Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lies by Michael Grant

Lies (Gone #3) by Michael Grant.
Publisher: HarperCollins.
Pages: 576.
Release Date: May 4, 2010.
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.

Lies is another brilliant addition to the Gone series, keeping up with the fast-paced action, intensity and all out anarchy of the first two. But with new enemies, new problems and a new level of terror, Lies has taken it’s place as my favorite of the three so far.

The character’s fear of their impending doom is very well progressed. The riots and hatefulness of the children is really cranked up with the separation of the superhuman kids and the humans. Solid relationships, such as Sam and Astrid’s, finally crack under pressure and despite how much I love those two, I was relieved to see their perfect bubble finally pop.

With the main plot of the last book being the children's need for food, this book revolves around the flaws and imperfections of the newly dubbed council, which spotlights on Astrid. I was so happy to see her portrayed in a new light; not the genius that she’s made out to be.

Overall, Lies sits wonderfully after the first and second book. It’s danger’s lie more on personalities in this book, but the gasp-worthy action and plot turns will have you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a fan of the Gone series, I definitely recommend you pick this one up on May 4th!

9 comments:

  1. Great review, I totally agree it is better than the previous books in the GONE series. I am quiet surprised at how much Michael Grant fit into the book considering it is shorter than it's predecessors.

    I'm loving the new characters Sanjit, Virtue et al. And the setup for the next book PLAGUE is great. Astrid was definitely the best character in LIES, though what she did to Mary was callous :(

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  2. Love Love LOVE this series! I'm really glad that Lies is so good, I can't wait to read it!

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  3. Mmm, I've been meaning to get into this series - dystopian! - after hearing so much great stuff about it. After all, five stars (with an !) is pretty impressive ;)

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  4. I just finished Gone and am trying to decide if I should keep up with the series or not. It was entertaining, but also pretty silly!

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  5. Love the reviews, I'm glad you sent me the link. I absolutely loved this series, and another really cool thing, Grant is very approachable. Nothing better than when you can luv the books and the author.

    I have to admit, when I read Lies, I liked that Astrid lost her 'perfection'. I think Sam was right on with all he accused her of and it made the whole story more real to see them fall apart.

    I agree with one of the other posters about the new characters. Awesome additions. Too bad the next book doesn't come out until April :(

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  6. The only I disliked about this book was how short it was. Compared to the others, it was pretty small. I loved it, though. Once again, I have more questions. I mean Wow...The Brittany/Drake thing, pretty crazy. Must read again before April.

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  7. I loved this book and its my favorite only because of this: me and my friend are big fans and my friend dosent have a copy so she and me where reading my copy together and we read the bit where Little Pete lifted up the wall and we screamed together "there's an outside world" JINK lol :P

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