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. 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, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. And all the while deadly rumors are raging like the fire itself, spread by the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. Conditions are worse than ever and kids are desperate to get out. But are they desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?
I finished this book (the third in the Gone Series—by Michael Grant—over the weekend. Actually, I finished Friday but I was far too tired to write a review. College is sucking the life —and money—out of me) and I really, really liked it!
Notice I said liked. Not loved. That’s weird, isn’t it? Especially considering that I LOVED the other two. You can see my reviews for those on my tumblr.
Anyway, why did I not LOVE this book, you ask?
(Yeah, I’m starting with the cons…sorry!)
I don’t think this book was really necessary. I think that the author could’ve just skipped on to the next book and everything would’ve been just fine. I mean, it’s like 447 pages (the hardcover) during which nothing much happens.
I would tell you but…no. That’s just too many spoilers.
- With this book, I really can’t complain about the writing or anything. It’s the same as it was with the other books, except: there’s not as much action and the fates of some characters just make me extremely unhappy and/or angry.
- Introducing new characters…WELL. This is fine. Really, it is. I like most of the characters that were introduced in this book. The switching POVs kept it interesting. BUT (because there’s always a but) I miss the old characters. In this book you don’t get as much Lana as I would like. You don’t get enough Sam. Plus, Sam’s acting like an idiot so…yeah.
- Same as the other books. This book was intense! But also a great read.
- There’s less, in my opinion, gross stuff, if you will. I think there’s only a few parts that grossed me out (like that one kid who gets a hole burned in him). However, if you don’t like to read that kind of thing worry not because the author doesn’t provide details. He just states it as fact and lets your little brain run wild, making up gross images in your head.
- The antagonists are AWESOME. I love, love, love, love, love to HATE the antagonists. And the ones in this book just make it so easy. I enjoyed hating them, I enjoyed being angry at them, etc.
- I honestly didn’t see how things could get worse for this cast of characters but it did. I’m pretty satisfied with the hell the author created for these characters. I’m also terrified by it, though. That’s a good thing for me. :D
SO GO READ THIS SERIES!
And if you do, which you should and probably will *crosses fingers*, let me know how you like it! Or, if you already have, tell me so we can obsess over it together!