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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Electric Monkey (28 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140525758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405257589
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.7 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (352 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Grant was born in Los Angeles but that's not important because he was soon out of there. His father was a military man, frequently transferred, so Michael was the "new kid" in school every year but one. He left school early and embraced the rootless lifestyle as his own. He's lived in more flats and houses than he can recall, all across the US and in France and Italy as well. He's back in southern California as of this writing but with no plans to stay put.

Michael met his wife, Katherine (K.A.) Applegate, 30 years ago, in Austin, Texas. He saw her through her apartment window and immediately knocked on her door. They've been together since that first meeting.

Michael Grant did not set out to be a writer. He's worked as a stock clerk, a house painter, an apartment manager, busboy, waiter, restaurant manager, janitor, editorial cartoonist, political media consultant, documentary producer, and no doubt some other jobs he's managed to forget. After ten years working odd jobs together, Katherine informed Michael that it was time for them both to grow up, get careers, possibly have children. Once he was revived, Michael agreed.

Katherine and Michael began writing in 1989, often as a team, and wrote 150 books, including the ANIMORPHS series.
They have two disobedient children, Jake, 11, and Julia, 9, an overweight Labrador Retriever named Goofy, a cat named Lightning and a pug named Pugs who is Michael's personal nemesis.

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Michael Grant is the evil genius of YA Fiction. Among his biggest fans is Stephen King who called the GONE series ‘A driving, torrential narrative’. Michael’s life has been similarly driving and torrential. He’s lived in almost 50 different homes in 14 US states, and moved in with his wife, Katherine Applegate, after knowing her less than 24 hours. Michael and Katherine were running their own cleaning business when they were working on their first book. Since trading in his marigolds, Michael has now written around 150 books (with Katherine, as himself, under pseudonyms and as a ghostwriter). He now lives in the San Francisco Bay area taking his inspiration from his charming view of Alcatraz. From across those dark waters have emerged his dystopian fantasy series, GONE, his thrilling futuristic trilogy BZRK, and the menacing Messenger of Fear. Now he is reinventing history with Front Lines. The GONE series has sold over 800, 000 copies in the UK meaning that Michael has terrified a lot of people. Something he particularly likes to do. You can find him here http://www.michaelgrantbooks.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @MichaelGrantBks.


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Format: Hardcover
Kids under the age of fifteen trapped in a 10 mile radius dome in modern-day California. With mutant powers and isolation from civilization as we know it comes Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear and finally Light.
What does every teen series need in it's final installment? There needs to be action and romance, a climax that makes all the reading worth while, the opportunity of redemption, adored characters meeting their ends, sorrow and hope. Michael Grant's final novel to the Gone series has it all. He also achieves what few writers do - a sufficiently detailed aftermath which allows you to feel closure.
You'll feel awestricken yet satisfied with this finale.
It's just a FAYZ.
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Format: Hardcover
*WARNING: This review contains spoilers of all the books in the Gone series, including Light.

Bravo!

Light is the 6th and final book in the best selling Gone series by Michael Grant. Filled with action, suspense and shocking revelations, Light, and the rest of the Gone series, represent dystopian thrillers at their best.

All eyes are on Perdido Beach. The barrier wall is now as clear as glass and life in the FAYZ is visible for the entire outside world to see. Life inside the dome remains a constant battle and the darkness, away from watchful eyes, grows and grows...

The society that Sam and Astrid have struggled so hard to build is about to be shattered for good. Who will survive to see the light of day?

I received the first three books in the Gone series as a Christmas present. I wasn't much into reading at that time, but I have to say, the UK/Ireland cover looked brilliant! So I gave them a go. Well, ever since then I've become a book addict. And I want to say this, thank you Michael for bringing the love of reading into my life. You have no idea how much I appreciate it!

So, after I finished Gone, Hunger, and Lies I rushed to the book store to pick up Plague and Fear. I was completely hooked in, I couldn't escape the FAYZ! I only had to wait a short while for Light to come out, and I got it the first day it was released. I started reading straight away, I was so excited! Well now I've finished it and I can't believe this amazing series has come to an end.

So, lets get started!

"88 HOURS 39 MINUTES"

As I was reading Light, I felt so many different things. I was shocked, scared, upset, amazed, heartbroken and most of all, Michael you achieved your goal because I was definitely creeped out.
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Light is the sixth book in the Gone Series.

n Light the barrier has become transparent and the outside world peer into the strange world of the FAYZ (Fallout Alley Youth Zone). A world without adults and where some kids have powers. The darkness has taken a body, the child of Caine & Diana, calling herself Gaia.

Gaia is bent on bringing death and destruction; for no other reason than the fact that she’s evil. It’s the EndGame and what an awesome one it is. Some characters will live and others will die. The characters are prey being hunted by Gaia, an enemy who aims to hunt them to extinction.

Light is anything but predictable and so much happens. The plot is as we’ve come to expect from Grant, fast-paced.

The ending includes the aftermath, what happens once the barrier comes down. I’m not ashamed to say that some of the final scenes brought a tear to my eye including: Sam & Quinn getting their friendship back to how it was, the ending for the two gay characters – Edilio & Roger, what happened to Brianna (Breeze) & Dahra and Orc’s redemption.

Overall Light is the best in the Gone Series, closely followed by Lies. The Gone Series is worth reading from start to finish. Here are the books in order: Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear and Light.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My boy could not put the book down - literally! We went on a 2 hour car journey and he read the whole way - then he wouldn't get out of the car without a lot of cajoling and then couldn't wait to get back in for the 2 hour journey back so he could pick up where he had left off.

I am 40 pages in and I am struggling to put it down also.

If you have read the others you just have to read this one!

*****Updated April 9th 2013***** WOW! I woke this morning to read the last couple of chapters and they were great! Totally recommend this book and the whole series.

Thank you Michael Grant!
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Format: Kindle Edition
After all of the events that have happened in the FAYZ, `Light' draws this to a fast-paced and exciting conclusion. Following on from the aftermath of Gaia and the dome turning transparent, the book is a literal countdown as the kids feel that the end is near.

Grant keeps to the same formula as his previous novels in which there is still disturbing violence that the kids inflict on each other. But, after having spent a year in this prison, the kids appear to have learned from their experiences: become more resolute in their ambitions and have grown to show compassion to others when it is needed.

I really feared that this book would just finish with the barrier coming down and there being no explanation about what happened next. With everything that had happened in the FAYZ and Sam's constant worry about being judged by the outside world for his actions, I was pleased that Grant dedicated a lot of time explaining the aftermath. I took great pleasure in learning about how the kids had adapted and what the consequences were to outsiders viewing the violence in the FAYZ and I think this helped conclude the series quite nicely. Indeed, even the final note from the author was quite touching as I realised that the FAYZ was finally over and the series completed.

When I first starting reading this series, I was dubious how far the writer could go with keeping the story fresh and exciting. True, it does have its moments but I do think that, looking back, accepting events as they happened was just part of the FAYZ and an important way to help you enjoy the story. If you have read the other books in the series then it would be wrong not to read the final instalment. However, if you are not sure about the `Gone' books, then I I would recommend them as a solid read and one that you could easily enjoy.
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