Thursday, November 28, 2013


by Michael Grant

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy

Synopsis: It's been eight months since all the adults disappeared.  Gone.

They've survived hunger.  They've survived lies.  But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building.  Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don't just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free.  The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion.  A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate.  Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach.  And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they'll escape-or even survive-life in the FAYZ.  With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate  choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?

Review:  After reading the last book of the series, Lies, I couldn't wait to read the next book.  This book did not disappoint.  It kept me engaged and didn't let me put the book down.  It was full of action and struggle.  It did get weird though with the insects and disturbing with the flu and insects.  We seem to know a little more about the darkness and we get more of an understanding of Little Pete.  I'm curious to know where this series is going.  I want it to end well but I'm not sure that it can.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

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