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Light: A Gone Novel (Gone #6)

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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  15,697 ratings  ·  1,911 reviews
It’s been more than a year since every person over the age of fifteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California. In that time, countless battles have been fought: Battles against hunger and lies and plagues and worse, battles of good against evil, and kid against kid. Allegiances have been won, lost, betrayed, and won again; ideologies have been shattered and ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
AFTER READING:
This series was the first book obsession I had in high school, and I believe that it actually made me more interested in books.

And now I must say goodbye to this amazing series :'(

BEFORE READING:
WHY?
WHY MUST THIS BOOK COME OUT AFTER THE WORLD ENDS?
WHY?
*Cries*

EDIT:
Okay! FALSE ALARM!!
The world didn't end!
H.D. Tolson
Overall, this was one of the best YA series I have ever read, solely based on the crisp writing style, amazingly fleshed out cast of characters, and relentlessly interesting and compelling plot. This was the series that really got me to read ravenously, and this ending was the best I could have imagined.


I recommend this series to all.
Sabrina
Don’t fight it, Nemesis. The end is the best part of any story. The end.

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I remember back when the first Gone book came out, I was walking
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emily_oriley
Raise your hand if you opened this book and did not put it down until you got to the last page? *raises both hands*

Holy crap and a half, Batman. Michael Grant, I applaud you, good sir. A perfect ending to a nail-biting series. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I cried, I threw my Nook in angst, I cried some more, I cheered, I cried and I cried and I cried.

And.....my favorite character.......DID NOT DIE!!!!!!! ^.^

And thank you, thank you, thank you, for adding in the Aftermath Chapters -I would ha
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Paul Beimers
So I haven't started it quite yet. I'd like to finish my current reads before tackling this one, I think.
Carissa
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Emily May

And so the Gone series has come to an end. I'm obviously not going to post any spoilers for the ending and I see no real point in reviewing just this book because you're probably going to base your decision of whether or not to read Light on your experience with the previous books. So I thought I'd do something of a series review here, for those who haven't picked up this series and are maybe considering it. Or those who haven't heard of the Gone series before and find themselves randomly on th
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Jess
Update 7/28/2013.
Well it's kind of a bitter sweet feeling that this series is now over. I really enjoyed this series probably more then any other series I have ever read. It's very rare that I love every book in a series and in this series, I can't pick my favorite simply because they were all amazing. The only reason I'm giving this book 4 stars is because he killed Breeze. Fuck you Michael. That was legit the only person I wasn't going to be okay with dying and you killed her. I literally star
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Carrie
I can't wait! Although, not to criticize, but come on. Gone. Hunger. Lies, Plague, Fear. And now LIGHT? Really? Maybe the title should have been a LITTLE less positive. It's making me worried that it will have a cruddy, cliche happy ending, like the FAYZ wall comes down, and everyone's happy and it's all virtual reality and the dead kids aren't really dead. I'm crossing my fingers that this amazing series won't end in an annoying way!
Braiden
If you haven’t yet begun this series I urge you not to continue, or even are at least finished Fear.

BEWARE OF EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS, TOO.


Originally published at Book Probe Reviews.

‘Turn out the light, Sam.’
Sam reached for the switch and turned out the light.


For the past four years I’ve followed Michael Grant’s Gone series. I’ll admit I came to this party almost three years late. One day browsing Borders I stumbled upon this book with blue-edged pages. That book was, of course, the UK hardcover o
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Deena Beena
So I started reading this the night before school, I told myself that it was going to be very emotional for me and that I was going to cry a lot. So the next day I continued reading at school, and as I was reading, I thought "Ha, this isn't that bad after all, I don't even feel remotely upset", only to get half way through the book and find tears streaming down my cheeks and goosebumps on my arms, several times I had to stop reading because I seriously couldn't control my emotions, even now, wri ...more
Rachel Fisher
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Title: Light (Final book in the Gone Series)
Author: Michael Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

Amazon Summary - It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since every person 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
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Brendan
All right...so does anybody else think that the Gone kids should have a massive battle with freaky mutant alpacapillars to free themselves from the FAYZ?

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...because I do.
Linna
Mar 13, 2012 Linna marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I NEED THIS BOOK. NOW. Grrr :(

AH THE COVER.
Francesca
This review needs serious editing (I wrote it really late just after finishing the book)

For now this pretty much sums it up:


Ricky
REVIEW AND RECAP, TO BE COMPLETED AFTER THIS CAN'T-WAIT-FOR-IT-TO-SAVE-MY-EVER-LOVING-LIFE NOVEL IS IN MY HANDS NEXT SPRING...

More than a year ago, Perdido Beach, CA, was cut off from the world by an impenetrable force field twenty miles in diameter. All the children age 14 and under remained, while everyone else vanished, resulting in what was called the Fallout Alley Youth Zone or FAYZ. Some of the kids developed powers. All sorts of powers.

More than eight months ago, the food started to run o
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Thomas
If there's one series that captures my teenage years, it's this one. I picked up Gone five years ago at the age of 13 maybe because Sam was cute, not like I knew I was into guys at the time and five books later I've finished the series, now as an adult. I have so much history with this series, and I doubt any sleeping aid would give me back the hours I've spent reading it late into the night.

If you haven't read Light yet or the books preceding it, I'd recommend skipping this paragraph and catchi
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Reading Teen (Andye)
LIGHT was absolutely amazing and I'm so sad that it's over. What a fantastically satisfying conclusion to one of my favorite series ever!

Watch me babble incoherently about it on my video mini-review on the blog
here

-Kit

(Also, we're giving away the books on the blog! Giveaway)
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
If Sam dies, I think I will also die a little inside.

