Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lies by Michael Grant

Title: Lies
Author: Michael Grant
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: 
ISBN: 978-0-06-144909-3
Stand alone or series: Series (Gone Series)
Pages: 447
Book Received from: Bought
First Lines: Obscene graffiti. Smashed windows.  Human Crew tags, their logo, along with warnings to freaks to get out.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PREVIOUS BOOKS

Synopsis
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 Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.

My Thoughts
Lies is the Third book in the Gone Series.  I really enjoyed the previous two books and was somehow hoping this would be the final book in the series (since I didn't look up how many books are in the series I was clearly wrong) but as it turns out theres yet another book.  Plague coming out in 2011.  So I was kind of disappointed with the ending.  I'm not saying the ending was bad but it left me hanging.

Like Gone and Hunger, Lies has numerous characters telling the story.  It's necessary though because it shows what's going on in the FAYZ.  I found it hard in some parts reading it because I really believe this sort of thing would happen if the adults actually did disappear. Obviously not the super powers bit but the struggles that each character faces and the darkness that surfaces in each of them. Add to that the lack of food and water, the loss of patience with eachother it's shocking to know what those would do when things become dire. So, as you can tell I was really sucked into this one.

Apart from the fact I was kind of disappointed to find this wasn't the last book, I also noticed that there were a number of things that were left hanging at the end.  While I did enjoy reading this book I found it was more to set the scene for the next book. 

For those of you that like dystopian YA this series will be for you!

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