Book Review: Lies (Gone # 3) by Michael Grant
October 18, 2011 7 Comments
I enjoyed the first book, Gone, very much, but the second book, Hunger, a bit less.
Lies: What it is about
The children still live in the FAYZ where there are no adults or children above the age of fifteen. Food is getting scarce and there is no longer any electricity.
Sam meets Orsay who claims she can read the dreams of the adults on the other side of the wall. She claims that when you are 15 and disappear, or when you die, you’ll end up back with your parents. That is a dangerous idea and Sam and Astrid and the rest of the council decide to lie to the others, telling them this is definitely not true.
Meanwhile, Sam and Astrid fall out with each other, as Sam is very active fighting evil, but Astrid wants him to follow the council rules and ask for permission to undertake action.
The evil Zil and Sam’s brother Caine and their respective gangs are unhappy to be outcasts and try to take over the FAYZ by force. Some new (or really, old) evil forces become active too.
Finally, some new children are discovered that were not mentioned in the other books.
Lies: What I thought
Really the book was a description of what was going on in the FAYZ with not a lot of progression of the general storyline. But it was still interesting to read how the children tried to survive. Orsay’s visions were appealing and the reader had to make up their own mind on whether to believe her or not.
I also like the addition of some new children to the story. Normally this would seem a lousy trick of the author (to add some new characters to a place where everyone knows each other) but in this case it was completely believable.
At the end of the book I was keen to read the next instalment. I’m expecting to see some more of Little Petey, who didn’t play a big role in part 3.
Rating: 4/5 stars
I got this book: from my library
I read this in: Dutch, the original language is English
Number of pages: 382
First published: 2010
Genre: dystopia, YA