[Disclaimer: I already posted the below review on my "home" Amazon-site, Amazon.de / included here as probably the majority of the LIGHT target audience is on amazon.com]
I discovered the GONE-series rather late in its lifecycle, when the first 3 books were already available in German and books 4 & 5 in English. So while I was fortunate enough being able to read through all 5 books within a couple of weeks, when I finished FEAR in December with that cliffhanger ending of the dome becoming transparent after one year of isolation between the FAYZ and the outside world, I could not wait to get my hands on the final and concluding book of the series. So, I already then pre-ordered the Kindle version of LIGHT, and even scheduled a day off work for its release on April 2. And yes - it was worth the wait, and I enjoyed the better part of today to read it in one go from start to the end.
I don't want to spoil anything detailed in this review for those who look forward to enjoying this read, but let me note a few impressions. LIGHT truly is the endgame of the series, and like all epic battles between Good and Evil, the end only comes after a long fight with many casualties. Despite the transparent dome, the FAYZ goes to some dark places before the end... There is lots of blood and deaths, and not everyone you loved will survive. All main characters appear again and have their moments. The open questions from the previous books get addressed, and loose ends are tied up (in what I consider to be a satisfying way). There are lots of moments in this final book that will make you smile, or laugh out loud, and some might even move you to tears.
Bottom line, for me, LIGHT has stayed true to the characters and the story built up over the past five books, and presented us with an enjoyable ending that is fully appropriate for such a great book series. I envy everyone out there who may still look forward to reading the complete series for the first time. You are in for a ride!
To quote Michael Grant's own counting, with LIGHT being done, I have spent over 3'000 pages worth of reading time in the FAYZ. It was an amazing journey, and I enjoyed every second of it.