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It's been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, lite...more
Hardcover, 509 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 2012)
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Jess
ok so originally I had a freak out review bc I had just finished Plaque & was pissed that I had to wait for 2 more books to see who lived or died. it was in all caps & was just an over excited fangirl just losing her mind. & also on how much I loved the cover.
Now its April 2, this book comes out tomorrow & I barely remember what happens in Lies & Plaque so I am reading the series again I finished Gone yesterday, & now starting Hunger. Not that any of you care.
Braiden
**This review may contain spoilers for the previous four books in the series (and possibly for Fear itself) so tread carefully! If you have not read them please don’t read this review – but read the first book Gone instead.**

Original review can be seen here: http://bookprobereviews.com/?p=1585#m...

…death is better because death is the end of fear, isn’t it? [p.431]


Michael Grant has not once disappointed me – and Fear is no exception. Fear was the best of the series so far and that is what you wa...more
Qhuinn
Apr 10, 2012 Qhuinn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Qhuinn by: Amparo
Total and brutal mindfuck. Thank you.

I thought things couldn't get any better after PLAGUE. That book seriously wrecked me. It's one of the best books I have EVER read. No kidding.

But Señor Grant delivered another masterpiece with FEAR.

This book blew my mind so much, I can't even properly review this. All coming out of me are incoherent sounds and, oh look! Those are my grabby-grabby hands because I can't wait a whole fucking year for LIGHT!!!!!!

Let me try to review this, see how far I can go...more
Heather
Sam and Caine have split the survivors of the FAYZ into two separate camps- those at the lake and those staying in Perdido beach. Sam is feeling lost and useless without an enemy to fight as Edilio runs the day to day lake operations. Little does he know that the return of Astrid id just around the corner.

Caine is dealing with his own leadership difficulties and is trying to maintain control and tolerance between those with abilities and those without. Changes in this delicate balance will test...more
Kendell
WHOOOWHOOOO!!!! MORE BOOKS I LOVE THE STORIES I CANT WAIT TO GET PLAGUE!!!!! :3
i love the books i wish there was more than six of them.
i remember when i first started reading them.
i fist started with hunger and half way through i find out that
theres a book called gone so i stop reading hunger and started gone.
last year i got into so much cr*p from my teachers for reading the books and not doing my work.
All i would say was "one more chapter please Ms just one or half im almost done."
i freaked out...more
Brandon Scott
Hi Guys,
This week I'm going to review Fear by Michael Grant. This is the fifth book in the Gone series. This is one of my favorite book series' ever. I like the plot, the characters, and the dialogue. I got to read this book so early because I was one of the few people to receive an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy), the reason these are sent out are so the publisher and the author get an idea of what the reactions would be. This was the first ARC I've ever received, and I was extremely excited about...more
Jade
Apr 03, 2012 Jade rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ANYONE WHO HAS YET TO READ 'GONE'. GO READ IT NOW!
"…death is better because death is the end of fear, isn’t it?"

OH. MY. GOD. I CAN'T....

'LIGHT' is my most-anticipated book for 2013. Hands. Down.
Gemma
POST-READING UPDATE

Hmm... I don't know that I was terribly impressed by the latest installment of the Gone series. I didn't feel that Fear had the driving force of some of the other books in the series; it was more like filler than any of the others. I don't feel like there were any major developments here (other than one that will be omitted for the sake of spoilers. But it wasn't as important as it should have been).

I mean, yeah, the dome started going dark, and sure, there are people on the o...more
Thomas
There are certain books that, if turned into movies, I would never watch. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (which is a movie, actually) is one of them. Rape and torture? Not something I would like to see on the big screen. Fear by Michael Grant is another one of those books. People having their minds ripped apart and their bodies broken and bent and twisted in various ways? Yeah, throwing up is not that high on my list of priorities.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Gone series by Michael Grant. Lik...more
Gabriel
posted at http://www.falloutalleyyouthzone.com

I got an ARC so I want to post a review :D

Fans of the Gone series should check out a GONE Fan forum called Enter The Fayz at enterthefayz.com

In a lot of ways, Fear Raises the bar in the series and it makes me excited to see what MG has in store for us in the the final book. In other ways, the book does seem to regress a bit which leads to disappointing moments as well as a few elements that were introduced that sort of changed the story...

