Friday, July 2, 2010

Lies by Michael Grant

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 9/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 19/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 91/100
Grade- A

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?

This series is getting better and better. In each book Grant adds a new dimension to everything, including the plot and characters. Once you think you have it all figured out, something new is thrown at you.

Without the drastic need to find food anymore, we get to see the interworkings of more problems. This books focuses a lot on the "poof" which happens when you turn 15. There is now a possibility that once you poof, you leave the FAYZ and appear directly on the other side where there are reporter and parents waiting. This could be true, or it could be the workings of the darkness.

I really liked this book because we get to go deeper into the minds of some characters, and even more characters come into play. These books really show you what people, even kids, will do to survive. This is really one of those series that even though each book is long, it never seems like enough.

Overall I think Grant is doing a fantastic job. Lies is basically about just what the title says. I can not wait until the next book is released. Let's put a rush on it, yes?


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