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It's been eight months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

They've survived hunger. They've survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don't just fade away, and in
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Hardcover, 494 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 2010)
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Gemma
POST READING UPDATE:

Why do I do this to myself? Even as I was checking it out from the library, I was berating myself for my lack of common sense. Checking out a book I am fully aware will terrify me...

And it did. Not as much as the others, because I read it quickly and in the daylight, but I have the feeling I'm going to be checking the far corners of my room for glowing green lights and being freaked out by the lightbulb on my smoke detector...

Honestly... were this any other book, it would ha
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Emily May


This book pretty much completely overruled everything negative I may have said about Lies. The last book seemed like the series was running out of juice and I found it impossible to believe that Grant could sustain the story throughout the 3 more books he had planned. But alas, all is forgiven and Plague was pretty much awesome, apart from some of the same old annoying factors that got on my nerves before in Gone and Hunger. Books 1 and 2 built up this overall plot about the radiation effects f
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Alli
OMFG. this was amazing. i loved it. great character development, action-packed plot....just wow.
Abdal
May 02, 2011 Abdal rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To Everyone (This book series is one of the best out there in today's YA market)
OMFG I am totally shizzing myself due to the awesome-waves this book is radiating XD.

A friend and I found early copies in a WHSmith close to our school.

OMFG.

Ultra-eeek.

I've read about two hundred pages or so.

IT. IS. EPIC.

o_0

Too much awesomeness, not enough time *flail*

Will review this soon.

Now, must go back to reading



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After much frenzied reading, torn up emotions, a few gr
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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
For the most part, Plague was just as entertaining and action-packed as its predecessors.
To be honest, though, I'm starting to have an issue with the determined length of this series.
You see, I kind of wish this series would only be 5 books, instead of, like, 6. Knowing that there are (at least) two more books to go before any kind of resolution hits is rather exhausting.
I loved Gone and thought Hunger was very well-done, but starting with Lies, the series started to take on an almost soap-opera
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Mitchel Broussard
My favorite ongoing series of the past couple of years continues with Plague, and proves that the first three books were no fluke. This is just as action-packed, jaw-dropping and lightning-paced as the first books. And a TON bloodier.

So it's been eight months since every adult disappeared and the impenetrable dome descended on the sleepy town of Perdido Beach. Throughout fires, horrid blood-baths, mutating monsters, and freak evolutions in the kids, the town has survived. The very unstable soci
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Emma  Hoke
Plague, out of all the four Gone novels, was definitely the most graphic and harsh, but very realistic. The thing I like about Michael Grant is that he doesn't gloss over stuff, but dives right into it-- the characters, the plot, the drama, was all perfectly detailed and well- written. I like how the author goes between different kids in all his books, because it lets the readers get a good feel of what everyone is going through. The kids were all very relateable, to me, with all their strengths ...more
smoreads
My, how I love the Gone novels. If you haven't given these books a try yet, they come with my highest & most sincere recommendation. They are fast-paced & high-intensity, but at the same time, incredibly thoughtful books.

However, out of all the four novels, be warned: Plague wins the gross-out award, for sure. Let's just say that the "plague" is not your average virus (and tbh, it isn't even the least of the kids' worries). The must-look-away-CAN'T-LOOK-AWAY horror of Plague achieves so
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Rachel
Eh....
I read the first book of the series and loved it. Second, a tad less. Third, I started to hate the characters and find some mistakes in the writing. And now I'm just reading it to see how it ends. I mean, it's a good book, it just has a lot of stuff going on.
Things that bother me:
1) The amount of characters. He just keeps throwing them at you! There's so many that when they reappear in the story line I have to text my friend so she can remind me who they are!
2) In this book, Brianna was s
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Taylor
I just finished this book yesterday...it only took me two days to read all 492 pages. And believe me when I say, this was one of the best uses of paper and ink ever!

Warning: there are a TON of spoilers!

I've been anxious for this book to come out since the minute I finished "Lies," which, at the time, was my favorite of the Gone series. Sorry, "Lies," but you have been replaced by "Plague" as my new Gone series fave.

With non-stop action, crazy plot twists, confusing relationships, freakish bugs,
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Hannah
Three words to describe this book... No, scratch that. Three words to describe this entire series: violent, melodramatic, and drawn-out.

