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Lies (Gone #3)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  48,941 Ratings  ·  1,949 Reviews
It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. 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 Drake is dead—or so they thought.

Perdido Beach burns and battles rage: Astrid against the Town Counci
ebook, 294 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Feb 05, 2012 Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: X-Men lovers
Wow! Another greatly delivered book by Michael Grant. The 3rd installment of the GONE series is not to be missed.

Just when Sam and his town have conquered hunger, Orsay is claimed to be able to see past the FAYZ wall. Lies? Unsure. Drake is rumoured to be back from the dead. Lies? Unsure. Brittney seem to be a tough little cookie who is not yet ready to give up her fight with Death yet. She is aslo rumoured to have returned. As if lies and rumours were not enough, Zil is teaming up with Caine f
Mar 15, 2014 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I've just finished my re-read, I think I'll go through and tweak my original review a tad. Not because any of my opinions have changed necessarily, but I'd just like to expand on some of them. Note to Tia, Emily, and Kelsey-- my dear goodreads and real life friends, do not read on until you have read the book!

I suppose I was a bit premature in announcing my glee over the teaming of Sam and Caine in the previous book. Guess that was a one time thing, because they seemed to be back to their old
Emily May

Plot: 2.5 stars
Characters: 4 stars
Writing: 3.5 stars
Sci-fi Element: 3.5 stars
Ending: 3 stars

Overall: 3.3 stars

This series is getting weaker. After really enjoying the first two in the series, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the third installment. But it just didn't add anything to the series, it was still well-written but I felt like the author was merely prolonging the story and not really moving the plot along. Maybe it's the old: longer series = more money, but that's just... crap.
Morgan F
I am a little bit sad. For the past two weeks, my life (well, my book life) has been revolved around reading this series. I re-read the thrill rides which are Gone and Hunger-- then it was time for the main event, the newest installment in the Gone series. Lies.

I have to say it wasn't my favorite in the series. The flaws I had previously brushed aside in the first too became so blatant in this one that I couldn't ignore them. Don't get me wrong- it was still fantastic and I enjoyed it immensely,
Aaron Vincent
Jun 01, 2010 Aaron Vincent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystocalypse
The title didn't do anything good to me but just made me paranoid while reading the book. It made me doubt everything in it. I want to believe the explanation to what happen to the adults but the title just makes me doubt it. I want to believe that Sam and Astrid has finally learned and finally embraced their dark side but the title makes me doubt it. I want to believe that the conflict between the freaks/moofs and normals is finally over but the title makes me doubt it. I want to believe that t ...more
Unexpected menace. We usually think of children as little folk that need our protection and yet, they are really uncivilized savages. They've not learned the inhibitions that adults have learned and are equally capable of the tenderest caring and the most horrific violence. It's this potential for violence, this feeling of menace that makes Michael Grant's stories from the FAYZ so compelling.

The third installment in the series continues the tradition and manages to find new ground to cover; new
Jun 16, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

*This review contains spoilers from previous books in the series

Lies is the third book in the Gone series. What I love so much about this series is really the characters, and the insane situations that Michael Grant comes up with. Everything is so original and intense, and that's always good in a dystopian! I'm going to take a minute and give a play by play on some of the characters in the story.

Sam Sam is probably my favorite character of the series. He is really the main MC, but he wa
As a big fan on the Gone series, I must admit, I was both impressed and dissapointed with Lies.

Let's start on a happy note: The air of mystery is still there. While you get many, many, many hints as to what happened the the adults, and where you go when you 'poof', it is admitted that it could be a trick of the Darkness, or Little Pete.

Another drama was added: people are coming back from the dead. Brittney, a girl who died four months ago, dugs her way out of her grave. She had no heartbeat, d
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I was surprised to find Lies at the library last week. I have enjoyed this series a lot and I was hoping for a resolution with this book. Well, there wasn’t any resolution. The story is still not finished and three more books are planned.

Lies continues where Hunger left off. Everyone over the age of fifteen has disappeared. The remaining kids are trying to follow some sort of order, but everything seems to be falling apart. Some kids are very successful at contributing to this new society; other
May 14, 2010 Anna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
well, the cover is a lot better than the book, which I was very very dissapointed in. I was hoping that something truly exciting would happen, but nooo. INstead Sam turns out to be just another jurk and astrid is almost stuck up, and the plot is kinda slow and plain. No exciting turns or anything. NOt to mention that they're SILL not over!
Jul 27, 2010 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has read <i>Gone</i> and <i>Hunger</i>
Recommended to Amber by: Everyone I know
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Lies was the most legit book I've read in a long time. It contains so much: action, science-fiction, dystopia, romance, a gay character, supernatural, oh my goodness. There is no one term to summarize Grant's latest addition to the Gone series. Okay, I lied. Maybe one word can describe this phenomenal book, which also aptly is the title - Lies.

If the characters in Lies were dropped in the world of "Pinocchio", then their noses would be metaphorically massive. Lies, lies, and more lies. Did any c
May 10, 2010 Summer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who can tell a lie?

Evidently a lot of people.

