Light (Gone Series #6)

Light (Gone Series #6)

by Michael Grant


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It's been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone.

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil.

And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?

Continue the series with Monster, the seventh of Michael Grant's bestselling Gone books, coming in fall 2017!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061449208
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Series: Gone Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 37,744
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, the Messenger of Fear series, the Magnificent Twelve series, and the Front Lines trilogy, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, with whom he cowrote the wildly popular Animorphs series. You can visit him online at and follow him on Twitter @MichaelGrantBks.

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Light (Gone Series #6) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 233 reviews.
ktj31 More than 1 year ago
Endgame. The word appears often throughout Light, and there is a great reason for it. Light was the endgame of the whole Gone series, and I have been with this series since I was 11 years old, and now I am 16. This book perfectly wrapped up the whole series, and every single question of mine was answered. Some of the deaths in this book were devastating, and not just because of who the characters were that died. The stories and development of the characters who died were what made their deaths truly devastating. Speaking of characters and development, each and every character developed beautifully. Michael Grant has done a great job of showing how each character has grown into their true self, and it has been amazing to read how they have grown from scared little kids to adults who can make their own choices. This book was absolutely incredible, and if the series doesn't gain the same height of popularity of the Hunger Games and God help me, Twilight, I will be very surprised. Michael Grant, I applaud you. This series and this final book was one of the best I will probably ever read, and I read a lot. Thank you for a wonderful five years of great books. WARNING: Do NOT read this is you are under 15 or so. The first book, Gone, is fine for a middle schooler, but any books after the first are too violent and dark for anyone not in high school or older. In especially the last three books, there is a lot of violence, sex, and drug references. Also, if you have a queasy stomach, DO NOT READ. I am usually fine with blood and gore and horror, but even I felt sick and a little scared while reading Light. If you can't handle The Hunger Games and books like it, then you most certainly can NOT handle these books. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this whole entire series! It made me cry, laugh, and dance with joy. This needs to be a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was incredible. Grant you have done it again! The plot! Ohh the plot! I will not spoil anything but I will simply say it is excellent. It left me crying half of the time but never-the-less excellent! Grant does a phenomenal job of connecting to the readers - As a reader you feel for characters in ways you never imagined in previous books and he builds and develops relationships between the reader and characters that carry over from the previous books. The characters are real and relatable. Unlike in some other novels their conversations are perfectly timed and natural, the choices the characters make -although not always noble- seem human and thouroughly in character at all times. In this book there is so much character development especially looking back on the scared children they all were when the book began. The relaationships between characters too! The friendships and romances between characters grow and develop before your eyes without ever feeling forced. Grant has created characters that you will root for and hate, repect and look down upon but every character is complex. I loved this book! The one point I would say, however is that I see some of the comments and poor ratings mostly from readers around age 12 and 13. This is not a book for that age group- I am 16 and as the editorial reviews say This book is for a mature high school audience. It contains gore and violence and sexual references - please look at the editorial reviews first. Thanks for taking the time to read all this. I hope it helps :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Gone series is by far one of the best book series i have ever read, and Light was the perfect conclusion. It is tragic and sad and made me cry at times; yet it had moments full of love and friendship and humor that made me smile. It was action-packed and thrilling in the very best way. I couldn't have put it down for a gazillion dollars. Thats how good it was.
megankv More than 1 year ago
