I just finished reading Lies (Gone #3) by Michael Grant.
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?
Still so, so weird. And creepy. But I was hoping I'd understand it a little more by now. Instead I find myself more confused. The world that Michael Grant has created just gets more and more disturbing. What really happens when you poof out? I thought I knew until the end when we get a glimpse of what might be.
The characters kind of annoyed me this time around. I have to keep reminding myself that they're just kids and acting like kids. And the religion part of this one I could have done without.
But I'm still hanging out and dying to know what's going to come of all of it!
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher for a review.