Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review: Gone

In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power ...Even kill. For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives ...What is the mysterious wall that has encircled the town of Perdido Beach and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange powers? And can they defeat Caine and his gang of bullies before they turn fifteen and disappear too? It isn't until the world collapses around you that you find out what kind of person you really are.

So I put this book on my Christmas list due to countless times of it being recommended to me after reading The Hunger Games. Although it isn't anywhere near the same as The Hunger Games story-wise, it is nearly as brilliant! 

Once I'd gotten past the awe of the neon yellow pages (o m g they're SO COOL) and got stuck in. I must have finished in a couple of days. I loved it for a few things, firstly because the story line is so unique. It
wasn't something I'd heard of before, and I've read a few dystopian books. 

But what I probably loved about it most was that (under the circumstances) it was rather realistic. If such a thing was to happen, your priorities would be food, water, medicine, children and safety. And of course, you wouldn't have it easy; there would be your usual bad guys who're after power! The story its self was amazing, but the supernatural twist pushed it into brilliant. 

Now I'm suffering from the I-NEED-THE-NEXT-BOOK illness. 



  1. This is one of my favorite series!! Great review :)

  2. I have stared at this book at the library forever. I'll have to jump in and read it finally.

    1. You certainly should! It's a really good book, and although I thought the whole idea of it would be a bit hard to follow, it's actually really easy to read :)

  3. Nice review Emily! :)

    I also liked this book, but I feel as if the series is dragging on a bit.

    I'm so jealous! I guess the UK version has neon pages and we don't? Grrr

    1. I've yet to read any more and I know THE PAGES ARE SO AMAZING OMG.


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