Lies (Gone Series #3)
  • Lies (Gone Series #3)
  • Lies (Gone Series #3)

Lies (Gone Series #3)

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by Michael Grant

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It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

It happens in one night. A girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead. Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness—or so they

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It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

It happens in one night. A girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead. Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness—or so they thought.

As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. And all the while deadly rumors are raging like the fire itself, spread by the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. Conditions are worse than ever and kids are desperate to get out. But are they desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Gone Series, #3
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Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years


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Lies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 464 reviews.
Awesomeness1 More than 1 year ago
I am a little bit sad. For the past two weeks, my life (well, my book life) has been revolved around reading this series. I re-read the thrill rides which are Gone and Hunger-- then it was time for the main event, the newest installment in the Gone series. Lies. I have to say it wasn't my favorite in the series. The flaws I had previously brushed aside in the first too became so blatant in this one that I couldn't ignore them. Don't get me wrong- it was still fantastic and I enjoyed it immensely, but it just wasn't my favorite. The first disappointment was the length. Hunger was a monster, but this one was like it's runty cousin. I was confused about that. Usually books get longer as the plot thickens, and I didn't see why that wasn't the case for this installment. I mean, it was certianly possible to make it longer. There were plenty of loose ends and point that could have been ellaborated on. Perhaps he wanted to leave that to the next book (Plague!!). Also, maybe the fact that the time period for this one was shorter (only a few days as opposed to a couple weeks) had something to do it. All the characters were great though. They become darker, more complex. Gone (yay for puns!) are the innocent children. Now they are intense. Every person to the smallest tot carries a weapon. Everyone is looking out for themselves, most concerned only about getting food. They aren't hesitant to kill, either, or do what they have to to stay alive. And yes, everyone lies. Big manipulative lies that are the reason for the title. Everyone is changed though, for the worse or for the better. We are also introduced to some new characters, which makes up for the loss of some of the old ones (kinda). I really think Michael Grant is accurate is portraying the desperation these kids would have. The writing was meh. I mean, it was never amazing to begin with, but in this book it got worse. I think he should get a new editor. Many typos and things that didn't add up to previous infromation given in the previous books. Sam said Caine and him where half brothers, when they are twins. Dekka said she loved Brianna from first sight, where in Hunger, she said she fell in love with Brianna when they were imprisoned. And where did Astrid's powers go? After the first book, they are never mentioned again. The plot was kinda jumpy. I really love how he tries to get everyone's point of view in, but it didn't pull together that nicely. It was very character driven, and there was less sci-fi (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). It was also more slow-paced than the previous two. Overall, I still really enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite series. It's thrilling and thought-provoking and dark. All the things I didn't quite like about Lies, I shall attribute it to being a middle book in the series. I am very excited for Plague and cannot believe the release date is an entire year away! Fortunately, Michael did some foreshadowing, which leaves me with great material for speculation. And does anyone mind telling who the kids on the back cover are supposed to be? I'm guessing Brittany and Drake, but I'm not sure.
popetgrl023 More than 1 year ago
The first to books were amazing, in my opinion! They are similar to lord of the flies, but that probably doesn't sound very appealing. If you like books with survival, a little romance, and adventure, you will love these. The following books are some very similar to the gone series, but I personally like gone better. Still, you would give them a try. Brittany (13)
Harryjamespotter More than 1 year ago
