Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top Ten YA Novels 2013 #7: Light by Michael Grant

A brutal, bloody, and glorious (literally) last installment of the bestselling Gone series. Hmm... one of the best endings ever.

The seventh place belongs to:

Light by Michael Grant


It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since everyperson over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?

Light, the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.


I feel a need to post all three trailers of Light, because they're just way too awesome to be true:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3: 

Date Read: June 14, 2013

My Review: 

My Rating: 9.5/10


Top 5 Reasons Why I Like It:

1. The Glorious Ending... Literally
I don't want to spoil you guys. But the ending is radiant. Literally. It's... unbelievable.

2. Gaia
Yep, she... IT is a sick son of a bitch. But it takes brutal and bloody to a whole new level. And hey, Gone series is supposed to be brutal. So it's perfect.

3. Aftermath
What can I say? The aftermath is hilarious. And if you know me, you know that I love hilarious stuff.

4. The Last Battle
Chaos. Death, Slaughter. Kids from Perdido Beach fighting back. This is one of the best battles ever. 

5. The Breeze
Okay, Brianna is always awesome. But she, doing a certain drastic thing on Drake/Brittney creature? I seriously want to hug her and help her... zoom all the pieces of the Drake/Brittney creature around :)


Why I recommend this book/series:

It's not just Light. It's the whole series that I recommend. Gone starts with a boom. Like, how can you just say “One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof.' No flash of light. No explosion.” without making anyone's jaw drop off? And after the massive disappearance, everything just gone crazy. And the apocalypse just gets crazier, bloodier in the following books. If you think The Hunger Games is brutal, you obviously haven't read Gone yet.


Do I Like The Cover?

It looks typical, but I actually like it. After all, we have Gaia on it!


Top 3 Favorite Scenes: (Beware Spoilers)

1. This one:
Caine tried to roll to his feet, but something was jabbing him in the crouch. He shook off the stars and saw Edilio standing over him. Edilio had the business end of his automatic rifle in a very sensitive place.
"If you move, Caine, I will shoot your balls off," Edilio said. "Toto?"
"He will," Toto said, "Although he's not sure it will be just your balls.”
Well, this is one of the most hilarious scene ever :)

2. The End Game where Caine/Nemesis fights Gaia
It's glorious and very sad. After all, how can you make me like Caine again just to kill him!

3. Caine's letter to Diana
It's truly touching. I can't believe it's short. But it's heartbreaking



Caine and Diana!

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