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Lies (Gone Series #3)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Note: this review is for the first 3 books in general

    Before I start I just want 2 say that I hate it when people hate on some of my favorite books but I just have 2 get my thoughts out. Sorry if I offend u or Michael Grant. I also want 2 say that I finished the 3rd one last summer so sorry if I get any info wrong.

    One last thing (I swear) do not read this review if u don't want any part of the book spoiled. I didn't write the whole plot but it will give some stuff away.

    The plot of this series is so random! At first the darkness defeated, but then it comes back in like every book. Also there are way to many POV's (point of views) in this book. I really think that the author needs to stick to just a few. Plus a lot of the characters don't really connect 2 the plot at all. There's this one kid who has a strange obsession with pools, but then the pool turns into a whirlpool and sucks him into a huge underground tunnel full of strange bats. I'm pretty sure he dies. Like seriously, what does that contribute 2 the story?

    Most of the new developments in the story are so random! Why did Orc turn into a rock person? Why do they even need that kid who works at McDonald's anyway? Why do people keep dying, and then randomly coming back 2 life? It seems like the author had no idea what he wanted 2 do with the series (this often happens with 4+ books series) and when he got bored he would just add some more random elements and backtrack the plot until eveything was very complicated and the ending is very unsatisfying.

    These books are very morbid. Kids get really depressed and start drinking, or they commit suicide, or they get eating disorders. Seriously, all the kids carry around weapons. They are kids for goodness sakes. Poor Sam has the weight of the entire FAYZ on his shoulders, and gets depressed. Orc drinks more than a grown alcohol addict would drink. Seriuosly, wouldn't he die? Mary get anorexia and bulimia, and tries to get a bunch of preschoolers to jump of a cliff with her. Not to mention some of the kids get so hungry that they kill their friend and eat him! I mean I understand that it is supposed 2 be sad, but there needs 2 be a little bit of hope that they will be saved.

    In the end I would not reccommend this book 2 anyone who wants a HAPPY book with a plausible plot line. If you want a good dystopian series try the hunger games, divergent, legend, or even the maximum ride series and maze runner series which are a lot like this but better.

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Stop the chatroom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Tough to get through but set up nicely for the next!

    So far my least favorite of the serious, though pretty intense and suspenseful nonetheless. I felt like this book had waaaay too much going on that it was kinda hard to keep up with. Over the food crisis for now, conflicts arise from within and out. Orsay, one of the newest members of Perdido Beach's community uses her powers of seeing into others dreams to form a following of children that revere her as a prophet. Meanwhile Zil and the Human Crew spread chaos and burn most of Perdido Beach to the ground to get control, while Cain and the starving kids of Coates Academy go off in search of a island reported to house of the mansion of 2 movie stars. Sam, the defacto leader of the FAYZ continues a downward spiral of depression, guilt, and frustration... he takes a more violent stance against the chaotic forces that threaten the FAYZ. It would seem that'd be easier for him to give up his mantle, but when disaster strikes and he's nowhere to be found... the kids of the FAYZ learn how important Sam is. But can he stop the momentum of the Human Crew or the brainwashed kids following the Prophet Orsay?

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    Meh. Good, but not as good as Gone/Hunger. Alright. Lies disappo

    Meh. Good, but not as good as Gone/Hunger.
    Alright. Lies disappointed me, greatly. Astrid and Sam start to fall apart, Sam becomes a selfish butt who's mad because Astrid won't sleep with him (WTH?), there was a very large absence of Caine and Diana and the Coates kids for a lot of the book... And two people, one of which is very important, decide to take the poof. People die, Drake comes back (half-way), Zil and the Human Crew become ruthless and cold-hearted, and, overall, the book was shorter.
    Needless to say, there was just way too much sadness. Like Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, ya know? It was too much. It was depressing. Sad things, I understand. It's reality. People die. Couples break up. I get it. But, also, in reality, a lot of people DON'T die, and a lot of couples DON'T break up. Why is there a need to break everyone's heart by killing off fave characters/relationships? Why? It was too much, and I was disappointed. I'm reading the next one only out of loyalty to the first two books and in hopes of regaining what Grant has purposefully lost...

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