Michael Grant, yet again, pulls through for his growing fan base. Gone has always been my favorite series and each time a new book comes out, the love grows. I've gotten almost all of my friends and most of my family reading the series! Lies is great in many ways and disappointing in only one. I'll break the bad news first: It is extremely short compared to Gone and Hunger. I was slightly disappointed when I looked at the binding. IT'S SO SHORT. Frustrating that I had to wait a year for this, but still fulfilling. The great things about Lies and Michael Grant's writing. It seems like the climax occurs in the middle of the text, so it keeps you wondering of what is to come. You know something is up from the start with all the mystery. The writing makes you feel like you're actually there. I get hungry when they do, when Drake whips them, I feel the sting. I also get annoyed with the characters. The FAYZ is a forever growing mystery. With Orsay's 'visions' found out in the end and then with the most surprising part of the book following it, you can't help but to wonder if they're real. The ferocity. If you haven't read this series yet, you best get on it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this book on 5-04-10 and finished it on 5-05-10! One day! The best book in the series yet, in my opinion. There are very shocking twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! And NO Astrid does NOT die for the person who lieing about that. I wuz literally freaking out when i saw that lol. It was a really good book with a very interesting discovery about Pete. That's all im saying. I recommend it ~<3
LUNATIC210 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Way better tha all those stupid twilight books :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is up there with percy jackson and harry potter now ive gotten two people in my class reading this book it has gotten even my teacher hooked ptaisr michael he is a fenominal writer that i will read over and over again goof job diamonds and golden apples to you and i hope no creepers will blow up your house.
the_artist More than 1 year ago
i personally love this series, it has adventure, a little romance, and makes you think about what you would do in those situations, im curious as to when this series will end though.. i wish it had ended on the third so i wouldnt have to wait for the fourth book but i still love it anyway, good job Grant, and hey did they change the anika chick on the cover!!?? and they are starting to look too old on the covers lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the first two books in two days and now im reading the third i love this series. The only thing im having a problem with is that in earlier books Astrid is labeled as a freak and has the power to gauge other peoples powers, but in this book it is said she is powerless. Did I miss something or is it just a mistake?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever. So intense it has u on the edge of ur seat every page...... 12 and over becouse there is some griusome details such as eating people killing each other battle, shooting, whipping, beating and strangling to death in this book. Also this book does talk about drugs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitly team sam he is such a good fighter and sounds really hot this book dlseries is up there with the brotherband chronicals, percy jacson series, rangers apprentice, and the cane seriees.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sam and astrid had better not break up, or i'll send michael grant a piece of my mind. I mean honestly,a surfer and a brainiac? Cutest couple ever. Also, i think lana and quinn are totally hot for each other. Do you support me? Tell me your thoughts.
Sarah Stepanek More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I neglected my school work and the two novels i had t read for school just to finish this book and move onto plague. This is the first book in the series to have some slow parts but i could not predict what would come next
Keira Rosner More than 1 year ago
Hunger was alright, but Lies was incredible! The plot in Hunger interested me. I got sucked into theplot in Lies. Not that Hunger wasn't good... I guess I'm just trying to say that these books don't get worse throughout the series, they get better!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seires is really great! It has a nice storyline n makes u think about a world without adults... I didnt like the endint for orsay tho
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed! I love these books :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book overall was good and im not going to spoil anything so im just gonna say that it had action, romance, special abilities, and left you wandering what will happen next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, i believe the girl on the cover, next to sam is astrid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is madw by a boss
beastlybooks More than 1 year ago
i so happy that Lies is finally ouut now! i can't wait to read it. i already read and own Gone and Hunger and they were phenomenal. i expect the same quality from Lies : )
Anonymous 20 hours ago
I think everyone should read these boojs
MyndiL 4 months ago
The story does not slow down! Keeping up with the previous two books, this volume is fast paced, and kept me reading, eager for more. Still reminding me of a sort of mix between Stephen King's The Stand, and Lord of the Flies, but with it's own unique twists and turns involving technology, as well as religious themes. This was the first time I found myself truly angry and almost disliking one of the main "good" characters. There is also a return of one of the "bad" characters who we thought was gone for good. And in a surprising turn of events, we have several new characters introduced to the story. I'm highly anticipating reading the next book (and the next and the next) and hopefully finally finding out where all the adults and everyone over 15 went and what happens when they "poof" at age 15 in the FAYZ. This is definitely an addictive series.
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Did i leave the stove on?