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The Gone series is one that I've loved from the very first page of the very first book. There hasn't really been a point where I've thought about not continuing with the series. Now that the series is over, I'm more than a little upset.
Light picks up soon after Fear ended. The kids inside The FAYZ are now visible to the parents, media, police, and military that are stationed outside the dome, and vice versa. Children are communicating with their parents, telling them what happened for the past year. The gaiaphage now has a body, the daughter of Diana and Caine. The kids are tired, hungry, and stretched too thin. They don't expect to escape the FAYZ alive, but aren't ready to give up yet.
I found this book more graphic than the previous five in the series, if that's even possible. I didn't think it was. According to my Kindle, I was 10% of the way through when I had to put it down to take a minute and digest.
The characters that I've loved were all still huge players. Major characters died, ones that I've loved since book one. I think I actually teared up when two different people were killed.
Light was a really solid ending to a really fantastic series. It didn't have a "happily ever after" ending, because this wasn't a "happily ever after" series. It was a series of death, of fighting, of pain, of anger. I'm extremely glad Michael Grant didn't end it with something along the lines of "they all escaped the FAYZ, went back to school, and continued their lives without any problems" because it would have been unrealistic.
I'm going to miss this series. I'm going to miss buying each book on it's release date. The FAYZ was a fresh story in the YA world, where there's a lot of the same stories repeating themselves. If you haven't read Gone yet, I suggest you do, and continue it all the way through to the end, Light.