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Michael Grant, 1954-

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"Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series"--

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Series
Gone
Subjects
Published
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2013], ©2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
413 pages : maps ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780061449185
0061449180
Main Author
Michael Grant, 1954- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

We've come a long way from Gone (2008). The emaciated children still plod through their days locked beneath the dome. All the food is nearly gone, and they have little energy to repel the unknown Darkness that besets them. The gaiaphage inhabiting Diana's unborn baby growing at an alarming rate is always hungry, and it is determined to destroy everyone in the FAYZ, especially those who have tried to resist. Making matters worse, the veil that shrouded the dome has lifted—parents and gawking TV reporters can now watch the carnage as it transpires over the last 88 hours and 39 minutes of life (and death). Will someone or something be strong enough to obliterate the gaiaphage? And, if anyone lives, what will happen to them on the outside? In four separate "Aftermath" chapters, Grant sorts out who's left and what kind of future awaits them. Readers dying for this series ender will be rewarded by Grant's characteristic nonstop action. He keeps readers where he's always had them—on the edge of their seats—until the very end. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Gone books have been one of the most dependable YA series in recent history. Advertising and attention will spike—probably significantly—for this final battle. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

Shortly after the world-changing events of Gone (2008) and Hunger (2009), the young residents of the FAYZ face ominous new threats, including a death-obsessed cult leader and the resurrection of a buried girl. And remember Drake the Whip Hand? Yeah, he might be back, too. Grant continues to hurtle through an endlessly fascinating (and increasingly grim) story line; his chief achievement, though, is how the X-Men–style powers of his cast never overwhelm the mournful realization that their world is slowly degenerating into brutality. The vast array of characters will challenge newcomers; fans, though, will go bonkers. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

Shortly after the world-changing events of Gone (2008) and Hunger (2009), the young residents of the FAYZ face ominous new threats, including a death-obsessed cult leader and the resurrection of a buried girl. And remember Drake the Whip Hand? Yeah, he might be back, too. Grant continues to hurtle through an endlessly fascinating (and increasingly grim) story line; his chief achievement, though, is how the X-Men–style powers of his cast never overwhelm the mournful realization that their world is slowly degenerating into brutality. The vast array of characters will challenge newcomers; fans, though, will go bonkers. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A conclusion to the best-selling series is set a year after every person over the age of 14 has disappeared from the town of Perdido, where a precarious new existence for young FAYZ survivors is shattered by the rebirth of the Darkness. 150,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The sixth book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant is another masterful, arresting depiction of life in the FAYZ.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. 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?“[T]his book is more than satisfying—it is epic.”—VOYA (starred review)Read the entire series:GoneHungerLiesPlague Fear LightMonster Villain Hero

Review by Publisher Summary 5

The sixth book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant is another masterful, arresting depiction of life in the FAYZ.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. 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?'[T]his book is more than satisfying'it is epic.''VOYA (starred review)Read the entire series:GoneHungerLiesPlague Fear LightMonster Villain Hero