Hey guys. So today I’m going to be talking about Gone by Michael Grant. A friend of mine lent me the series (Thanks!) and I’ve just finished the first book, Gone. And OH MY GOD, let me tell you about it.
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)
Rating: 5 stars
Suddenly there were no adults, no answers. What would you do? In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone’s idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power. – Goodreads
So this book was so good! I knew I was going to like it because everyone was giving it five stars and I knew it was the type of book I would love. And of course, this book went above and beyond my expectations. While I liked everything about this book, let me tell you the things that made this book for me.
I loved every single character in this book. I mean, you’re probably not supposed to like the evil characters, but I still found them fascinating and I wanted to know more about them. This book is in multiple points of view, but I didn’t get bored with any of them. I was invested in everyone’s life, and was hooked on everyone’s story.
My favourite characters at the moment are Sam and Edilio, but I love everyone. Lana, Albert, Mary, Astrid, just everybody.
The plot of this book was so entertaining and gripping, and it had me guessing the whole time. FYI this book did take me a month to read, but it was because I took a break halfway through because April was an extremely busy month for me. That being said, I do think this book is very quick to get through, even though it’s 560 pages. I think it’s because there are so many twists and turns, and you don’t know what’s going to happen next, so you have to keep reading.
The battle in this book is resolved, and the story ends quite nicely, but it is still cliffhanger-y, so it’ll make you want to continue the series.
Omg the powers. That aspect of the story was soo cool! I loved every power that all the kids had, although I do have some special favourites, such as: Caine’s telekinesis, Brianna’s running, Lana’s healing and Taylor’s teleporting.
I think that all of the kids in the FAYZ have powers, but that’s just a theory, and it’ll probably be disproved in the next books.
So those are my three favourite bits of this book. I do love some other things, such as the subtle romance that doesn’t take over the story, and the plot twists that are like, woah. I still have no idea what’s going on, and I’m definitely going to continue the series.
I recommend everyone reads this book and love it like I did.