Review: Light (Gone #6) by Michael Grant
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Light by Michael Grant
Series: Gone #6
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books on April 2, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, YA
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About the Book:
It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
In the time since everyperson over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?
Light, the sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.
This review will contain certain spoilers. Please do not read on if you haven’t read the book primarily.
This book was so brilliant it hurt.
I couldn’t think of a better way to end the series.
Watching the characters grow, change from villains to hero, change from saints to monsters, or stay the same throughout (coughDRAKEcough), was a tremendous experience for every reader that picked up the very first book in the series.
There were some characters that absolutely broke my heart, watching them hunt for redemption and love at the last moment possible. Where it really mattered.
And it was devastating watching the most heroic characters lose their lives to the most noble causes.
(Brianna and Orc, you guys will never be forgotten)
These characters had been through the pits of hell not once, but several times over, and the most agonizingly frustrating part of the book was thinking that the outside world would never acknowledge that. They would forever be criminals despite the lives their actions had saved.
Of course, in the end, Cain DID save them all. But it was frustrating that a blatant lie was what kept the protagonists of the book out of prison; I wish the public would have seen that they did what they did because they HAD to, not because they WANTED to.
The book had flaws, as does every book. The book ended on a very circumstantial note, as the fates of the characters, although positive, were purely based on luck rather than an actual justification for their happy lives. Nevertheless, the book ended tremendously. And acknowledging Grant’s final words at the end of Light, we never truly leave the FAYZ. No, the FAYZ stays with us as long as we harbor the memory of this brilliant series with us.
5 Out of 5 Controllers
Note: This review can also be found on Sarika’s Goodreads