Monday, July 19, 2010
Lies by Michael Grant
Author: Michael Grant
Published: May 2010
Source: The Library
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 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. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.
I don't think that I've ever read a more twisted series of books. Seriously. I read them the same way that you can't look away from a train wreck: with a horrible fascination and a sick feeling in your gut. They are so good, but I could only read so much at one time.
One thing that I really like about these books is also it's biggest drawback. I love all of the characters, how we get inside the head of a lot of them, not just the main ones. Michael Grant does a great job of keeping the characters realistic. It can be confusing, because it's hard to keep track of so many characters, what they look like, if they have a power, what it is.
Michael Grant has one hell of an imagination. Seriously. What happens in these books is insane, yet always realistic. The way the children act, they way they feel, the horrible things that happen to them. It's all realistic, which is part of the reason why it's so terrifying.
Basically, I really liked this book and thought that it was a great addition to the series. I only wish that it was easier to keep track of the characters.
Overall: 44/50 B+
Cover/Title Comments: Both are great. I like how they use the same people on each cover. The title fits it well, as there are many lies told in this story.