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Fear (Gone #5)

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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
Hardcover, 509 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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On the front cover of Gone – Sam and Astrid.
On the back cover of Gone – Diana and Caine.

On the front cover of Hunger – It’s Diana and Caine.
On the back cover of Hunger – Sam and Astrid.

On the front cover of Lies – It’s Sam and Astrid again.
On the back cover of Lies – Brittney and Drake.

On the front cover of Plague – Astrid and Drake.
On the back cover of Plague – Sam and Brittney.

On the front cover of Fear – Diana and Quinn.
On the back cover of Fear – Sam and Dekka.

On the front cover of Light – Sam and Gaia.
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Dec 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**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: (NOT ANYMORE!)

…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 tha
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Tekla 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
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, science-fiction
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
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Brandon Scott
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"…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.
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it

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
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
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
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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

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
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
.... 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.
Juan Manuel Sarmiento
Adictivo desde la primera página. Con sus sorpresas por doquier y esa habilidad del autor de mantenerte en vilo hasta la última frase. Cada libro es mejor que el anterior; deseando leer el desenlace
Barry Hutchison
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitabı dershanede bitirdim veee çıldıracaktım arkadaş bi kitap da gerilimsiz olsun şu seride.

Ben: (Kitap bitince kitabı masaya sertçe çarpar ve yanındaki arkadaşına -ceyda- dönüp haykırmaya başlar) NE DEMEK YA NE DEMEK HAYIR KABUL ETMIYORUM BU NE AQ BANA SON KITABI VERIN
Ceyda: Son kitapta kalp krizi geçirme bari.

Yani arkadaşlar, ölümüm Michael Grant'in ellerinden olacak.

NOT: Kitabı okuduğum süre boyunca hiç kimse yaralanmamış, hiçbir eşya hasar almamıştır.
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
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.
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
5. The plot is a bridge to the last book. Lot's of setup to the final show.
6. Yay some a
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Ayesha Syed
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow ok then...

A massive 4.5 stars

I've always enjoyed Michael Grant's books, but this was something else. His writing in this was intoxicating. The fear felt by his characters seemed so real. I could literally feel (view spoiler)

Least to say, i can not wait to start Light.
Nov 05, 2010 marked it as own-it-to-read
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
Cisz Strasters
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WAT EEN EINDE!!! Of eigenlijk juist ook weer niet, want het is weer een opening voor boek 6. Menn... houdt het dan nooit op?! Ge-wel-dig hoe in dit 5e deel binnen en buiten wordt omschreven. Een kijkje in beide werelden. En Pete, een kijkje in zijn "geest". Dit boek is niet voor tere zieltjes, het is overleven in zijn rauwste vorm... En nu... nu wil ik door in deel 6!!!
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HD Tolson
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
That ending. Oh. My. Gosh.

Michael's best yet. Full review to come.
Thomas Edmund
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-dystopia
The Good: Something wonderful happened in this book - we got a line to the outside world! The chapters have rotate different characters perspectives and in Fear, we got full chapters of Sam and Caine's mother. We got to know what happened to those who aged out. We know how the world is reacting. We know what's going on with the military and the scientists. It was amazing. I never cared about the Diana story line before. Shes never been very important. But, whoa boy, did she become pivotal quick. ...more
Jun 27, 2011 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.
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Gosh, I LOVE THIS BOOK. This one and PLAGUE are almost tied as my favorite. I love the darkness element in this one. It was very eerie and exciting. The characters are changing a lot and the plot takes on a new twist from the first four in FEAR. I love these books.
Nov 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
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
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“No, no, no, so not getting the point of fear. Because fear wasn't about what made sense. Fear was about possibilities. Not things that happened. Things that might.” 151 likes
“In the land of the blind, a one eyed man is king” 79 likes
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