Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fear: Review


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.


Oh. My. God. This book is officially batshit crazy.

After Plague, the gaiaphage is weakening and turning the FAYZ entirely black. Fear is everywhere in the book. And the Darkness is lurking, waiting to be strong again and reborn. The stakes are higher than ever. Not only do the kids have to face Hunger again, they also have to face the darkness that will eventually break them apart. Despite the fear, the kids maintain a way to survive the gaiaphage and chaos. 

This book is fast-paced, action packed and intense. Bad-assery is mixed with the dark corners of every kid's heart. It's beyond crazy right now.  Everything happens all at once. The gaiaphage, getting weaker and weaker and finding a way to be strong again. Diana, kidnapped by Drake for the plan of gaiaphage reborn. Kids in Perdido Beach are struggling to survive the darkness and the panic. That is mind-blowing. I can't believe I'm still intact because I feel like breaking apart.

Well this series will never get boring because there are multiple storylines going on and each of them are crazy on its own. Some are more than the others. The anticipation for some craziness go ka-boom on your face is right here from the start of the book, and when it actually comes, you can hardly keep your jaw from falling to the ground. 

The last part. Oh the last part is unnerving. I feel bad for all the kids inside the barrier because their parents are watching the kids unleashing their powers to destroy the evil and they are standing there immobile, jaw hanging, and with a look of hostility and disgust and horror? I almost pray that the barrier will never come down. Almost.

As much as I want to read the conclusion, I'm not so sure about reading Light that soon. Screw the whole final examination thing. I think I need some time off from all the chaos and craziness. Don't worry, I probably will break this one soon because the sight of the hardcover of Light is so tempting.

Rating: 9/10

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