Gone by Michael Grant Review

I have now started on a new series and after it is has been staring at me for the last couple of days I thought I would re-read the Gone series. I haven’t read this series in about 2 years and thought why not as ill be able to put the review up onto my blog.



The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant’s breathtaking dystopian, sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King.

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.

There are teens, but not one single adult. 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…

Michael Grant’s Gone as been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.

Taken From Goodreads

My Opinion

If you have a look on goodreads you will see that this book has a quite low rating for 3.86 and when I saw this I was very surprised as for me I loved this book and I thought that more people would to. This has everything that a sci-fi/fantasy lover would want in a book, it has a strange storyline, with a powers being added and even though it is a young adult book they don’t cut down on the swearing or naything else which is something I think that all young adult books should have.

I really liked the story, and as I have yet to read the lord of the flies so this is a new experience for me. It was really interesting seeing how young children (all below the age of 15) would handle the pressure of being on their own with no parents around to help them. Well it was all going fairly okay until the Coates kids came along and wanted to take over. This story had been gripped from the start and it really made me not want to put the book down.

I also really enjoyed a lot of the characters as well especially as they developed from when the FAYZ had gone up. Sam who was struggling to not have any sort of responsibility, while everyone around him believed that he would be the right person for the job. Astrid who was a genius but couldn’t understand anything about why the FAYZ had happened. Overall just about every character that you get introduced to will change within this book causing you to like different characters that at first you didn’t like. For me, when I first started reading I really liked Quinn he was different and I liked that but after a couple of hundred I ended up hating the guy.

I also loved the range of powers that where also shown in this book, it had everything from super speed to being able to move things with your mind and teleportation to being able to shot laser out of your hands. However I do wish that Michael Grant went into more detail when it came with the powers such as maybe a bit of a back story or some training as he did just skip to them only barely being able to control their powers to them being able to do amazing things with them.

Overall for me this book is great and is well worth the read and I cant wait to get onto the next book in the series whenever that may be as I left the next book at university. I do suggest that people read this book if they like Sci-fi and Fantasy as you might discover your next favourite series.

I will give this book a 4.5 out of 5


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