Gone. The mystery revolving the FAYZ, Fallout Alley Youth Zone, the barrier surrounding them, hurt to the touch. Little Pete, the autistic 3 year old that kept them in this nightmare, now in a coma.
The series progressed with so much enthusiasm on intense scenes. This is no exception. The story is broken up, as usual, into many characters perspective.
I loved this entry to the series because it changed your opinion on some of the characters. The menacing Caine seems more vulnerable in this story, more likeable. He is still sadistic, but Diana has changed him, in one way or another. Without spoiling anything, Caine second guesses his decisions because of Diana, so she did change him, partially.
Sam, the leader, is sent on a mission, by Albert, to find a new source of water because Perdido Beach`s supply is running low. This leaves Perdido Beach defenceless. The story telling is top notch, just as before, and is really compelling, in a weird way. The gore is raised a bar. In Hunger the gore was raised from Gone, where it was almost non existent, with E.Z.'s death, and now with the Plague, hence the title, having a 'deadly cough' quiet literately, and the mysterious alien-like creatures forming on peoples body's.
The story is more satisfying than Lies, back to it's usual 400 page length, and just as readable. This entry is by far my favourite book in the GONE series. I am reading FEAR, and although it is really good, PLAGUE will be hard to beat.
***** - REALLY GOOD. BUY IT NOW!!