I just finished reading the book Gone by Michael Grant. It’s the first novel in a six book series that starts off with a bang. Or, should I say, with a poof?
“In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…”
“Even at 558 pages, Gone is a pretty quick read. Despite its length, though, there isn’t much character development, something I’m willing to let slide since it’s plenty entertaining on plot alone and this is the first book in the series, setting things up for future books. For readers who like action or who just want to be entertained, the lack of extensive character development won’t be a problem, as Grant manages to sustain the fast pace by combining multiple sources of suspense—why did people disappear? What do the hours and minutes running down before each chapter mean? Why can’t the kids leave? Will they have enough resources to survive? What caused all the superpowers and mutations? —in such a way that enhances the momentum of the story instead of bogging it down. And while some questions are answered, there are still a lot of loose ends.”
I truly believe that this series will be better than twilight.. I’m just waiting for any producer to find out about these books and turn them in to movies!
here are the titles of the 6 books:
1. Gone (i read it and LOVED it)
2. Hunger (Getting it!)
3. Lies ( will be published on May 2010- can’t wait!)
4. Plague (the author is still writing this)
5. Darkness ( the author haven’t started writing this yet)
6. Light ( the author haven’t started this one too)
Found Michael Grant’s official TWITTER page!