ass characters and menacing bad guys. I honestly cannot critique this book, or any of the previous books for that matter. I am so happy I picked up the first book, Gone, and I am so very thankful that I kept reading, even though there were times when I felt like puking my guts out.
It's been four months since Plague - where a super flu ravaged the children of Perdido Beach, leaving many on their death bed. But things are looking up, now that Sam and his crew have found a freshwater lake and have set up camp there. Perdido Beach is now under the rule of self-appointed King, Caine, who rules with brutality and no mercy. Alongside Caine is wary Albert, the businessman, who some believe is more important than Caine...
Even now that the immensely powerful, autistic, unparalleled Petey is gone, the barrier is still there... and changing.... A dark stain is slowly but steadily spreading across the barrier. Which leaves everyone to wonder if maybe this is the way things end in the Fayz... in total darkness? Astrid, who had been AWOL for the last four months, thinks it's time to return back... to Sam, to warn him---to warn all of them about what is happening.
Without light, there is no food, there is no hope. There is only Fear.
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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1) by Moira Young
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner