Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review: Gone by Michael Grant

4.5 gumdrops
Gone by Michael Grant
Release date: July 1st 2008
Published by: Egmont books
Number of pages: 560 (UK paperback)
Series: Gone series #1

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Wow, reading this book was definetly an experience. It was so fast-paced, action from the very first sentences.

So, by just reading the back of this book I thought to myself, wow, this is an amazing plot! And it really is, the story is so awesome and there's so much more to it than everyone over the age of 15 dissapering. Some of the kids start to develop certain powers. One of them can do like a 'kamehameha-thingy' where he shoots light out of his hands, one of them can run REALLY fast, one of them is like a chameleon, and one of them can actually reduce gravity within a small area!

Despite the huge amount of characters, this book was really easy to follow. It had a nice flow while reading it and the characters were easy to sympathize with and they started to feel like friends throughout the book xD

The only reason that I didn't give it 5 gumdrops is that despite the action going on 24/7 for these kids, the book had it's slow points :S

This is officially one of my favorire books now and i'm glad that the sequal Hunger is already waiting for me on my bookshelf.


  1. Älskar dessa böcker, kan inte vänta på hur i all världen allting ska sluta ♥ Och så måste man ju avguda Caine, thihi.

  2. Haha, jag håller definitivt med dig :)

  3. Awesome review :)
    Hey, yeaah we should read city of bones, only I'm currently reading and reviewing my english teachers husbands book, so I shall start it after that!
    If you don't want to wait, serioulsy don't worry you could read the first one if you like, and eventually I'll catch up! XD