Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book Review- Light

Last night I finished reading Light (Gone #6) by Michael Grant.

From Goodreads:

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

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared 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. Light, Michael Grant's sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.

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?

I have to say, I'm glad the series is over.  It was getting a little stale to me.  Although the grossness factor was definitely back in this one.

Definitely a lot of senseless violence thanks to Gaia.  But to me it seemed like she killed a lot more kids than she did (we're given numbers that make it out towards the end).  The final "battle" was interesting.  And satisfying in a way.  Redemption and all that.  

I liked reading about the aftermath although one thing bugged me--it said that Sam's mom emancipate him.  I didn't really get why.  I mean, we get more details about him and Caine from her, but I don't see why she would leave him.

I didn't like the whole view of what the outside world thought of the kids of the inside of FAYZ.  I'm pretty sure people would rally around those kids and try to understand what they went through.  

Overall, it was an interesting series but it went on too long for me.  I think I could have been done after 3 books.

I gave this book a rating o 3/5.

*FTC Disclosure: I received this book from a friend.

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