Monday, January 23, 2012

Gone by: Michael Grant

Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Gone #1
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 558
Rating: 4/5
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Release Date: July 1st 2008

**Part of my Dystopian Reading Challenge**

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
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, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

This book was absoultey amazing! I was so impressed with the unqiue plot that kept me engaged in the story from page one. I didn't want to put this book down and I was up very late at night reading this and ignoring my other duties. (Like the dishes... Sorry Matt!) I felt so invested in Sam and his friends that I felt like I was their own personal cheerleader, rooting them on and wanting them to find out why people are disappearing. The pages tick down according to hour of when Sam is going to disappear which was an awesome touch since it added to the excitment of the book. If I had to complain about one thing it would be the constant action and not as much character building. I felt like I couldn't breathe for 500 pages because there was always a problem or some epic battle going on. Michael Grant: A little break for a couple pages would have nice a nice touch ;)

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I am excited to start the rest of the series. This is slated to be a 6 book series with the first 4 already out. It's defintely a MUST read!!

1 comment:

  1. I am going to be reading this in February! I'm so excited! Currently I'm reading the Night Circus, which is another one that you (and others) raved about. :)