Book Review–Fear by Michael Grant


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

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Fear by Michael Grant

Published April 3rd, 2012

It’s been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they’ve built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

Fear, Michael Grant’s fifth book in the bestselling dystopian Gone series, will thrill readers . . . even as it terrifies them.




With the release of Light, I decided to re-read the entire series to refresh my memory and because it sounded like a whole lot of fun. Boy was it ever. I loved these books when I first read them, but the second reading was somehow even more amazing.

Penny is one of the best villains that I’ve ever encountered. I felt so bad for poor Cigar! I really liked the continued character development, especially in regards to Astrid, Sam, and Orc. I also love how Edilio is becoming an even more important person in the FAYZ. I think this book, as well as the last two, made me like Diana more.

Fear is the most intense of the series yet. Be prepared to have some scenes stick with you for a while. Be prepared to feel for the kids inside the dome. Be prepared to face the fear.





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