FEAR is the...more
Apps *ąþþℓεş щïŧɧ şþℓεεŋ ïş şҩųïşɧγ*
Hey guys! I know I'm great, thankyou.;) So here's an excerpt from fear and below are the facts that have been written by MG himself. And below that is my review after I finished this book.

65 hours 11 minutes She wore denem jeans and a plaid flannel shirt over a black T-shirt several sizes too big. A leather belt made two turns around her waist. It was a man’s belt, and a big man at that. But it was sturdy and bore the weight of the .38 revolver, the machete, and her water bottle. Her backpack wa...more
Sam
Michael Grant once again uses that crazy imagination of his to plunge us head-first into another gripping and vivid story. Fear is - fans of this series will be pleased to know - just as entertaining, just as exciting, and just as clever as all four previous books. I had been eagerly anticipating this novel’s release – eager to see what was in store for the characters I had both come to love and hate. I was yearning for another glimpse into the FAYZ and the dystopian world in which Sam, Astrid,...more
emily_oriley
.... wow... that's really all I can say about this book. That and maybe "holy crap". Can't even imagine what the final book's going to entail but I am counting down the days.
Jenny
I've had a sort of nagging issue with this series since the beginning, and as it winds down to its conclusion, I think I'm starting to finally figure out what it is.

Well, let me start with the positives, because my feelings on this book are overwhelmingly positive--true to form, Grant is still the master of pacing. Each chapter, still headered with that ticking clock, is subdivided into a series of vignettes told from different characters' viewpoints. And each one--yes, almost literally every si...more
Ilana
FEAR starts with a surprising bang and end with, I think, and even more surprising bang. As much as other fans and I have gone over every theory, nit-picked every idea, there are still some huge jaw-dropping moments and deaths that left me shocked.

In Perdido Beach, things are slightly rocky. Caine is King, but he--and everyone else--knows that Albert is truly in charge. Albert's not deciding if to get rid of Caine, but when. Quinn is forced to take a stand when something terrible occurs.

Things a...more
Annie
t's only been a year since I read the last Gone series book. No big deal, right? WRONG. I first got into the Gone series shortly before Hunger came out. I've been a huge fan ever since, and a year between books is a long time to wait.

Thankfully, I was nowhere near disappointed with this latest installment. What really keeps me going with this series is the characters. I genuinely feel like I know them, and I want them to come out on top. Well, except for the ones I don't like. Like, say, Drake....more
vanessa
12 months after everyone over the age of fifteen disappeared, 9 months since the hunger, 5 months after the lies and 4 months after the devastating plague. The children of the FAYZ are separating to the lake with Sam or remaining in Perdido Beach with Caine as the King. Sam and the lake council are well organizing in the town, but Sam is feeling bored about the fact that nothing dramatic has occured at the lake for four long months. Little does he knew, something far worse than Drake or Caine is...more
Hayden Casey
Jul 16, 2011 Hayden Casey marked it as maaaybeee
Dude . . . no offense to Michael Grant or anything, but his design team has some problems. I mean, yeah, the smoke is kind of cool, but everything else about this cover just screams "NO!" A couple of broody-looking teenagers standing there with wide eyes and action-y stances is just not attractive. Can you put something on the cover that has something to do with the inside contents?

This series is really starting to bug me. I mean, I wasn't that all entranced during the first two, and now I'm sta...more
Barry Hutchison
I was a massive fan of the first couple of books in the GONE series, but Grant seems to be running out of ideas. The tension from previous books was completely absent in this one, and it felt like a filler episode of a long-running soap rather than the next instalment in a blockbuster teen book series.

