Waiting on Wednesday – Fear by Michael Grant (YA)

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Fear

Michael Grant

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

There are many young adult series of which I have read the first one and left it at that, but not the Gone series by Michael Grant. This is book #5 and I need to find out what’s going to happen to Sam and Astrid and all the other kids in a small California town who were left behind one day when everyone aged 15 and up disappeared suddenly and without warning in the first book, Gone.
Over the course of the series, the kids who were left to manage with no adults and a dwindling food supply have been trying to figure out what happened (a dome/force field of some kind), whether the scary mutations that some of the kids are experiencing can be stopped, whether it’s good or bad to disappear on your upcoming 15th birthday, and, of course, how to fight off the bad (rich) kids, the forces of evil, and the Darkness monster. (There are several plot threads to keep track of, including the role that Little Pete, Astrid’s autistic brother, plays in the whole catastrophe.)
The story seemed to lose a little momentum with book #4, and I wondered if the author had to extend the series past an originally planned trilogy due to the books’ popularity, but I’m counting on the author to answer at least a few questions in book #5!
These books are page-turners that teens looking for action and suspense who don’t mind a touch of science fiction verging on horror will eagerly devour.

Gone series so far:
Gone
Hunger
Lies
Plague

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6 Responses

  1. I’ve read Gone and I quite liked it, but I decided against reading the rest. But now I think I will just borrow them from the library in the summer and read them all, haha. ;D

    Here’s my WoW ♥
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  2. Love your pick! I have to say that Wednesday is my favorite day because I find so many great books to add to my shelf. And this one will definitely be added! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Here’s mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

  3. I haven’t heard of this series but it looks great! I love series that trap you in them and you have to pick them up the day they release! those are the best kind of obsession!

    Here is my WOW
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  4. I think I need to reread 1-4 before I pick up Gone. There’s so much to remember/keep track of!

    My WoW Pick

  5. I love this series, and so does my fiance. Fear is next on my TBR 🙂

  6. Great WoW post. I haven’t read this book series but I think I might check it out. It sounds very much like a Post Apocalyptic book. I’m enjoying reading Post Apocalyptic themed books 🙂 Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog – My Waiting On Wednesday Post

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