What Numbers lacked in excitement and suspense, Lies, the 3rd installment in Michael Grant’s Gone series, has in bucketloads. Undoubtedly, anyone reading this book will not be new to the series, and already knows what to expect. They will not be disappointed: action, fire, freaks and normals. Once again, it’s all there.
The initial idea of the Gone series is reminiscent of such classics as William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Stephen King’s The Stand. In this case: what happens to kids when they are thrown together in a bubble of horrors and are forced to be completely self-sufficient? Will they show sympathy towards each other? Will they help each other? Will they fight amongst each other? Will everything turn to complete chaos or will certain rules be put in place and will we see a society based on certain norms and values? Add to that a supernatural component (‘Humans’ vs ‘Freaks’) and you have a potential explosive mix. And exploding it does… a lot. Read the rest of this entry »