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Plague by Michael Grant Review

I am very slowly getting through this series, and each time I come back to the series I keep remembering how much I loved the last book and cant wait to start. Anyway I have finished this book and it is time for a review.

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Story

It’s been eight months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

They’ve survived hunger. They’ve survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don’t just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate. Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they’ll escape—or even survive—life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?
Taken From Goodreads

My Opinion

So like I said in the beginning whenever I come back to thisseries I find the love I have for it all over again, this means I just binge the book for a whole two days and get it finished which is exactly what I did with this book. I just managed to get so drawn into the book I didn’t want to finish, I just wanted to find out more and more about the world inside the FAYZ, and when the book finished I was disappointed that there wasn’t more.

This is without a doubt the darkest book out of the series, this is because it starts to bring in a lot more adult problems. Such as depression, murder and suicide. I know that these have all been brought up in previous books but they have never been mentioned to the degree that they have been in this. I found myself no longer thinking of the children as children but instead adults which was really strange to think about when it came to think about what I thought of the book.

I think the author did an amazing job in what he has wrote in this book, the way that he has made it possible for you to imagine children being adults even though some of them aren’t even over the age of 10 is fantastic. Not only that but the way he has made is so easy to imagine all the powers and new creatures that have been presented since the creation of the FAYZ is amazing. I do think this is one of the main reasons why I love the book so much, as everything that you want to know about has been written about in such detail it’s almost like a movie (How no movie hasn’t been made for this series yet I don’t know).

You get to see three very different character developments in this book and they come from Jack, Dekka and the Breeze. When I say very different I mean very different as they get something that changes them as a person but quite possibly make them even stronger than they already are. I am not going to say what as that would be spoilers so just read the book to find out.

Overall I love this book and think that without a doubt this is the best book in the series so far as so much happens but it also slows down in the right areas to make you think about some of the more adult sides of the book. I think everyone should read this series to just see the amazing writing that is going on here.

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