Fear & Light by Michael Grant |BOOK REVIEW (SPOILERS)

Hey guys! So today I have two books to tell you about, and they are both from the Gone series. Firstly I have to say: I FINISHED THE GONE SERIES. I think this is one of the only series that I’ve actually finished beginning to end, and I’m so proud of myself.

I didn’t get around to writing a review for Fear because right after I finished that book, I went straight onto Light. So I just decided I’d do a review of them both at the same time. So here we are today!

And without any further ado, let’s get going!


Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (both of them)



I’m gonna start with Fear first, since duh. Fear was the most tense book I think I’ve ever read. I thought Plague was bad, this one was so much worse. And when I say bad, I mean amazing. In Fear the dome surrounding the Fayz goes dark, and the stakes get so much higher. I didn’t realize how much the lack of light would affect people, but it sure did.

To be honest, I don’t really remember Fear, since Fear and Light keep meshing together, so I’m going to try to say as much as I can about it before jumping into the book that’s still fresh in my mind.

I’m gonna focus on Orc for a little bit, because in Fear he starts to really grow as a person. In Plague he was figuring out who he was and that he should change, and in Fear he really did. I love Orc, and I’m so glad Michael Grant gave him a redemption arc, since he really deserves one.

But Howard dies! Howard was one of my favourite characters, and when he died I was not happy at all. I was kinda annoyed at everyone for being so fine with Howard dying. They all brushed it off and didn’t really care. I felt so sorry for Orc, and wanted to give him a big hug, since no one else wanted to! Sorry, I’m bitter.



And here is where everything goes crazy. This book was so action-packed, and I couldn’t rest one minute while reading it. I mean, I read the last half in a day because I just could not stop reading. That’s how gripping the story is.

Firstly, so many people die in this book! First, Brianna (Nooo!) died just as I was starting to really like her, so that was sad. But Dahra died, and I was not expecting that. I thought Dahra would be one of the few people to actually escape the Fayz, but she was one of the first to die in this book. When characters die in this book, the death doesn’t go on for a long time. It’s just alive, then dead, then the story keeps going. I don’t know whether to love of hate Michael Grant because of that, but I’ll stick with love, since I didn’t cry ugly tears while reading these books.

But Orc, oh poor wonderful Orc, he died too. That was probably the saddest death for me, but I’m glad he turned out to be a hero. He was a good guy in the end, and I love that.

Another guy who turns out to be (somewhat) good is Caine. He finally realises that people actually need his help and he has to do the right thing. I felt almost proud of him when he sacrificed himself to save Diana and everyone else. I mean, it still was sad, but at least he got some redemption as well. I also love him because of the letters that he wrote. Even after death, he still sacrificed himself to help everyone.

But the greatest thing about this book is that it has a happy ending. I was terrified thinking the series would end in a really sad way. And while we lost some good people along the way, the ending is happy. Edilio didn’t get deported, AND HE GOT REUNITED WITH ROGER. Oh, my little heart. And Lana and Patrick didn’t die, which is what I thought would happen, so I’m elated.


I think that’s all I want to say today. I know there’s other stuff you thought I would talk about, like hello gaiaphage, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around all of it myself. So I’ll probably leave stuff like that for my series review (yeah, you haven’t seen the last of the Gone series yet!), so be on the lookout for that.


I hope you enjoyed this post – sorry it’s a long one – and remember to tell me your thoughts of these books in the comments. Have a lovely day and I’ll see you very soon, bye!


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