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Lies by Michael Grant Review

I am finally onto the third book in the series, even though I said I was going to try and read this book next quite a few had somehow made it infront of this. However I am now back and just finished the book so what did I think of the book?

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Story

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?

Taken from Goodreads

My Opinion

For me this book is so much darker then the other two, the reason why I say this is because so many more mental issues are addressed in this book because of how people are reacting with lower food sources and people starting to act crazy because they cant have something their own way. Some of the mental issues that are addressed in this book are depression and suicide. People are depressed because they don’t have enough to eat and they don’t think they will ever be able to see the people they love again, and it is because of this that the becoming suicidal. For me this is what takes this series from just being another fantasy series where kids get powers in different ways to making it more grown up and kind of following the main audience of YA, obviously they still aren’t swearing but what can you expect from a book that literally describes a person being burnt to death in a lot of detail.

I love the writing so much in this book, I makes me feel as if I am actually there while reading, listening to all the problems that Astrid is going through, or seeing how Sam is coping with the lack of power and coping mentally with what happened in the last book. With a lot of fiction books they make me want to be part of that world so I am able to expericnce everything that happens in the book, but that is not the case with this one mainly because I know I would of died the second I was no longer able to get a McDonalds whenever I wanted. This just goes to show the writer did that good job of writing the book he makes people never want to be in a situation like what the characters in the book are.

If I wasn’t preparing for university I would have been able to finish this book in a day if not less because it got me so engrossed so quickly it just makes you want to keep on reading to find out as much as you possible can about the characters and every little thing that they are going through. This book is great and addresses a number of mental issues that helps a lot in getting more and more people to understand what people who are going through these issues are actually thinking.

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