EDIT: MARCH 3: Holy f***. Holy f***. Holy shit. What the f***. How the f*** am I supposed to live now? This was the best book of the year for me, so far, and that's a lot since I'm mainly a romance reader and this is not a... typical romance.

But OMG. It was so badass, you guys, the end was so badass. Like you would not believe. You will laugh, you will cry, you will gasp, your heart will wrench and break and then break again and then shatter a
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Alexis
May 12, 2011 Alexis marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I really hope this nook shows them adjusting to life outside the FAYZ. Personally, i think it will. In Gone, everyone was gone from the start. In Hunger, there was hunger from the start, ext. I think at the end of fear the wall will come down, allowing the kids back into the outside world. Then light will explain how their lives changed. And hopefully an explantion about sam and caine and the whole adoption thing.
Lisa
Dec 07, 2011 Lisa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
r Okay so I've been thinking: what if in the end of Fear the walls of the FAYZ come crashing down? Before you tell me it's crazy, hear me out. Okay so in Gone the adults disappear like page 1 and in plague the sickness starts in what? Chapter 2? So I think Light will be entirely about outside life as Sam as wondered about in Plague. Plus, we can hear from Connie and other adults. We could get a whole new perspective. I've been thinking about this for a really long time ( like a year) and want to ...more
Matt
Here are some of the things bouncing around my head right now, about this book:

1.) I expected people to die. They did.
2.) I also expected people I liked to die. They did. (Only two of the major characters die. Guess who?)

And that's...really pretty much what happened. Not huge shockers in this one - most of the plot twist and FAYZ revelations happen in the earlier books of the series. Well, almost all of them. There aren't too many plot twists, or unexpected results here, which is part of what bu
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Jack
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*WARNING: This review may contain spoilers of the first five books in the Gone series.

Bravo!

Light is the 6th and final book in the best selling Gone series by Michael Grant. Filled with action, suspense and shocking revelations. Light, and the rest of the Gone series, represents dystopian thrillers at their best.

All eyes are on Perdido Beach. The barrier wall is now as clear as glass and life in the FAYZ is visible for the entir
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Belle
NOTE: This review used to be predictions, but since I have read it now I am writing an ACTUAL review here.

So... one of my all time favorite series is over. It is actually the first time I have had to part with a favorite so far. I'm lucky that way, though the ending for those are close too. So I gave this book five stars, but I have a few VERY small complaints. This said, I ALMOST decided to give it four stars, but obviously I decided against it. I understand that when you are a writer it is har
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Kelli Lee
Well, I'm a sobbing mess. What an awesomely epic ending to an equally epic series! Grant didn't disappoint. Not at all. From start to finish this series has captivated my attention, shocked me, saddened me, I've cheered for certain characters, wished others would meet their maker sooner rather than later, mourned for many, and vowed to curse Grant if he killed two in particular, (view spoiler). Truth be told, I'm cursing him right about now, but it's all good. ...more
Suzanne
I can't believe it is over.
Goodbye, Astrid. Your suffering was not in vain. Thank you for loving Sam.
Goodbye, Caine. Your obsession with power broke my heart. Thank you for loving Diana.
Goodbye, Diana. I know you. Thank you for loving Caine.
Goodbye, Sam. Your reluctant hero was never a stereotype. Thank you for loving Astrid.
Goodbye Edilio, Lana, Patrick, Breeze, Dekka,Orc, Quinn, Albert, Little Pete, and all FAYZ citizens. This has been an amazing journey.
Thank you, Michael Grant for sharing t
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Kenzie
Apr 11, 2012 Kenzie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I loved this entire series and usually read the books in just a few days. Fear was especially good, and the ending was awesome. I understand that writing a long quality book takes time, but it Light really needs to be published a little faster. Even if its just by a couple months. By the time I got to read Fear, I had completely forgotten most of the events in the first three books and had to refresh myself on the fourth book at parts. I almost didn't even read Fear because it had been so long s ...more
FourteenRedRoses
*Review Contains Spoilers, Use of Spoiler Tag*

I've done it again. It's half past one in the morning and I just finished reading. Because of that, this won't be a full review (because believe it or not I need sleep).

I want to give this four stars for the book overall and five stars for the ending. I loved the way this ended, I'll go into more detail in my full review, but there were some parts that actually made me shed a few tears. It's sad that my time with these books has come to an end after
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Tahura
332 kids between the age of one month and fourteen years are confined within the FAYZ.

196 eventually emerged.

136 lay dead.

Dead and buried in the town plaza.

Dead and floating in the lake or its shores.

Dead in the desert. In the fields.


Michael Grant takes us to place where all adults are Gone

Hunger is breaking them apart.

They have told Lies

Everyone is dying from the Plauge

They are all living in Fear

In this book, the FAYZ wall is a glass. Adults CAN see the horror that is happening,
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Milly
-------------------------------------------SPOILER ALERT-------------------------------------------------

I wouldn't read this review unless you have read all of the series.

I'm going to review the whole series (pretty much) on here, I think it would be difficult to review the books individually as they are so interlinked; even though they are different books they may as well be one, you couldn't read them as stand alone books.

So two years ago, I picked up a book called Gone out of the library,
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Okay, trying this again. Goodreads lost the bio I just spent 30 minutes writing. So now it's just going to be incoherent rambling. Yes, the earlier draft was also incoherent rambling, but way better.

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“Sam’s probably out there somewhere being his usual heroic self,” Caine said. “I can’t let that boy save the world all alone. I’d never live it down.” 111 likes
“Deep down, she's a good person, Diana is," Caine said, and sighed. "Deep down, I'm not. But she is.” 87 likes
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