Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lies by Michael Grant
Author: Michael Grant
# of Pages: 447 (Paperback)
Rating: 4 stars
It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. It happens in one night. A girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead. Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness--or so they thought.
As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. And all the while deadly rumors are raging like the fire itself, spread by the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. Conditions are worse than ever and kids are desperate to get out. But are they desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?
My Thoughts: Things in the FAYZ are getting worse. Zil and his band of anti-freaks are desperate for power. Sam is haunted by his experience with Drake. And rumors are going around causing chaos and terror.
For me, the two characters that stood out were Edilio and Quinn. Edilio finally gets gets a chance to be a leader. Though we do not see too much of Quinn, I could tell that his character has grown a lot since the first book. I wonder if either of them are going to develop any supernatural pawers.
Dark and thrilling, this book kept me reading well into the night.