on May 22, 2012
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!!
on July 1, 2011
This book was certainly a credit to the series. It was just as action packed and jaw-dropping as the previous three. The books have taken a darker more melodramatic turn and honestly I couldn't be more immersed, granted the first chapter isn't a great attention grabber and had me raising an eyebrow.
This book and series for that matter are not for the faint of heart, as Grant does not sugar-coat things and obviously has no problems letting his characters suffer. Plague shows a different side to those characters that we've grown accustomed to, as the panic and frustration of their situation sets in completely.
I would seriously recommend this to those who thoroughly enjoyed Gone, Hunger, and Lies.
on August 24, 2012
"Plague" is the fourth book of the "Gone" series and the third of four that I have given five stars. And how could I not? I had to stop reading the book to slow down my mind! There were great revelations, great scene-stealing from Brianna, and an ending with devious implications! I've ordered the last two books and will read them in the spring. I need to breathe, man.