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As the young residents of Perdido Beach begin to better comprehend the truths of who they are and their relationships to one another, the Darkness finds a new way to be born, bringing their understanding of fear to a new level.
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780061449154
Characteristics: 509 pages :,maps ;,22 cm.


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Nov 03, 2018

this is the 5th book of the series

Aug 01, 2017

I finished this in one day, simply couldn't put it down! The descriptions were vivid (for better or for worse!😄), and the book was packed with action, leading to a great ending. Really good, and I would absolutely recommend the whole series.

May 04, 2016

Surviving is necessary in order to see their parents again. Having overcome many problems, the kids in the Gone series try desperately to survive. Some have died. But another fear has been introduced- this time fear itself. The main antagonist of Fear, Gaia, has finally made a major appearance, and it’s not just bad- it’s terrifying. Since all of the books in Gone so far have the same essential pros and cons, it’s much more effective to compare their differences. Fear is different from its predecessors- the book is injected with a foreshadowing that just screams fear. The story is a bit normal (at least, normal for this series) until the reader gets closer to the end, where everything begins to intensify. Fear arguably has less exciting (but no less interesting) ideas throughout the beginning of the book. However, the slight lack of excitement is more than made up for with the author’s use of writing devices that are also arguably a bit better implemented in this book than before. Of course, the end is where everything groundbreaking takes place, and will not disappoint anyone. Rated 4.75/5, with an incredible ending that prepares the series for its final conclusion.
- @interneuron of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Fear is the fifth novel in the gone series. Gaia knows the end is coming and begins to move her plans into the final phase. The residents of Perdido Beach have survived hunger, lies and disease, but how will they cope with fear? This book was a little on the slower side as compared to the previous novels, but does an excellent job setting up the final book in the series while still having a story just as good any other in the series. Multiple story arches begin drawing to a close and everything is being put in place for the moment the series has been leading up to. Fear is a solid Gone novel with a game-changing that will hold you over until the next book. 5/5 Stars
- @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

And the fifth book sets up the stage for the finale in the six, by spinning together all the characters and plots until one is left slightly bombarded after each chapter. I practically flew through this entire book due to anticipation and amazement. However, I would still like to say that the first book was just slightly better than the next few accompanying. I just seem to like reading books about scenarios and how people react to them, and not so much the rebellion stuff afterwards.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

savy1225 May 06, 2014

I love to read ,i read book after book and this is one of the only books that got to me.After reading this sieres i didnt want to read anything else. I didnt read for about 2 weeks and then when i finally did i couldnt stop comparing it to these.I got them from my school library and now everytime i pass them, i get sad .

Dec 01, 2013

Fear – Book five in the Gone Novel Series; another excellent book! With the return of an old enemy, there are new challenges for Sam and the other kids of FAYZ. Now onto ‘Light’ book six. If you enjoyed this series so far, after you read 'Light,' read Charlie Higson’s The Enemy book series starting with ‘The Enemy.’ Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Jun 17, 2013

Drake you jerk

jmiss Jun 07, 2013

These just keep getting more addicting and darker. You know it's almost end game. Grant has a way with words, so if you are a visual reader, be careful reading this; so of the scenes are very disturbing.

Warning: Contains violence, nightmarish images, degrading of human beings, language, derogatory terms, sexual activities involving teens, and a birth scene.

Jan 31, 2013

Really Intense, but SO good! All the characters are great, I literally read this book in one day! I couldn't put it down. I heard 'Light' is coming out in April, and my birthday is late april, but i can only wish.... :)

Jan 22, 2013

Great Book. Intense and well writtenit has one of the dardnest ending's i've ever come across. A good read for over 13. May the light come soon.

Nov 29, 2012

light, the sixth book was gonna be publish in about 2013 april. I can't wait that long...!

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Jan 03, 2019

“In the land of the blind, a one eyed man is king."

Jan 03, 2019

She was his.
And he was hers.
And this world was theirs.

Jan 03, 2019

The limestone beneath her [Lana] feet was suddenly a forest of knives all stabbing up at her.
"Yeah," Lana said. "That won't work on me. I've gone one-on-one with the gaiphage. He could teach you a few things. Stop it. Now. Or bang."

May 15, 2012

"yes, Yes I will play myself in the movie. The Breeze is way beyond special effects"


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May 15, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Heart pounding

May 15, 2012

Violence: gore scenes


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May 15, 2012

The former town of Perdido Beach is now called the FAYZ by its survivors located within the dome surrounding town where everyone over 15 years old suddenly disappeared. Just as an uneasy peace has fallen over the survivors for the past several months, the dome is changing, losing its light. The weakening of the dome is an opportunity for the enemy called the Gaiaphage. It could mean escape from its prison. But the children fear the coming and consuming darkness, as their world goes completely black.

The children of the FAYZ have gone through an incredible ordeal - starvation, sickness, infestation, mutations, brutality, murder, and more. There are some major changes in this installment, but it's still not the end. One welcome addition is the story of the adults outside the dome. We finally see how they're handling the giant mystery and the change/weakening of the dome. Grant's characters are certainly flawed, yet there's still the greater struggle of good versus evil. This fifth novel is just as dark and intense as before and answers are finally coming to light. Very violent and at times heart-wrenching.

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