Review: FEAR by Michael Grant

Fear (Gone, #5) 
Michael Grant
509 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.

  Pulse-pounding and thrilling, Michael Grant’s FEAR is a must read. The fifth installment in the bestselling GONE series won’t disappoint.

  I have to admit, I was a little wary going in. Although the first four books were unbelievable without a doubt, I wasn’t sure Michael Grant could pull off a fifth book and keep up with his own series.

  Boy, was I wrong. FEAR was incredible. Life in the FAYZ is only getting worse and worse. And just when Sam thinks life might get boring, the barrier begins turning black. Soon, all of the FAYZ will be in darkness – and without light, no one knows what will happen.

  I won’t say much about what happens, spoilers and all. But if you haven’t read the books, all I can say is, you are missing out – big time. I know the covers don’t scream pick me up (that was the case for me), but once you start the series you’ll be addicted. For those of you who read Plague, Fear will leave you speechless. As Michael Grant himself said on Twitter, It isn’t called Fear for nothing.

  His trademark storytelling returns as well. And the multiple viewpoints will leave your mind reeling. The actions of the kids will leave you angry, flustered, and maybe even blushing. Buckle up, guys, Fear will be one heck of a ride.

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    March 29, 2012

    I definitely have to get to this series. I have heard it's amazing, and after your review I am even more interested in it.

    Amy @ Book Loving Mom

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    March 29, 2012


    I can't believe what I actually read. I wanted to puke when Diana gave birth to Renesmee Cullen 2.0. MG needs to give Stephenie Meyer her crazy pills back. He writes so much better without them.

    The first four books were amazing. This one read like a filler for the sixth. Caine is a shade of his original character. There's next to no depth to him in this one and plenty of the characters are massively ooc.

    Issues that people wanted to see resolved are brushed over in favour of developing a plot that reads like bad fanfic and Drake needs to have died like, two books ago. He's like a plot device jack in the box who pops up every now and then to throw a spanner in the works but stopped being interesting after a while.

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    March 30, 2012

    I really enjoyed this first one but, for some reason haven't continued. Hum. Think I'll have to pick up the next one. Great review.

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    Jasmine Rose

    March 30, 2012

    Nnnngg. I need this book right now! All the previous books in the theory completely pulled me in. Grant's Gone series is seriously one of my favorites of all time!

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    Victoria Scott

    March 30, 2012

    I have FEAR sitting on my shelf, but haven't read any of the GONE series yet. This makes me want to stop everything and fly through them!! :)

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    April 6, 2012

    I have read the first three books,fantastic books going out now to buy plaque and fear,can,t wait

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    October 12, 2012

    I absolutely love this series. I am hooked!!! I seriously cannot wait for the next installment. GAH!!!

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    January 13, 2013

    I've read the first book in the series. But havent gotten around to the rest. I'll have to pick them back up. :)