This book was pretty much exactly like the other books. Things go from bad to worse, of course. More minor people die, the main protagonists continue to live, and new issues continue to present themselves. No new ground is made in breaking out of the FAYZ. But this entire plot follows along the same exact freakin' lines as the other books. Yeah, the hurdles are
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Brittany Grace
The first book in this series was amazing and one of the best books I've read. Sadly, this series seems to be one in which the quality of the book declines with each sequel. This book was entirely too graphic with the descriptions of the plague and the bugs. I did not appreciate that; in fact, it made me sick to my stomach at some points and I had to put the book down for fear of losing my lunch. I realize that Michael Grant is trying to be realistic with the types of problems these characters w ...more
Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
It's been over two years since I last read this book, and re-reading it reignited my love for the series. Most kids would agree that they grew up with Harry Potter, but I guess I am a late bloomer because I didn't start really growing up until I picked up the GONE series.

The kids in the FAYZ have been beaten, starved, and lied to, all they need now is a plague to help them cough their lungs out. Perfect, don't you think? Every time I read a book in this series, I'm still amazed at the things Mic
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Ishy
Oct 04, 2010 Ishy marked it as to-read
Just to clarify (because I WISH Michael Grant would!!!)

The guy on the back is NOT Zil and is NOT Drake. Drake is blond with grey eyes as observed by Orsay in HUNGER. Zil is not INDIAN!
SANJIT!!! is on the back of LIES. Look to pg 98-99 of LIES. It says, and I quote, "Sanjit Brattle-Chance was fourteen years old. He was tall, thin, slightly stooped, with black hair down to his shoulders, laughing black eyes, and skin the color of caramel."
He is INDIAN but grew up in Bangkok, Thailand.
*sigh* Someti
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Adam
AGH!!!!! I NEED THIS BOOK! THE COVER LOOKS AMAZING!
Anne
3.5 stars

About halfway through the book I started to wonder if this was going to end up being the equivalent of that tv show Lost.
At first, I really liked Lost. I mean, it had that cool mystery/sci-fi sort of vibe that kept me coming back for more each week. My love affair lasted a couple of seasons, and then faded away.
Why?
Eh. The plot started to drone on and on, nothing made much sense, and it seemed like the producers were just going to milk that cow until it went dry. Poor cow.
Anyway, tha
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Vicky N.
As Stella would say: "Oh my Gaiaphage!"

I knew Michael Grant was EVIL, but never has his evilness reached such levels. So many questions, no answers & a WHOLE year ahead until it's sequel. *hyperventilates*

Plague as it's predecessor is full of fast-pacing, killing action. The FAYZ has never before been in such more trouble. Everything is backwards, Sam & Astrid, Diana & Caine.

Although this book was awesome, I can't help but feel it sort of precedes something BIGGER. And I know that if
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Paul Beimers
Apr 04, 2013 Paul Beimers rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who: have read the previous installments.
This review is also available on Kat and Stephanie's wonderful Cuddlebuggery book blog.

4 1/2 stars

The general consensus seems to be that Plague is a superior sequel to Lies, which many fans see as the weakest installment in Michael Grant's series thus far. I read both with this in mind, under the assumption that my opinion would end up being similar, if not identical.

And, wouldn't you know it? I ended up loving the latter more than the former. Go figure.

To be honest, I feel that this series ma
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Gabriel
THIS IS THE BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BOOK OF THE SERIES SO FAR!

Yes!

After a mediocre and disappointing Lies(ugh), Plague redeems the series and brought what I loved about Gone and Hunger and combined them into this great installment.


Pros:

Caina---You naughty couple you. And look what happens to Diana at the end :) This should make Fear an interesting installment.

Human Crew---They were great in this book but my issue is that given all the supernatural elements of the series, Human Crew provided a n
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Thomas
Plague, the fourth book in the Gone series, continues the story of the FAYZ inhabitants and their struggle to survive. There's a creepy cough-until-you-die disease going around, the Darkness is slowly spreading its malevolent influence, and the characters are killing each other. Again. But let me tell you something...

THE BUGS. OH DEAR LORD, THE BUGS.

The book jacket describes the disturbing insects that appear in this book as "sinister" and "predatory". I prefer "scary as hell". They hatch their
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Zara
I HOPE SAM AND ASTRID DONT HAVE A KID!!!! IT WILL TOTALLY RECK THIS BOOK I WILL CRY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE PLZZZ DONT LET ASTRID AND SAM HAVE SEX PLZZZZZZZ I HATE ASTRID SHE IS USING SAM SO HER AND HER LITTLE BROTHER L.P ARE PROTECTED!!! SAM CAN DO SO MUCH BETTER!!!! I HOPE ITS CAINE AND DIANA OR SOME NEW KIDS.... MAYBE IT COULD BE LANA AND QUINN... IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF LANA AND SAM GOT TOGETHER... HAHAHA PLZ DO NOT HAVE A KID SAM AND ASTRID IT WILL TOTALLY SUCK I WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE AND M ...more
Ilsa Bick
If you’ve been following this series, you know that things are going from bad to worse to downright AWFUL in the FAYZ–and I’ll bet you’re loving every second of it. There’s no easy way to summarize this penultimate installment, but suffice to say that the usual cast of bad actors make their reappearance; the food’s just about gone and so is most of the water; Sam and Astrid are having major relationship issues (Grant doesn’t believe in sugar-coating a thing, and so not only is there a fair amoun ...more
Evi
No real spoilers here until the last paragraph.

