Gone Series

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Post by Megaera Selwyn » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:13 pm

I picked up the first two books (Gone & Hunger) and read them both in one night. Without giving the plot away, it's probably what the plot of Lord of the Flies would have been if the kids had had X-Men like abilites. Although it's shelved under YA lit, it's not for the sensitive reader. Very dark and violent.

The given synopsis is:

"In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

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 and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, GONE is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way."

My own private yardstick of good literature is "can I guess the end of the book/series before I actually get there?" If 'yes', I usually lose interest in the book. If no, I'm hooked. Well, I have many theories about the next books in Grant's new series, but as to how it'll all work out - I have absolutely no idea. Winner? I think so.

I honestly have more of an affinity for this series than I did for Harry Potter.
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Post by Jamie Miller » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:49 pm

Gone and Hunger were both good books. If they became movies I wouldn't see them. They are a bit gory. My friend got me into the series.

What is your favorite part?

Who is your favorite character?
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Post by Megaera Selwyn » Sun May 23, 2010 8:00 am

I'd LOVE it if they became movies, or even a tv series. I think that could work brilliantly, with the proper casting.

I can't definitively say that I have a favourite part - I did enjoy the shocking reveal at the end of Gone, regarding Little Pete and the FAYZ (of which I will not elaborate on, so as not to spoil any future/current readers). How about yours?

Favourite character, hmm. Sam makes a very good hero, easy to like, but I'm very interested in Caine. I don't see him as 'evil', really, and it'll be fascinating to see how the character further unfolds.

I've recently finished Lies, the third book, and I was in awe. It's certainly more...graphic than the previous two, and I wouldn't recommend it for those with weak stomachs, but I found it a more than satisfying continuation. New information was given, but nowhere near enough to piece together the overall puzzle. Looking forward to the fourth book!
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