Thursday, June 13, 2013

Plague: Review


It's been eight months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

They've survived hunger. They've survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don't just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate. Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they'll escape - or even survive - life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?

Plague, Michale Grant's fourth book in the bestselling Gone series, will satisfy dystopian fans of all ages.


(This may contain spoilers) 

It is extremely hard for me to write this review because this book is so awesome.

Wow, that was just... craziness in its purest form. Even the momentary calm in Perdido Beach doesn't help. Multiple problems and mortal dangers are hitting every kid in the FAYZ. Surprisingly the plague isn't the biggest problem in this book despite the fact that it's called Plague (I know never to judge a book by its name. But still). Calling Plague exciting is getting redundant. Mind-blowing is more like it.

This is a book about darkness lurking in a haze of delirium and fear. Drake, now unkillable, is determined to find the Nemesis. The bugs are killing people, eating them from inside, and immune to Sam's lasers. Every kid in the book is facing their own problem. Both physical and mental. They don't know if they can defeat Drake. They don't know if they can defeat the plague. They don't even know if they will manage to survive the FAYZ. A book full of people's confusion and depression. I have to say the book is getting really mental. But you know what? Physical craziness is guaranteed. 

One interesting part of this book is that the book includes Little Pete's point of view. I have to say Little Pete is truly a crucial part of the series now because what is happening to his mind is the gaiaphage talking to him. It's confusing but very addicting. He's the Nemesis, after all.

Confession part:

Astrid was one of my favorite characters back in Gone and Hunger. Not anymore. In this book she's all self-loathing and depression and all the shit. She doesn't even want to sacrifice anyone for the greater good. Okay, not that sacrificing anything is good, but sometimes this kind of stuff has to be made and she just doesn't have the guts to do it. Yes, she might be a genius, but she's also insecure and unsure of herself that I can even like her. A little part of me even likes the fact that she doesn't go with Sam at the end of Plague. Now I seriously think they might actually be better off without each other.

Meanwhile, I really like Brianna and Dekka. They're both strong characters and really fierce. Guess I like true heroines. But it's true that they are brave and loyal and cool. They're one of the best girls in all the books I've read. If they were not lesbian, I might actually ship one of them with Sam :D (possibly Dekka).

Sam, as always, is his heroic self. He's out finding resources, and encounter great dangers in his journey. Yep, he's still smart and can make mean plans to defeat his enemy. But he kind of falls flat in the mental part. One slight flaw of the book, but that doesn't really matter. All that is important to me is that he can surely kick some ass.

(End of Confessions)

With the period for exams is running to an end, I'm so gonna pick up Fear tomorrow. 

Rating: 8.5/10

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