GONE: BOOK 1 OF GONE SERIES BY MICHAEL GRANT

HERE COMES THE CRAZY

I will start off by saying there are a lot of SPOILERS FROM ALL THE BOOKS in this review, so if you’re interested in reading the GONE series, skip these reviews.

GONE was a interesting read, I thought I’d give it a go as I had bought the paperback a while ago but never got round to reading it because I was never interested in reading. But I got a Kindle last year and read a bit more on the train. GONE was a series that I thought I should try because I liked the TV series Under the Dome, and like people with superpowers, and this book promised that.

Upon reading the first few chapters I instantly loved reading about Lana. She has the ability to heal using her hands, which has become very handy in her survival. But her awareness in the FAYZ was very lonesome as she was with her grandfather when the event happened causing her to crash and discovers everything much slower. She also discovers the true evil of the FAYZ before everyone which made her a stronger character in the long run.

Other powers included Sam with his light projection, Caine with Telekinesis, Diana with Power Reading and Orc had the beginnings of his stone skin. There were also a few more notable characters like Bette who could control balls of light, a kid who burned down a building with fire generation, and a few others from Coates Academy who got the odd mention. Pete had many powers so it was hard to keep up, as did the Gaiaphage. Astrid was interesting as she says she had a power though it is never used again through the rest of the books and is considered a normal, despite being very smart.

Overall there were a good amount of characters to set apart from each other to balance the stories. I found the layout of chapters very helpful and this recurs through each book. I was definitely ready to start the new book instantly.

REVIEW FOR GONE: 8/10

BEST BITS

  • Interesting powers
  • Good storyline that keeps you engaged and wondering
  • Lana

WORST BITS

  • Not a fan of Drake Merwin
  • Seagulls evolution was sudden