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Lies

Part of the The Gone Series Series
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The third in this best-selling series, Lies is a dark, thrilling and thought-provoking adventure. It is set in a dystopian future where food is scarce and life is fragile; all those over fifteen have been annihilated leaving children to rule in gangs that become increasingly feral and destructive. As conditions deteriorate tensions mount. Sam is meant to be in charge but he knows that he no longer has any control over what happens next as his fragile world collapses into absolute chaos. The strong and clearly delineated characters each of whom reacts in a different way to the disasters around them gives Lies a powerful sense of the fragility of human nature.

Gone series:
1. Gone
2. Hunger
3. Lies
4. Plague
5. Fear

6. Light

Review by Hugh, a 15 yr old fan:

Lies is the latest installment to the Gone series, in which relationships are tested and new measures are resorted to in order to stay alive. The balance of power has become more important than ever as the characters struggle with each other, and fear drives them to do things that they would never normally do: but their lives are far from normal. The plot is gripping and although it is a long book, I found myself reading for hours at a time. It is also more complex than the first two, as the line between right and wrong becomes ever more hazy, but this makes it more intriguing, and the reader has to think more. There are unpredictable twists in the plot, which increase the drama and the thrill of the story. It is a relentless high tempo plot with new events and situations introducing interesting elements to the story.

Many questions are left unanswered, and it ends with a brilliant twist which leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next in the series, Plague.

A small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review the first in the series - Gone. Here's a taster....'This underrated, terrifyingly good book is a brilliant what-if book. We have discovered a better series than The Hunger Games. Teen reading simply doesn’t get better than this.'.... Click here to read more reviews.

Synopsis

Lies by Michael Grant

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 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. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.

Michael Grant was interviewed by Julia Eccleshare from Lovereading4kids. Watch the interview below.

Reviews

'... exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book.'
Stephen King, bestselling author

. 'A tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless
Booklist

; 'If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review) '

About the Author

Michael Grant

Michael Grant is the co-creator and coauthor of the series of books and publishing phenomenon Animorphs and the Everworld series. Michael has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent, including Antarctica. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children, (Jake and Julia), and far too many pets.

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Publication date

5th September 2011

Author

Michael Grant

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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Horror
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Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781405277068

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