They’ve survived the starvation and the hunger. They’ve survived the backstabbing and the lies. But now another challenge faces them: plague. For a short while, there has been peace in the FAYZ. But soon Dahra Baidoo’s hospital is filling up with sick, coughing children. This isn’t like any other cough. It’s something not even Lana “The Healer” can heal. This is where kids are hacking up their own insides. Yeah, gross. And deadly. And sadly, that’s not the only thing wrong. As Sam discovers on Hunter “the hunter”, there are also little devious bugs eating people from the inside out. Yeah, that’s gross too. With their reflective little shells, these bugs can’t be burnt by Sam’s glowing green fire. They can only be crushed. With really big rocks. While all of this is happening, Caine and Diana are on an island that once belonged to two movie stars eating and doing whatever they want.
The Darkness, or the Gaiaphage, is back too, if it was ever truly destroyed. And it’s reaching out for one thing, its “Nemesis” as it calls it. The Gaiaphage is using its faithful (and psycho) servant, the Drake/Brittney creature to get exactly what it wants. Nemesis is Little Pete: Astrid’s five-year-old autistic brother so powerful that he started the FAYZ without even meaning to. Nemesis could be the very thing that the Gaiaphage needs to be reborn into the creature that can overpower everything and take over the world! Yeah, very supervillan-ey. And because Gaia means Earth, and Phage means eater, Gaiaphage must mean EARTH EATER and that can’t be good.
Although it was really gross, I loved this book. With each book, there is more gross stuff and more bad stuff, like love….and a little bit of cursing, but not really anything too bad. Sometimes during this book, I wanted to throw up just because it was so descriptive. But that’s what you get when you read a horror book, I guess. MILD SPOILERS/HINTS: Someone gets pregnant! Sam gets drunk in the beginning!