This was a masterpiece. Referring to this book, but also to the entirety of the series. I have to admit that with Gone, I didn’t really enjoy Grant’s writing style. It was a bit jumpy, and the tone was inconsistent, but as the series went on I realized that that his appeal. His narrative can be sassy, or serious, or funny, or horrifying—and it all fits. He sees inside these characters, but he doesn’t tell us what he sees. He shows us using every way possible—the dialogue, the tone, the sentence structure itself. Even the minor, minor characters were engaging, and we were able to see just enough of their background to feel sympathy for their situation. The main characters were flawless-- in how they had so many flaws. Their actions were natural, and were consistently in character. Their feelings were understandable, and in that way supported their every decision. There was no random change. There was character development, and a lot of it. Good ol' character development. The character relationships also developed perfectly, not just the romantic ones, but also the ones between friends and allies. We are constantly reminded how each and every character is important to the story, and to each other. They were easy to relate to; they weren't natural heroes or leaders, they merely stepped up to the plate and did what they had to do and survive. In a way (a good one), it WAS like Lord of the Flies, but far more in depth, with the addition of special powers, which, instead of being seemly afterthought, a "quirk" of the story, were perfectly incorporated into the plot, which was divine and fantastically gritty (That's actually an understatement. At times this book was graphic, grotesque, and disturbing. Which is wonderful.). The humanity of the characters mixed with their gruesome situation made for an incredible story-- very, very well written and laid out by Grant-- that concluded perfectly with Light. Questions were answered, every plot point works and is consistent (the view of the world on the outside, the gaiaphage, etc.) and unlike Lord of the Flies, we do not get a man who suddenly appears on the shore-- we get epic last battles, a ride on an emotional roller coaster, and a satisfying and tasteful epilogue. So yes, five stars. (Oh, and Mr. Patterson? THIS is how you end a book series.)
Owlmanafanatic16 More than 1 year ago
Finally! After several months of waiting, Light is finally here!!! (Does cartwheel) Since I've Gone, I've been hooked on this series. The Gone series is a mixture of action, adventure, drama, a little romance, and likeable and dislikeable characters It's like reading and action movie. It is a mixture of X-Men and Degrassi. Light is the endgame. This book decides who wins. Who survives and who dies. This is why I love theses books. They're are such cliffhangers. Since I got light, I haven't been able to stop reading. I even read through the night on a school day. It sucks that the series is finally over. I DON'T WANT IT TO END!!!!!!!!!!! :( But it was a great book. It's an amazing series that is thought provoking and really shows us readers what people will do what it takes to survive. I can see the gone novels made into and EPIC TV series. The perfect characters, cliffhangers, action adventure. I may make a few people angry by saying this, but the events in the Gone series is 1000000X worse than the events in The Walking dead. Don't believe me, read the Gone series and after reading Plague, Fear and Light, you'll understand why The Gone series overpowers The Walking dead. Michael Grant, I thank you for creating the perfect series. As sad as it is that the series is finally over, it will have an impact on me for the rest of my life. Thank you Michael Grant. P.S. I love Diana!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish it was not over. I loved this book the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have anxiously awaited each title in this series. This one far surpassed each of the others. It brought the series to a acceptable conclusion. For 8th grade and adults reading. Loved the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is THE best series in the world. He couldnt have done a better job on this book. I literally could not put it down! This book wraps up the series PERFECTLY!!! Read this. Now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. I'm not sure i compleatly like the ending with Caine gone and all, but its okay. I think this series is very good, but a little weird. I got grossed out when Gaia started eating Alex's arm, and when Drake was reforming but it was still good. I think that anybody with a weak stomache should NOT read this series. Otherwise yeah, its awesome!! •AS•
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was and is a great book i got it around two in the morning an could not put it down. I have moments where i love the story because something happen and times i allmost cryed because of who dies ( I say no more). I have been with the series from the start and hve to say it was worth waiting for each and ever book to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the last book of the series. It cost $10.00, plus tax. There is only 240 pages. It is incredibly graphic. There is a lot of very violent, detailed death and murder. Only about 40% of the kids survive, so you can imagine how bloody this book gets. There is a lot of cannibalism. I love Stephen King books and only two of his his books have ever had a scene which bothered me as much as one in this book. This is not a plot spoiler, but it is a horrible incident, one of the characters, pulls off another character's arm and eats it. The person without a arm, is kept captive and forced to walk with the eater, to make him/ her available for future dismemberment and meals. The end this human pantry faces is much worse then being a meal ticket. This book also has a lot of sex, in the fifteen and under age group. There is smoking, monster( s), drinking, drug use, disease, abuse, starvation, suicide, deformities, insanity, heroism, rape, explotation, death by burning, exploding, being buried alive, resurrection of bodies fused together in zombie like beings, which knit them selves back together, like people and animals in one if Anne Rice's novels. Animals do get hurt and killed, children are eaten alive by terratorial worms, beheadings and torure, and just about anything else a sick mind can produce. I read all this series of books, there are six of them, all are cliff hangers. The first is free, each after that costs more than the one before. Each is also more violent and depraved than the one before. The editing is good, in a book like these, I would not notice many errata anyway. I hated these books, yet, I could not put them down. The author is either a lunatic, or a genuis. These books are written for the YA crowd, but the subject matter is so gross and violent, I would only recommend the books for those 18 and older. Parents should read two or three of these books, before letting thier children read them. I enjoyed them, yet at times, I was totally grossed and freaked out. Kudos to the author. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This. Book. Was. Amazing! And I'm not just saying that because I've been a fan of this series since the very beginning; the entirety of this book, the character development, plot, story dynamic, etc. was as engaging annd frustrating as usual. My only complaint (some might consider this a SPOILER): MICHAEL GRANT. YOU CANNOT END A SIX-BOOK SERIES BY KILLING OFF THE MAJORITY OF THE ORIGINAL CHARACTERS AND OFFERING A SHODDY EXPLANATION OF THE IMPROBABLE SCIENCE BEHIND THE STORY ON THE SECOND-TO-LAST PAGE.
Krissybear More than 1 year ago
This book amazes me on how much it has grown since the first one in the series. This book made me laugh and smile, and even cry when some of the characters you have grown to love do not make it. This book is "mature" in some spots, but compared to what they show on tv nowadays, it's nothing. I loved this series and I am so sad to see it go, but the way Michael Grant ended it couldn't have been better. I am in love with Astrid and Sam, they are wonderful and cheezy. This series needs to be made into a mini-series on tv, or even movies. I would be first in line to see it! Good job Michael Grant, this series will stay with me the rest of my life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who gave this book a bad review should go live in the FAYZ without powers. I like the ending even though I would like to know what happens to Caine. The last we hear of him he says he can no longer feel his body, but he was still thinking. What's that supposed to mean? The note Caine gave to the world was a great idea. I liked the way Grant made those last chapters. I'm glad he didn't make an epilogue. Personally I think this is much better than the hunger games if you can handle it. I would love for this to be a movie, but I'm afraid it would be rated R. I would rather it be rated R than cutting the gore and other things because that is part of what makes the series so good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely genius. Utterly horrifying, enough so that you need to read more. Most series after about 3 books get boring, but this is a complete suprise ending. A must read, i would reccomend for age 14 and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt expect so much death in the endgame escially when some of the best chracters were killed. The resolution of the series was mindblowing and everything made sense. Alot of things worked out in the best way possible. Read this series! It will make you laugh and cry and keep you egaged til the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am twelve years old, and these books changed me. Really. Theres tons of viokence, gore, and adult stuff that freaked me out and i stopped reading the series for about a month. But i had to read more. Theres tons of killing babies and sex and stuff but overall, the book is AWESOME. Please read these books! I was in sixth grade when i started these books, and i do have a queasy stomach and a love for babies and animals. But that didnt stop me from loving these books. THEY NEED TO MAKE A MOVIE BEFORE 2020
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So ggooooodddddddd
stormdude More than 1 year ago
This book was the amazing end to an excellent series. Thank you so much for your books, Michael Grant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this is the BEST SERIES i have ever read. Grant portrays characters that feel real and that you can relate to. You go through many feelings while reading as each character goes through changes and hardships. I have read this series over a course of a few years and I am extremely sad to have finished it. I will never forget these books and they have changed my life forever. I would highly reccommend this series. The ending was great, but also extremely sad. Please read this series!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read LIGHT or finished FEAR yet, but I still agree with all you people about the need to make this series into a movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best book series I have ever read. Simply a page turner. It started off a bit dark and depressing to be expected but each book got darker and more depressing. The book blured the line between good and evil which is something I always liked in books. I LOVED THIS AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What about a sequel of this series...
Coach_Chatham More than 1 year ago
I'm always so upset when I finish a series, the same is true with this one. I have enjoyed all of them, and this was a great, epic finally. Cheers to Mr. Grant for an incredible ride!