“You’re one of those people who thinks they have to help screwed-up people.”
Plague by Michael Grant
They’ve survived hunger. They’ve survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.
But enemies in the FAYZ don’t just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate. Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they’ll escape – or even survive – life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?
Michael Grant is by far one of the best writers I have ever read. In series there is always the ongoing worry that the next book may not be ‘just’ as good as it’s predecessors; but that certainly wasn’t the case with this book. Action packed, lightning paced and stock full of twists and turns this book is certainly something that will make your heart race.
One thing that I really liked about this series is the fact that none of the books ‘really’ ended with a solution; and this book stuck very well to that pattern. Yes, eventually things got slightly better but it’s still clear that there are a lot of unsolved problems which will come up throughout the next two books.
Each book in this series is centered around a specific problem that the children of Perdido Beach face; and clearly in this book the children are daunted by a horrifying plague. With handfuls of kids coughing their guts up; you would expect that maybe the world would ease up a bit on them, but that is certainly not the case in this book. The problems seem to endlessly pile up until the future looks non-existent. But of course; if everyone died there couldn’t be another book!
Overall, I would say this book is certainly something. With lively and detailed characters it’s certainly something hard to put down. The only reason I would say it didn’t get a five stars from me would be because I just didn’t think it was the best book in the series so far to be honest; but that doesn’t take away from the amazing experience you get from reading this book!