Book Review–Lies by Michael Grant

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This is the twenty-third book from my 200 Book Reading Challenge.

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

Lies by Michael Grant

Published May 4th, 2010

It’s been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

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?

 

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With the release of Light, I decided to re-read the books.

When I first read Lies a few years ago, it was probably my least liked of the series. I think I definitely enjoyed it a lot better through the second reading.

More characters are introduced and the kids in the FAYZ face new problems, most which deal with morality. More answers concerning how the FAYZ occurred and what happened to the outside world are also revealed, which only made me want to know even more.

I also felt that there was a lot of character development in this one as the kids we’ve known from the first book are growing older and becoming more mature. I really like how Caine and Diana in particular are developing. Sam is also continuing to figure out his role in the FAYZ.

New characters to add to my favorites list: Orsay, Sanjit, Jill.

New bad guy characters that I loved to hate: Penny.

I really felt bad for Orsay, Brittney, and Mary in this one.

 

5stars

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