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!