Light by Michael Grant
A Gone Novel

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It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. Light, Michael Grant's sixth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series creates a masterful, arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.

And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?


About Michael Grant

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Michael Grant 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. Michael is the author of the bestselling Gone series. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.
Published April 2, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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With the world outside the FAYZ in sight and stakes rising, characters take drastic actions for survival and redemption.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Light: A Gone Novel

The Independent

She has left Ireland in an attempt to escape family life, yet Italy only reinforces her Irishness - her prudishness about sex, her thank-you notes, her belief that good things should be saved until Christmas.

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Jan 08 2013 | Read Full Review of Light: A Gone Novel

Open Book Society

Twelve years after the conclusion of Poison, the adventure continues when Balthazar and his brothers initiate a plan to bring about the destruction of Dessa and her friends by resurrecting the Lord of Hell, Orion.

Mar 13 2013 | Read Full Review of Light: A Gone Novel

Open Book Society

This is a book that tries hard to be something it’s not – something that will make readers question heaven and hell, souls and rebirth and tries to provide some shape to what happens after death.

Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Light: A Gone Novel

London Review of Books

Domestic routine – thanks in large measure to Ruby Weller, their cook and housekeeper, who stayed with Lopokova for 50 years – made Keynes even more productive: he wrote a 20,000-word memoir of his economics teacher, Alfred Marshall, in their first two months at Tilton.

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Monsters and Critics

For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her-a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race.

Sep 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Light: A Gone Novel

Red Dirt Reporter

If there’s one thing I got out of this new autobiography about alt-rock god Bob Mould, it’s that he likes to be in charge, knows he’s in charge and yet he still likes the band dynamic, as we have seen over the years with Husker Du in the 1980’s and with Sugar in the early-to-mid ‘90s.

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Ben Fenton 12 Apr 2014

SPOILERS: Call me heartless but maybe more characters should have died. It's a melancholic ending where good prevails. That's it. Still written to engage and with new dynamics (a transparent FAYZ!)...

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