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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Lies [Review]

Written by: Michael Grant.
Published by: Egmont Books.
Format: Hardback.
Released: 6th September 2010.
Rating: 5/5.

Official synopsis: "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."

I found Gone, the first book in this series slightly hard to get into. But I dove into the second book, Hunger, which I loved. Lies... Well, I wouldn't say I dove in. More that I was pulled in. 


This book is stunning. Quite simply stunning. A massive plot. Fantastic, addictive writing. The characters are just a brilliant (albeit it weird for some) as ever and hurtles along at breakneck speed. It was certainly an intense reading experience.


It seems that the series is getting darker each book, something that leaves me wondering just what is to come! The book opens with a bang and is a metaphorical series of explosions leading to the fantastic conclusion of the book. It has left me eagerly anticipating the fourth book in the series, Plague, publishing early next year.



I know I've said it before but I have to praise the design team at Egmont for the design of this series. It's just brilliant. Very eye catching and effective. I like that when you take the dustjacket off, the book is still definable as a member of this series, with the logo on the front and spine. Very cool.

If you haven't read these books, please do! Now is the ide
al opportunity so you're all caught up in time for Plague!


My thanks to Jenny at Egmont for my copy!


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