Lies: A Gone Novel

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Lies: A Gone Novel

by Michael Grant

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 28, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Lies: A Gone Novel is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 8.

Conditions are worse than ever in the FAYZ and kids are desperate for a way out. But are they desperate enough to believe the lies of a false prophet who says death will set them free? The third book in the New York Times bestselling author, Michael Grant''s Gone series: another heart-in-your-throat page-turner, both chilling and thought-provoking.

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 Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. But are the kids of Perdido Beach desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.13 × 5.5 × 1.07 in

Published: March 28, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061449113

ISBN - 13: 9780061449116

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, But not the best one in the series. I found Lies was good but I found it wasn't the best one of the series. It seemed like it was an opening to something bigger. The plot was slow and it didn't seem as thrilling or surprising as the other books. The characters were amazing though. They were well described like always and I felt like I knew them in real life.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent 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 for the unltimate desctuction of Perdido Beach. Can Sam handle all this? Will Astrid let him? This fabulously fabricated book kept me guessing and wondering throughout the entire night. It's darker than the previous two books but that's exactly what was needed to bring this series to an even higher level. Decisions will be made. Paths will cross. A great book that revealed a secrect that many of us readers have been wondering since GONE. What is outside the FAYZ wall? This book involved a lot of mental actions unlike the first 2 books in the seiries. But the struggles that these characters face are still very close to the heart. A great book many of us can relate to. I wish I could give this book 11 out of 5! I could not put it down. Not even if my house was burning down.
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Crazy, Intense Installment! What more can I possibly say about this series? Each book seems to be better than the previous, but I have to say that Hunger is still my favourite out of them all! Michael Grant's writing is just completely awesome, and the plot continues to become more and more exciting with his brilliant plot twists. The world is incredible and so are the characters. As the series progresses, it becomes a little bit harder to read about the character's struggle. The descriptions of their bodies, and how thin they are becomes very surreal in this book. I've become so attached to these characters that's it's so hard to see them go through this! If you thought things would start to settle down once Drake was dead and Caine was gone...you'll be surprised just like I was. Kids continue on with their lives in the Fayz, and do what they can to survive, but trouble arises as Zil and the Human Crew spread their hate through vandalizing. They hate the "mutants" and want to make that very clear. Rumors spread and weird sightings have been circling around the Fayz. Apparently, people have seen Drake and Britney, which should be impossible. Everyone knows about their death and people also seem to be sure about their mysterious reappearance. Sam continues to struggle with the responsibility that he has to carry. Kids are constantly asking him questions, and the pressure begins to break him down. He doesn't have the replies, nor the strength to continue with stress the duties bring. The pressure get's in between relationships, including Sam and Astrid's. In this installment, we also meet new characters. One being the "Prophetess", also known as Orsay. Her friend, Nerezza is their to support her and remind her of her greatness. Orsay stirs things up as she tells kids that she dreams of people on the outside. She claims to hear parents crying for their lost children. This becomes dangerous, because if the kids believe her, they will not try to stay once their fifteenth birthday strikes. They will give into the big poof. However, Astrid does what she believes in and lies. She tells everyone that they should not believe in Orsay. Lying seems to be the answer to peace within the Fayz, but hiding the truth doesn't stop the danger from arising. This installment throws many new twists and creates crazy events. Michael Grant has created another crazy sequel that was a thriller from beginning to end. 5/5 2011-016
Date published: 2011-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Errrr.....Micheal Grant Man this book was such a disappointing third in the series. The first and the second were so good but I can't even get through this book, I've put it aside and started reading other books thats how disappointing this book is. But still can't wait for a Plague coming out sometime in the next year I hope.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great addition to the series Life seems to be getting better in the FAYZ seeing how Drake is dead, Caine is gone and society in Perdido Beach is starting up again. Food is being caught and sold, currency has been reinvented, and kids are getting on with their lives. But tension is still high between the freaks and normals as Zil and his Human Crew start doing worse things than vandalize. Weird sightings have been reported all around town; people claim to have seen Drake, others have said to have seen Brittney, who had long since died. People are still turning to Sam for help, sure that he knows all the answers. But the pressure is finally getting to Sam and he is starting to lose himself and his faith and love for Astrid. There are many disagreements in the council about laws and such, and Astrid thinks that the only way to keep peace is to lie to everyone in town. But out of all these new dilemmas, a prophetess has risen. Orsay dreams of the people outside of the FAYZ. She walks the dreams of parents who cry for their children to come home. She tells stories of those who have taken the poof at their fifteenth and have reached the other side of the FAYZ and returned to their loving parents. When Orsay and her friend, Nerezza, start to spread rumours of their tales, kids start to believe that taking the big poof is the only real way back to happiness. But things are far from over. Caine has come up with another plan, and this one involves the tiny island of San Francisco De Sales to the west. But getting there will require boats, and the only people with boats are those in Perdido Beach. Above all this, Sam and his crew and starting to believe that the gaiphage is not really dead... Another great sequel to add to Grant's series. This one had a lot more problems to be dealt with where old characters come back, new ones are introduced, and things you wouldn't have expected are unleashed. Some characters you never thought were a big problem change the whole view of the book, and others you have hated have a change of heart. I gave this one a four out of five because, even though the story was great, I just didn't think there was enough action built in. This sequel was more about what was going on in town, the troubles between the council members as they fought for power, and the realization that old enemies are just not that easy to get rid of. Still a stunning plot and story with very in-depth characters. I can't wait to see what happens with their "flu" in the next book, Plague.
