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Lies (Gone Series #3)

Lies (Gone Series #3) - Michael Grant Book Info
EBOOK, 294 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 2010)
original title Lies
ISBN 0062001477 (ISBN13: 9780062001474)
edition language English
series Gone #3
characters Sam Temple, Astrid Ellison, Caine Soren
setting Perdido Beach, California(United States) California(United States)
literary awards Voya Perfect Ten (2010)
other editions (26)
Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public Library

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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 Thoughts

You would think that a world without adults would be a true test of survival skills, in the case of Perdido Beach the true test after 7 months turns out to be surviving the fears of prejudice against those unlike yourself. The town has turned into a powder keg waiting to blow, a group of the children who are normal decide that those with powers should be ousted from Perdido Beach either dead or alive.

This and the multitude of other concerns that bombard Sam on a daily basis become too overwhelming, especially since Astrid and her Town Council have tied his hands as far as stopping Zil and his Human Crew.

What happens next is horrifying, vividly described in clear detail, over-the-top realistic and also very much what one would think could occur when emotions overrule all other considerations.

I thought that this third book was the most exciting, the most intense and the most visceral of the series so far. Am very much anxious to continue as soon as my next hold is available to borrow book 4 Plague.

[Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]