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Published April 2nd 2013
by Katherine Tegen Books
It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
In the time since everyperson over the age of fourteen disap-peared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?
Light, the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.
So this is it. The final book in the series I have been following for years. The final battle has come down to this book. The darkness is here and trust me, all you want right now is light.
Before going into the book, I want to take time and thank the author, Michael Grant, for writing such an amazing series. So compelling and mind blowing with all the things that were happening brought the book so much more to life. Each title was perfectly selected to allow the reader the emotions of the kids stuck in the FAYZ, and to give an idea of what life was like. So Michael Grant thank you for this.
Now I am going to start with the characters in the book first. Yes I just wrote a whole paragraph thanking the author for writing such an amazing series but I do have to pick a bone with him. I can understand why he did it but I wish it never happened. (A little spoiler alert) Killing off that character was not fair. I literally had to put down the book and just sit there, thinking why you did that while the tears came down my face. I wish you could go back and change it but what is written had to be a written to capture the emotion in the reader and have that feeling go through the reader.
Now with the other characters, there are a lot of deaths as the darkness is slowly taking over and Sam and Caine seem to be the only hope. I love Sam but seriously Caine captured my heart. Caine did a 180 in the book as he went from a character only searching for power to one willing to sacrifice everything he had to save the people he loved. I think throughout a series there are very few characters that can make such a change to become a better person and for me Caine was one of them. As with the others in the book all played a huge role in the final battle and they fought not for themselves but for everyone.
With the story, the outside world is not able to see inside of the dome, which proves to be both a good and bad. In the last book they see Sam do something that creates fury in the people and declare Sam as a murderer. Uh-oh! The story is just so fast-paced the reader will have no time to place down the book for a couple seconds to take a break. I lie; I only put down the book once. The ending of the book was well written. I t was not an ending that left the book off to continue but it gave it a nice stop. One may call it a happy ending. And trust me these kids needed a happy ending.
Michael Grants writes a brilliant story that captured me from the very beginning. The question I ask myself, “What would happen if all the adults disappeared?” I don’t know the answer to it and I hope I never will. Light is a book that will leave an everlasting impact on your heart. An series that will always have a place on my shelve, Light is the book of the year!
I give it 5 stars!
Guest Reviewed: Chayse @ Books With Bite