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Lies (Gone #3)
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?
It’s been months since they were trapped in the FAYZ, The Fallout Alley Youth Zone. In the previous book, Hunger, the kids are starving each day. In this book, though the food is scarce, they were not as starve as before. Albert, as always have been the one who still keep things running when everyone is out panicking. Though he have that trait that is quite important when in need, I still think he is selfish though. But at least he is better at the end, not quite but better.
As it has been in the two previous books, the plot is always interesting, fast and keeps making you turn the pages. It’s exciting and keeps me on the edge of my sit!
All the burdens and responsibility finally make Sam has his breakdown. He ran away and distance himself from everyone, especially Astrid. Though it sounds quite irresponsible and selfish, no one can really blames him. He is only 15 anyway. With all that burden and expectations, it’s a wonder he didn’t beak down earlier. I am quite relieve though that he went away. He finally has a break time and Astrid too, finally reflect on her mistakes. I like Astrid more in this book. She finally work out a system and though it’s not perfect but at least it’s going to hold them for a while longer. Who know what will happen next anyway? Seems like everytime they are holding it together, they will be thrown into something else and things broke down again.
I love the different point of view in this series. It’s rare that you got to read the POV of different characters. So it really makes this book unique.
Caine hadn’t done a lot in this book. Mostly he just manipulate people to do his work, as always. This time it’s Zil. Zil was furious because he was manipulated. Nothing he could do anyway with Caine’s power up his nose. I’m feeling quite sorry for Diana, Caine’s girlfriend. She is tired of it all. I actually admire her for her braveness though sometimes I think she’s a fool for following Caine at the first place. Caine, I think he is screwed up, like most of the people in this book. I really feel like going in there and knock them all up and stop them from all the stupidity and immatureness. But first, I will have to survive and don’t go crazy in there.
Overall, this book is my favourite from the first three. The plot are more aggressive and I can’t wait to read the next book. Hell, I actually can’t wait to read the last book to know where this story is going. Michael really sew up a great story. To you guys who haven’t read this book, you are missing a lot. Gone is that rare kind of book that can easily stand beside Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games and such.
With that, be Gone now.
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They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse…
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. After she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan. But Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him.
After receiving cryptic messages from a creepy wraith, and then frightening threats from a demon, Shiloh finally begins to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist. Now Shiloh must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.Sherry Soule **ARC was provided by the Author for an honest review** Description: A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .
When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.
Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.
The problem is . . . whoever it is may not be human.
Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.
Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.
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The Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael Paperback, 256 pages Published March 15th 2013 by Lexia Press (first published March 8th 2013) Rating:5/5 Stars Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. On Arianna’s sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it’s further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.
Review: Okay! WOW! This novel is amazing!! I’m surprised at just how much I enjoyed reading this novel! The Legend of the Blue Eyes is the first novel in the trilogy and let me tell you, its worth a read! B. Kristin McMichael has a new and original take on Vampires and the Vampire World. Divided into clans the Vampires or rather ‘night humans’ are at war and Arianna(main character) is the only hope of uniting them. Arianna is an captivating character, she’s sweet, kind, and strong. Of all the characters in this book, I really liked Devin! He was tough, deep and complicated. He’s a fierce warrior who has his own secrets and duties to Arianna and the world of the night humans. The Legend of the Blue Eyes has a great story-line and the characters are so lovable, fun and in a sense made the book come alive. Overall, it’s a captivating story with romance and danger, and I really think this novel will develop into something great, I cannot wait to see what happens in the next novel! I highly recommend it! -Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime
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Hunger (Gone #2)
Three months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.
Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers. Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It’s the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.
But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.
The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
In the first book we know that people over the age of 15 will vanish and we also know that Sam and Caine (fraternal twins) survive the “step-over”. No one for sure know where the “stop-over” will led to but no one dares to find out anyway. In this book they managed to survive by far but now they are facing another crisis-hunger. Food is running out and kids are developing power everytime. Kids are choosing sides between freaks and normal and at the other side of the town, Caine is forming a plan for a takeover after recovering from his own nightmare.
Sam on the other hand is handling many childish problems everyday. Though everyone respect and look up to him as a leader, but sometimes they do too don’t cooperate. Gangs broke out, more people got killed, food become rare and it doesn’t help that their food source is being guard by zeeks!
Though Sam is being so moody and irrational sometimes but who can blame him? It’s hard enough that he have to be a father over 300 plus kids, he also need to think about the threat from his brother, Caine.
It’s quite sad actually to see Sam and Caine fighting and nearly get killed when they never even meet and act like brothers before. They never got the chance to know each other. When they first met they are already fighting. There’s the part in this book that for a moment Sam and Caine are working together nd they are jut fine! I was really hoping they would become brother again but nah..that doesn’t happen.
Overall, I’m falling in love with this book! Not falling but already are in love with this series! There’s much more to know about the dissapearance of adult and more pot hole to be covered! I’m so gonna run to the next book after finishing this.