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Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Thoughts: Light, by Michael Grant

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Release Date: April 2, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061449180
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061449185
The Blurbish

"It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disap-peared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?

Light, the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ."-Amazon
My Thoughts
Oh, that was a good book! The endgame has finally begun for the citizens of the Perdido Beach, and at this point; there might be no one left standing. 

Some people might point out that Light had a different nature than all the other Gone novels. There wasn't a big dilemma the Fayz residents had to figure out, or some evil enemy to fight, there was just the simple predicament of getting out..... Which of course, was inhibited by an evil extraterestrial parasite trying to sadistically kill them all. :)

One of the interesting things about the Gone saga, is Michael Grant's talent of finding the  not-so-obvious dangers of an occurrence. Such as the danger of starvation; from kids too busy talking to/finding their parents- to actually start harvesting food to survive. These little quirks added that extra "oomph" to the story.

In the end; I thought this was a very good conclusion to the Gone series, there were no "loose strings", and you weren't left wanting any more than what you were served.
Rating: 4.3
What to expect?
  • Nemesis!
  • Gaia 
  • Sacrifice
  • A 40% fatality rate

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear this series ended well! So many series have disappointing conclusions... I feel like that fatality rate was well calculated so I better prepare myself not to fall for these characters :P