Fear (Gone, #5)Featured
Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.
Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.
Fear, Michael Grant's fifth book in the bestselling dystopian Gone series, will thrill readers . . . even as it terrifies them.
Fear starts off where Plague ends. The readers are introduced to a set of different perspectives right from the start. A shocking beginning but one that answers many of the questions readers of The Gone Series have held deep in their hearts since the very beginning. Grant delves into the inner fears of Astrid, Sam,Diana, even Caine. The readers also learn of new secrets each character holds.
The plot twists and turns down dark alleys of the mind and the human soul. The Darkness may be weakening but it has devised a plan that will make it more powerful than ever. Will it succeed? Will the Darkness succeed in bringing Fear to the inhabitants of the FAYZ? As Sam states, " Fear wasn't about what makes sense. Fear was about Possibilities. Not things that happened. Things that might." Only time can tell what will happen...what happens in the Light, the 6th book out in 2013.
The Gone Series is a fantastic thrill ride. One that can appeal to both male and female readers alike. However due to some mature content that deals with intimacy and violence, I would not recommend this particular book in the series to middle school readers. Some discretion is advised.
The children of the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone) have faced a lot. Mutations, starvation, adults gone, you name it. But they have always pulled through. Everyone knew that somehow, Sam Temple or Caine or Albert would step up to the plate and fix things. But no one knows what to do when the barrier starts going dark... Until its lights out for good.
Sam Temple has always been afraid of the dark. So he really starts freaking out when he knows that the barrier will shut off the lights. He's not the only one with a problem. Astrid knows that somehow, Little Pete, who was supposed to be dead, was somehow involved in all of this. She just doesn't know how.
Also, to make things worse, the gaiaphage is growing desperate. He is losing power, and might be gone forever, unless he succeeds in a plan that will make him stronger than ever. And that plan involves the little baby growing in Diana.
I would love to keep going, recount the whole story, but that would just spoil it.
Who knows if the gaiaphage will succeed? Who knows if the coming darkness will prevail in the end? Who will manage to strike fear into the hearts of the inhabitants of the FAYZ? And what will happen in the next book, Light?
Well, immidiately after starting reading this book, one of my main questions about this series was answered. There was still life outside the FAYZ. But also, that answer made me have tons of more questions that are in despate need of an answer.
The characters in this series improve again. I have no idea how Michael Grant keeps his characters so realistic :o It feels as if you're with the characters in the FAYZ. and that's a terrifying feeling. Really, I'd rather live on the North Pole for the rest of my life, or anywhere, than live in the FAYZ for one week, or even one day. In this book there were some new characters introduced, and other ones disappeared and / or died. And of course it hurt me when anyone died, no matter how they died. I just don't like to see characters I have read about and loved from the first part of the series die... Also, all of the characters *and by that I mean ALL of them* changed so much between #4 and #5 in the series, it was almost impossible to 'recognise' them. So this was not character development, but complete transformation of the characters. It annoyed me in the first chapters, but fell in love / hated *in a good way* the new characters quickly.
The plot of this book contains an abundance of unpredictable twists, too keep it more interesting than it already was, which made the book even more perfect. The story was, again, told with the times underneath the chapters. *chapter 1, 65 hours, 11 minutes* and there were some 'Outside' chapters, in which you find out a little more of the horrible thruth of the FAYZ.
Then there was the Gaiaphage, which was still trying to take over the world with a terrifying huge amount of power. and oh my god, what the hell is he doing?!
The writing style of Michael Grant is one of the things that makes this book unique. He writes from multiple points of views *and with multiple I mean that there were over 10* without making it hard to understand the book. It's just a book you're flowing through. The pace of this story was above average, but again, that's one of the things that belongs with this series. A lot of things should happen in a little amount of pages.
I compare this book to the Hunger Games very often. Maybe because I bought the hunger games at the same time I bought Gone #1, or maybe just because I think they're both great series, but I think that every hunger games fan will love the gone series! So if you need to read a hunger games-like book I think this one would be a great choice. *this isn't dystopia*
A great story, with so many plot twists that kept on surprising me. A must for every Hunger Games fan. Even if you don't like Sci-fi, you'll love the gone series, mark my words!
(and OMG the ending, Light (#6) is one of my most anticipated books of 2013! Can't waiit)
The kids of the FAYZ have lived in harmony with each other for four months, ever since the plague and the fighting has ended. Though their is even a greater terror that is awakening. The gaiaphage has died but can be reborn, reborn into a human body. But it needs a newborn child. Diana.
While tis is happening, a blackness is creeping up on the sides of the forcefield. In a few days the FAYZ will plunge into darkness. No light. Fear falls upon the children of the FAYZ, a fear which is so powerful that it could destroy them.
Fear has quite older scenes in it, with Sam and Astrid making love and Diana's pregnancy. This book is not recommended to younger children but more for 14+ age group. This book will blow your mind, truly.