*Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read the first four books: Gone, Hunger, Lies, and Plague there are unescapable mentions of BIG happenings!
Fear by Michael Grant is #5 in the Gone series. I especially love the beginning of this book. You get to see a whole new side of Astrid. Instead of being the “needy girlfriend”, she’s “rough-and-tough” and living on her own in the woods, constantly torturing herself about the murder of her five-year-old brother, Little Pete, which was intended as a way to end the FAYZ. She is also wondering about Sam. What is he doing? Does he miss me? Has he moved on? But Astrid isn’t the only one who has changed. And speaking of Sam, he’s living the life. (Except for desperately missing and wanting Astrid.) At the Lake Sam, Brianna, Dekka, Edilio, and others are completely cared for and at peace for once in the FAYZ. And Sam is getting bored. Another surprise in the last book is that Diana, Caine’s had-been lover is also with Sam and the crew. And with her is Caine’s child. Yes, Diana is pregnant. At Perdido Beach, “King Caine” as he named himself, is in charge. Quinn and Albert both stayed with Caine at Perdido Beach: Quinn being the head fisherman and supplying the main food source for all of the FAYZ and Albert being the businessman he is, controlling the money.
Yet another problem has appeared in the FAYZ, but this time is not some horrific creature or sickness. This time, it comes in a something called the Stain. The Stain is just what it sounds like; a stain on the FAYZ wall. And the Stain is rising, and fast, which could lead to Sam’s worst fear: Darkness. If that happened, Sam wouldn’t know what to do. Also, you can’t run at the highest speeds in the dark! So Brianna, or “the Breeze” could be effected by this matter, too.
One more main problem. Again, it has to do with the Gaiaphage and the Drake/Brittney creature. Lana can hear it. Caine can hear it. All who have been touched by the Gaiaphage can hear it. The Gaiaphage needs to be born. And who happens to be conveniently carrying a baby? Mhm, that’s right: Diana. Because of this, Drake/Brittney is trying desperately to get to Diana.
This is book #5, the one before the last book of the series, which is coming out in 2013, sadly. On the bright side, this is NOT the last book of the series! We still have one more amazing read!
Sneak Peaks, not Spoilers:
- One of the main characters turns out to be gay, and I’ll go ahead and let you know, it’s NOT SAM! (Sigh of relief!)
- The Breeze has a major let down moment and helps out the Gaiaphage without meaning to.
- Someone gets back at Caine by putting his hands in a block of cement, just like he and Drake did to her and others.
- Something sad happens to Cigar