Some times to do the wrong thing for the right reasons, and some times just to be flat out nasty.

I found this book fairly univentful other than the fact it expressed that people were becoming more and more edgy. They're desperate for a way out. If the way out is death, then so be it.

Not to mention the Human Crew is raging against the mutants of Perdido Beach. And now their in leuge with Caine in some master plan that could cause the utter destructio
May 05, 2010 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE
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Jan 30, 2011 TheBookSmugglers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2010
Original Review HERE

**THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES. If you have not read the first two books and do not wish to be spoiled, AVERT YOUR VIRGIN EYES!**

Over half a year has passed since the impenetrable dome-like force field has settled over the seaside town of Perdido Beach. Everyone over the age of 15 vanished in an instant – poofed out – while the children were left behind. Times have been hard for the children and teens trapped in the FAYZ (the “Fallout Al
Mitchel Broussard
I could write so much about this book. About how this series is still awesome, the characters still engaging, the bad guys still terrifying, and the story still completely enthralling and compulsively readable, but you guys already know all that. Just add an extra dose of backstabbing and treachery and you have LIES , the newest, and possibly most satisfying of the series to come along yet.

And while it doesn't completely outright say "Hey this is the answer to all the weird shit that's going on
I was wrong. Sam and Astrid are perfect for each other. Sam has that blind heroism and lack of thinking things through, while Astrid does nothing but analyze everything like it's a textbook she's studying. Sam is a hero, but a 15 year old one that can't take the stress that comes with it. Astrid has very little emotion or compassion, and pretty much just lectures everyone and wants them to do what she says. She wants Sam to back off of the Zil guy because the "council will take care of it". Hors ...more
Mar 16, 2016 Cath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 stars
I really enjoyed this book a lot, and here's my full review if you guys want to check it out.
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Honestly, was this Hunger with a new cover stuck on it? 90% of the book was just the same story, except with more fire and brimstone crap in it. And stupid me persisted with it. That's it for me. I'm done. Be gone!

Good day sir...

I said, good day.
Mary-Joy Pugh
Jun 19, 2011 Mary-Joy Pugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm SO excited for this to come out!! I'm hoping it will be even better than the last two, and the books will just keep getting better and better...
This book just gets crazier and crazier!
My least favourite book out of the series so far
Oct 08, 2016 Robertt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce dor mi-a fost de personaje <3 <3 <3
Nicole Rayne
May 06, 2010 Nicole Rayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All right, the GONE Series is epic, and that fact is undeniable. Did I love LIES? Yes. Was it as good as the previous two? I'm not sure. One, I was expecting it to be a bit longer, and very disappointed when it ended so soon. Two, I really wish there had been a little more Diana and Caine moments, because they are the main reason I read these books, as pathetic as that sounds. Three, I wanted a better, more clear ending that explained a little more of what happened after Sanjit left the island a ...more
Jul 25, 2013 Justin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"A path, a doorway, an escape to bliss. Not just a birthday: a rebirthday."

It's been 7 months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

They survived hunger and have even set up a system for food and water. But a whole new set of problems have arisen.

Orsay, the girl who sees the dreams of other people, and her sidekick, Nerezza, now claims to be able to see the dreams of those outside the FAYZ. And people are believing her. But Astrid believes that it means death. But are the kids that desperate
May 28, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, series
So I've been reading this book alongside the Walking Dead graphic novel series and I don't know what it is about post-apocalyptic lit but it takes me a couple volumes to appreciate and understand the severity with which these characters are in. I was in the middle of Lies when the brick hit me and the full weight of the FAYZ registered. Grant is phenomenal with building up suspense and making the situation seem hopeless and dire and then somehow he makes the world bearable for at least another b ...more
May 20, 2011 Priscilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the series! I wouldn't say it's better than Gone or Hunger, but the action, story, characters, and twists remain consistently high.

Initial thoughts:
1) Is it truly a lie??? I'm still not sure.
2) Religious undertones, which was...interesting.
3) Grant is wonderful at writing consistent, interesting, realistic characters! Every time a new character is introduced, I'm just dying to know how they'll play a role in the story!
4) I love the drama.
5) Sanjit is awesome.

Full video revi
Actual rating: 3,5 stars

While I enjoyed more the previous installment, this one was really good too. I like the fact that they're focused in the problems they face, in the social aspect, rather than pushing some romance and lovey-dovey moments down my throat. Plus, the characters (all of them) have /real/ flaws, even the most powerful ones.
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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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Gone (7 books)
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“What do you think that fish is?' Sam asked Astrid.
She peered closely at the alleged fish. 'I think that's an example of Pesce inedibilis,' she said.
'Yeah?' Sam made a face. 'Do you think it's okay to eat?'
Astrid sighed theatrically. 'Pesce inedibilis? Inedible? Joke, duh. Try to keep up, Sam, I made that really easy for you.'
Sam smiled. 'You know, a real genius would have known I wouldn't get it. Ergo, you are not a real genius. Hah. That's right. I threw down an 'ergo.''
She gave him a pitying look. 'That's very impressive, Sam. Especially from a boy who has twenty-two different uses for the word 'dude.”
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