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Light (Gone #6)

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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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Sydney YES! I know that when you look at the series, it might seem a little bit intimidating. The plot is absolutely crazy and there are so many characters…moreYES! I know that when you look at the series, it might seem a little bit intimidating. The plot is absolutely crazy and there are so many characters to keep track of. But it's all worth it. By the end of the series I was in tears because I didn't want it to be the end. (I know its dramatic but it's the truth.) You will fall in love with the characters and the story line. Please read the series! (less)
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Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
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 :'(


The world didn't end!
HD Tolson
Jul 19, 2014 HD Tolson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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 walkin
Aug 09, 2013 emily_oriley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. 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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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
Apr 28, 2013 Epizeuxis marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
So I haven't started it quite yet. I'd like to finish my current reads before tackling this one, I think.
Jul 28, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 09, 2013 Braiden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven’t yet begun this series I urge you not to continue, or even are at least finished Fear.


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
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!
Deena Beena
Mar 26, 2013 Deena Beena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 03, 2013 Brendan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All does anybody else think that the Gone kids should have a massive battle with freaky mutant alpacapillars to free themselves from the FAYZ?


...because I do.
Rachel Fisher
Apr 04, 2013 Rachel Fisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Mar 13, 2012 Linna marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


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
This review needs serious editing (I wrote it really late just after finishing the book)

For now this pretty much sums it up:

Reading Teen
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


(Also, we're giving away the books on the blog! Giveaway)
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.
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
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
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
Cait (Paper Fury)
AAAAAAAAH!!!! End of review.

Okay, I’ll give a little more then that, but I warn you: I have an explicit book-hangover at the moment and the only thing I can focus on is “aaaah!”

Closing an epic series is no easy task. In fact, the book either ends up a roaring success or a roaring failure – not much middle ground. Fortunately (for me, that is), LIGHT ended up a screaming success. It blew me out of the water with sheer awesomeness and I might have throw the book across the room a few times while
Apr 05, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 16, 2013 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For book reviews and more, please visit my book blog, The Book Stop

*WARNING: This review may contain spoilers of the first five books in the Gone series.


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
Apr 06, 2013 Belle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Apr 03, 2013 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Apr 10, 2013 Sigh. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Apr 01, 2013 Stevie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I can't even cope with my feelings right now oh my fucking god MICHEAL GRANT YOU HAVE KILLED ME
ok this sounds so stupid but seriously, these books and these characters have changed me. Really, properly changed me into a better person. Also maybe, possibly to be able to fire a gun like Lana. Maybe.

But I think there is always something about the end of series which makes me read a little bit slower in the hope of dragging it out for longer, meaning I don’t have to say goodbye to those characters
Sep 03, 2015 Milly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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-------------------------------------------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.

I'm the co-author or author of about 160 books, including the ANIMORPHS series, the GONE series, the BZRK series, the MAGNIFICENT 12 series (Mommy, make him stop saying series!), the MESSENGER OF FEAR
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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.” 124 likes
“Deep down, she's a good person, Diana is," Caine said, and sighed. "Deep down, I'm not. But she is.” 99 likes
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