Fear by Michael Grant Review

I have been trying to finish this series for over a year now, so to be able to read the same series 2 books in the row is almost like a miracle. Anyway after finishing the book it is now time for the review.



It’s been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they’ve built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

Taken from Goodreads

My Opinion

Due to university starting again this book took longer then originally thought to be able to finish but once I got past the 300 pages mark I didn’t want to stop reading, which meant a few late nights where in order. I am going to say that this isn’t the best book in the series, and its not by a long shot (That still goes to Plague) but it was still a good read.

The reason why I don’t think it is as good as the Plague is because even though more seemed to happen in this book, they just weren’t explained as well as in Plague. The only exception to this is when we are talking about Sam’s fear of the dark, and while talking about this the author used 2 pages to talk about why Sam is scared of the dark. I loved this part and I wish he went into more detail with the rest of the characters as the fears of Dekka and Astrid are also explained but in a lot less detail and in situations that didn’t really matter.

It has taken 5 books but Sam has finally realised he was never a good leader but in fact a great solider and has finally give all control to Eldio. To put this in book time it took Sam a year to realise the reason everyone followed him is because he is a good fighter and they know he will look after them. The reason why I am talking about this is because I was going to say how much he has developed as a character over the course of the series but he has got nothing on Quinn. Quinn has gone from being Sams best friend to a traitor to being the friend of Lana to a fisherman to being one of the most respected people in the FAYZ. I have looked at a lot of reviews of this series since starting it again and I have not seen anyone mention how much Quinn has improved.

I enjoyed my read of this book and like I said before it was around the 300 mark that I just wanted to keep reading as that is when we started delving deeper into the minds of the main characters and we get to find out much more about them and causing me to like them even more. The only disappoint is the lack of detail that is used in some of the problems throughout the book but that didn’t make it a great read.


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5 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I recommend that you try to some up the book in your own words. It will make your post feel a lot more personal and the reader can tell when you put more work into your posts


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