Date published: 2010-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast paced installment So life in the FAYZ is getting harder and harder. I read LIES while I was on holiday, purchasing it the day it was released because I'd been waiting since the last page of HUNGER to read it. The book just has this way of grabbing hold of the front of your shirt and pulling it along until you find yourself at the end, exhausted from the journey. I don't think my eyes moved faster across the page. I don't think that *enjoy* is a word I could use for this book. It simply isn't an adequate enough word. I was *fascinated* by the story. I'm still fascinated by it. I want to know exactly how everything will end and how these poor children will get out of this horrible situation that they're in. I want to see how they'll deal with what has happened inside the FAYZ and the real world without. It's like... how did the children live with the murder of Piggy in Lord of the Flies once they got off that island? That sort of thing. A hearty bravo to Michael Grant for another wonderful story. I am impatiently waiting for the very next installment. Your writing is exciting and I enjoy your books immensely. I still haven't quite figured out who the younger girl with the glasses is on the back cover though... lol.
Date published: 2010-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Another excellent installment in the Gone series but not for the faint of heart or stomache!
Date published: 2010-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! GOT LOST IN IT!!!!!!!!! LIES WAS AMAZING!!!!! Just as I knew it would be. I don't have anything negative to say; I never do. This series is just so good. I get lost in it. I start reading and I lose track of time. I lose myself in the words and the images that come to my head. Really good books do that to you! =) I can't wait for Plague!! SPOILER ALERT! I love the way the books always switch with the Point of Views. But every point of view gets you hooked. You can move from character to character and each one grabs your interest. I like every single character. Every single one gets you hooked right in. Even Zil. xD But he's such a horrible person...I hope he gets what's coming to him in one of the next books! I like the new characters, like Virtue and Sanjit. I like how Diana stood up for them. I like her a lot, she knows when not to cross that line, and she's starting to stand up for what she believes. AND OH GOD DRAKE IS BACK! I'm glad about that though. xD He's a good villian. Very messed up. And that whole thing with Brittany and Drake!!! Loved that!!! Drake's gonna be a big problem. Sam couldn't kill Brittany - I can understand why. She has no control over her change to Drake. But it's gonna be bad later on most likely. Drake's gonna bring lots more trouble! Nerezza; I suspected her of being the DARKNESS right away! xD I didn't believe anything Orsay said. Though it's awful how she was used by the Darkness. I just love this Darkness. I love the mystery. I want to know what the hell/or how this DARKNESS came to be. I love the foreshadowing of PLAGUE. I'm guessing that "flu" going around isn't just some normal flu, and that book four is named PLAGUE for a reason. Oh boy, things are gonna get even worse. Makes a lot of sense for a Plague to hit, cause what with the living conditions and all. The mystery with Little Pete and the game, how the WALL went down for a moment in the FAYZ - it makes me wanna know if it was REAL or not. Although it could just be that DARKNESS again. It makes me wanna know what's going on. Little Pete may have created the FAYZ in a way. But weird things were going on before the FAYZ started. It makes me so curious to know the whys! And I love that we don't know - just like the kids don't have a clue!! Poor Mary. :( It's awful what happened to her. I don't believe for a second death or the Poof is the way to escape the FAYZ. It's what the DARKNESS wants. So it can't be good. Makes me wonder what happens to those who die in the FAYZ, or poof. I doubt it's anything good or being united with your parents. I like the theme of this book; all the Lies being told. I like how we see different characters coping with things, like Astrid and Sam. It all feels very realistic. The characters feel real. When I went on a walk today I tried to picture what it would be like walking through the FAYZ. I'm 18, so I'd be gone, xD But it makes me wonder what it would be like. Glad Edilio is still alive!!! I was worried about him. I really like him! =) And Quinn is right, about "ALL of the Above" They need everyone working together. Just love this series. And I love all the mystery. It makes it feel more real, we're as confused as the kids in the story. We get more hints each book, more clues, more things revealed. But we're still as confused. And for the kids; well, sure, they'd love to know what in the hell is going on. But there main focus now is to survive. Cause it doesn't look like things will go back to normal. Which makes me wonder how this series will end. Will it be a happy ending? WIll the kids still be trapped? This series is just so, so, so good. I wish someone I knew read this series. People who don't give these books a try are missing out!!!! Thanks for another AWESOME book Michael Grant. This series ROCKS. It's so good!!!!!! =) AMAZING!!! I'm gonna have to re-read it and the others again. Everytime I read these books, I always find myself thinking about it for so long after. You get this certain feeling. The story feels so real, and you get so into it and it's on your thoughts long afterwards. ANOTHER GREAT BOOK! =)
Date published: 2010-05-06

– More About This Product –

Lies: A Gone Novel

by Michael Grant

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.13 × 5.5 × 1.07 in

Published: March 28, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061449113

ISBN - 13: 9780061449116

About the Book

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.

As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. And all the while deadly rumors are raging like the fire itself, spread by the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. Conditions are worse than ever and kids are desperate to get out. But are they desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?

From the Publisher

Conditions are worse than ever in the FAYZ and kids are desperate for a way out. But are they desperate enough to believe the lies of a false prophet who says death will set them free? The third book in the New York Times bestselling author, Michael Grant''s Gone series: another heart-in-your-throat page-turner, both chilling and thought-provoking.

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 Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. But are the kids of Perdido Beach desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?

About the Author

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and the Magnificent 12 series, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.

Editorial Reviews

"The Gone books have been one of the most dependable YA series in recent history. Readers dying for this series ender will be rewarded by Grant''s characteristic nonstop action. He keeps readers where he''s always had them-on the edge of their seats-until the very end." - ALA Booklist

"As a series finale, this book is more than satisfying-it is epic." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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