Book Review–Plague by Michael Grant

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

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

Plague by Michael Grant

Published April 5th, 2011

It’s been eight months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

They’ve survived hunger. They’ve survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don’t just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate. Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they’ll escape – or even survive – life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?

Plague, Michale Grant’s fourth book in the bestselling Gone series, will satisfy dystopian fans of all ages.

 

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***The following review may contain slight spoilers from previous books***

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

You’d think that for kids in the FAYZ, that things couldn’t get any worse, but in Plague, there’s even more problems to deal with. One is a deadly flu. The other is bugs.

The kids continue to develop. One character that I liked in the previous books but couldn’t stand for the most part in this one was Astrid. However, I think by the end of the book, her character is showing great signs of development. I also enjoyed how Diana and Orc are growing as characters. I also really enjoyed the growing relationship between Sam and Dekka.

There weren’t many new characters, but one of the more interesting ones is a slightly crazy boy (though he has his reasons) named Toto who can tell when someone is telling the truth.

The gaiaphage also appears to becoming stronger. The ending was surprising and welcomed. I felt bad for Hunter in this book and also liked how he had changed since we first met him in Hunger.

These books just keep getting better!

 

5stars

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