I love these books. The great thing about them is that it's the kind of series that can span six books of such large proportions-- it's not a trilogy stretched to fit some bloated plot. There's enough action, turmoil, and adventure here to fill every page.

Another great thing about these is that you forget you're reading. Invisible prose is the true mark of a good book-- story-lines and characters so intriguing that it ceases to be carefully-structur
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Justin
"So this is how you destroy us. This is how you kill us off. The old-fashioned way: plague."

It's been 8 months since the adults disappeared. Gone.

The kids of Perdido Beach sure are tough. Surviving Hunger. Surviving Lies. But will they survive this Plague?

A fatal illness that's highly contagious is spreading throughout the town. People coughing their insides out. At least one dying every day. An illness even Lana can't cure. Will anyone even survive?

Meanwhile, giant bugs are starting to terrori
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Mike
Rating: 4.5/5

Wow. I'm finding it hard to walk away from that book with any feelings other than 'impressed'. Also, 'scared as fuck'. I'm not sure if this is the best book of the series so far, because nothing can match the sheer skill of the plotting and writing in Hunger, but this was certainly the most extreme. Everything about the series - the darkness, the nightmare fuel, the mysteries, the complexity in the plotting - was amped up a notch. Grant's books have always been a pretty unique readi
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Carina
I have no words to describe how awesome this book was...okay maybe I do.

Compared to the rest of the books in Michael Grant's Gone Series, I found Plague to be by far my favorite. For me, the third book, Lies, just didn't cut it for me and I was afraid that the rest of the forthcoming books in the series would suffer as well. Luckily this wasn't the case.

Michael Grant loves to keep readers guessing, all the while leaving them gripping tightly to the edge of their seats in a frantic nail-biting an
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Jinky Spring
This was great to a creepy degree!

In this book the kids face a different type of enemy an enemy that's eating them from inside and can't be destroyed by Sam's light rays. So a lot of chaos came to Perdido Beach...


Oh yeah! This picture is the perfect indicator to how chaotic this book was!
Loads of twists turns, despair and chaos! The whole scenario felt shockingly real and suspenseful. But the thing I'm most glad about is the fact I was right about the nuclear power plant being responsible for t
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Meagan Masters
This one made me think bit more. I wasn't a big fan of how the Darkness/gaiaphage was present in this book. It was a little too "Starship Troopers" to me - but I did like the character development in this book. Those I love grew in depth (Dekka, Sam, Jack, Lana), and those I dislike either creeped me out to a new extreme (Drake and Pete) or surprised me completely (Caine and Diana). I also have to give props to Orc for not being a static character. While the other characters pigeon-hole hole him ...more
Rachel
I won this as an ARC from Goodreads.

Let me start with saying that I like this series, but I'm not an obsessed fan. I think they're okay and I want to know what's happening, so that might create a little bias on this review. I also get a strange chuckle out of it. Children dying shouldn't be funny... but I laugh. Messed up? Probably.

All the characters are back (at least the ones who haven't died) and the drama is even more dramatic. A plague (duh, read the title) has come and is killing kids wi
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Alicia
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES**

My god I love the Gone Series. After devouring and loving the previous three books - Gone, Hunger and Lies - I was more than eager to get my hands on Plague, and I finally spotted it at my library! You’d think the six-part series would steadily be getting worse by now, but that is most definitely not the case – if anything it gets better and even more gripping as the kids become more desperate to survive…and ill; because illness is striking
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“Okay, look. I get it. You're one of those people who thinks they have to help screwed-up people. Or maybe you're attracted to dangerous, unbalanced people. But listen up: I'm not Edward and you're not Bella" - Lana” 203 likes
“The gaiaphage. That's the other word they use. 'Gaia,' as in world. 'Phage,' as in a worm or something that eats something up. I'm going to go way out on a limb here and say I don't think something that calls itself a 'world eater' is a good thing.” 134 likes
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