Sunday, May 15, 2011

Plague by Michael Grant

Plague is the fifth of the Gone Series about a group of young adults with supernatural powers, who are forced to take sides among peers while trapped in FAYZ, a world created by the young autistic Peter. Morality and logic have ceased to work after FAYZ forces a disastrous onslaught of attacks upon its residents. Edilio has been elected head of the council, but the real leader is Sam, and his (reluctant) girlfriend Astrid. A teenage couple at odds in the FAYZ, their actual relationship is far from what either of them had hoped.

A page turner at every word as a new breed of parasite, persistently impenetrable, voracious, and breeding by the minute, is on the move. Its main targets are the residents of FAYZ. The Plague sneaks in from outside the city bringing a death cough, the severity of which can propel its occupant through the air. With the threats growing ever nearer, the council and its members struggle to keep the FAYZ, and themselves, alive.

As with most of the other Gone novels, this book is fast paced and each page causes the reader to want more. Don't even bother to start here if you're new. If you're a veteran, this is a perfect addition.

Rating 5 out of 5

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