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Review - Lies by Michael Grant

Lies by Michael Grant
Published by HarperCollins 2010

It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most - Drake. But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.

This series is awesome. I don't want to write a proper review for this book so not to spoil it for others so I am going to list the things I liked about it and the series.

The series is original in its approach despite reminding me of several other things such as Lost, heroes and lord of the flies.

The books are hard core and definately not for the faint of heart. There is some pretty nasty stuff in them which happens which make for some difficult reading. I don't know what is more difficult, the fact the things actually happen in the story or the fact that you can imagine them actually happening in a world where the entire population is under 15.

Some hard hitting questions about morality and humanity are raised and discussed throughout.

The main characters in this book are awesome. I love Sam (although I didn't feel like he was there as much in this book) and Edilio and I hate the villians of the piece - really really hate them.

I love the fact that I have no idea what is actually going on. Everytime I think I have it sussed my ideas are blown out of the water. The ending of this book in particular blew my mind.

In short - read the series it is awesome!