The only thing that made this books even vaguely interesting was that things have started to change in the barrier around the FAYZ. You even get to see some events on the other side of the barrier...more
Colin. Macmaster
One comment, real quick, in regards to Diana's baby.
I've got a theory, and it's been rattling around my head ever since I put two and two together, if you'll pardon the pun, Diana's child is a two-bar as a day old embryo, for examples of two bars, look no further than Computer Jack, or Duck Zhang, for that matter. They both have pretty powerful gifts, so say Diana's baby's powers grow, what then? Little Pete has been indirectly marked as an eight bar, if he created the Fayz, who's to say Diana's...more
Priscilla
Am I surprised by the events that happen in Fear? Eh, not really. It's the FAYZ.

Initial thoughts:
1. I've been desensitized by all of the weird and over-the-top scenarios. That's how much weird is in this series, and it's awesome.
2. Albert is a big suck.
3. All the characters are finally starting to come into their own. We're starting to see them develop, and show their true colours.
4. PETEY, DON'T TOUCH THAT!
5. The plot is a bridge to the last book. Lot's of setup to the final show.
6. Yay some a...more
H.D. Tolson
That ending. Oh. My. Gosh.

Michael's best yet. Full review to come.
T. Edmund
I haven't read the earlier novels in this series (I was quite surprised to see there are quite a few) but when I read the blurb I got pretty worried I was getting into a YA 'Lord of the Flies' novel where teenages would whine, form love triangles, whine some more, then have all their problems solved by realising growing up isn't so bad.

Got this one pretty wrong.

The world Grant creates 'under the dome' (aside from being better than Stephen King) is grim, gruesome, and hard hitting. Fear is defini...more
Cara Ginter
Fear by Michael Grant is the fifth and second-last book in his New York Times Best-Selling Gone series and it is the strongest book in the series yet. Michael Grant has this incredible way of wielding words and telling a story that makes you feel as though you're watching a movie – a high stakes, action packed, perfectly paced movie. The best thing about this series is that it has something for absolutely everyone regardless of age, gender or genre preference. Mystery, action, some romance, supe...more
Kyle
This is a seriously draining series. How in the world can Michael Grant expect me to wait a whole year waiting to find out what happens to Diana?!

HOW COULD HE DO THAT TO DIANA IN THE FIRST PLACE?!

Thoughts to come later. I need to lay down.

Okay, scratch that, there's no way in hell I can't not write a review NOW. So, if you haven't read the first four books in this series (Gone, Hunger, Lies, and Plague) I'd suggest not reading this review, because it may contain potential spoilers - wait, it W...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Book number five of the Gone series was pretty much everything that I’d expected from Mr. Grant: Heart-stopping suspense in a relentless pursuit to make a basket case out of his readers. Well, you’ve done well, Mr. Grant. Bravo.

The kids of FAYZ have gone into two separate camps; and at the helms of these camps are brothers, Sam and Caine. For the moment, the siblings have come to some sort of temporary peace. But deep into the mine, the gaiaphage is anything but. It is terrified; it wants to ge...more
Kayla


Michael Grant has done it again.

Good story: checked

Mess with the readers feelings: checked

WTF moments: checked

"Oh you like this character? Let me give him a hard time" moments: checked

Fear was everything I wanted it to be and more. I was on a roller coaster of emotions with no finish line.

Remember how the book was titled Darkness? The long days of peace inside the FAYZ are counted. A stain is spreading in the barrier, not slimy stuff, but the barrier itself is darkening. Astrid (FANGIRLSS) is t...more
Rivkah
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Chloe
Jul 12, 2011 Chloe marked it as to-read
I cant wait for this book to come out!!! I hope that Caine starts going out with Astrid and Sam starts going out with Diana. Then the brothers both get really mad at each other for it and the girls have to save everyone!! I do hope that nothing happens to Diana's baby. I think she made the right decision by leaving Caine and going with Sam. Although I'm sure Caine may try to force her to come back.
Jamie
I can't review this. How can I review something so amazing and complex? My words will never do it justice.
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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...more
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