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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. Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness—or so they thought.

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Hardcover, 447 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by HarperCollins
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Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) Gone ★★★★
2.) Hunger ★★★
3.) Lies ★★.5


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,
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Aaron Vincent
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
May 05, 2010 rated it liked it
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
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
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
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
Apr 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
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! ...more
Alayne Emmett
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from this series, they never seem to disappoint not matter how many times I read them I can picture the town with the children in it. I can see the wall and the desperation for food.
This series is a must read for adults as well as teens it’s so well written even in these awful times, it still manages to entertain and take your mind away from all the sad news happening all over the world.
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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
May 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONE
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May 10, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2010
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**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
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
I love book challenges and I also hate them. Mostly, I love participating in those that push me into reading things I would not read otherwise. Even when the story isn't my favorite, I still learn something even if it is only about writing. But this one was truly UGH worthy.

I don't even know what to say. There were so many things that made me cringe. And if that wasn't enough, the audio was truly the worst part. First, this one included dialogue tags. And if that wasn't bad enough, the tags felt
Mary-Joy Pugh
Jan 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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... ...more
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was more of a 3.5-star read for me.

Continuing the saga of the FAYZ and Perdido Beach.

Though touted as what would happen if Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, to me this feels more like the X-Men meets Under the Dome meets The Walking Dead.

Though we say goodbye to some familiar faces here, new ones are introduced and they were pretty interesting. I sometimes find myself getting aggravated at the characters and have to remind myself that they're still children and obvious solutions
Nicole Rayne
Dec 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I found that there were too many characters and after time I had no motivation to read this book. I enjoyed the first book though.
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 desperat
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finally had the time to finish this book today.
To be honest, I tend to read more stand-alone books over long series because it's much easier for me to take in all the details and story. But this was an exception. The Gone series has been on my shelf since around early 2016 and I'm glad to finally get to it. Lies was a good midpoint for the series as the events are getting much more complicated, which I liked. Throughout reading this book I thought more than once if I should give up on the series
Thomas Edmund
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
The setting for Lies makes this book tricky to enjoy - a major battle has been won, but Grant still wants the series to continue, thusly much of the plot is more of a 'evil has survived' kind of twisted exploration of the FAYZ rather than the outright action.

Emotional drama abounds in Lies, luckily Grant knows when to ease onto the breaks and no particular character dominates page time with teenage angst.

As usual for this series, people get hurt, tortured and manipulated ruthlessly and ending is
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, young-adult
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
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.
Kimberly Vanderbloom
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with series awhile ago. It is such a strong series with great character development. It describes situations that are still relevant today. I'm getting geared up by re reading the series to get ready for Monster which is releasing in October. ...more
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Co-author with Katherine Applegate of Ocean City, Making Out, Summer, Animorphs, Everworld, Remnants, Eve and Adam.

Pseudonymous coauthor with KA of Christy (the TV spin-off books), Sweet Valley Twins, Girl Talk and various Disney spin-offs.

Pseudonymous author of Barf-O-Rama.

Author of Gone, BZRK, The Magnificent 12, Messenger of Fear, Front Lines, Monster and A Sudden Death in Cyprus.

AKA Michae

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  • Light (Gone, #6)
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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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