The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant’s breathtaking dystopian, sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King.
In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.
There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…
So, here’s the thing: This book was just creepy. It was borderline horror. Lord of the Flies meets X-Men meets Goosebumps.
And it was really long.
I liked all the characters. They all made sense and acted like normal people, which is always nice. I read the whole book, which is saying something, I guess. There was no real language or anything sexual or anything, so it’s got that going for it, even though there was a lot of violence and disturbing/scary imagery.
But then nothing was explained at the end. Total Cliffhanger. And there are, what, five other books in the series? If I want to find out what this FAYZ thing is I’m going to have to read five more really long, convoluted, creepy books?
Um, no. I don’t see that happening.
Sexual Content: Mild (some kissing)