Because there is no easy and accurate way for me to properly describe what this series is about I’m going to use the aid of goodreads in giving a synopsis of book one so read and enjoy:
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…
Hey, it’s Brigit reviewing. This series is literally one of my all time favorites!! So naturally I felt compelled to review it. I cannot tell you enough how amazing it is!! I started reading this series almost five years ago and have faithfully waited every year for each book to come out in the Spring. Finally this past April the last book: Light came out. I read it and loved it just as I have loved each book in this series! Lucky for you just now reading them you won’t have to painstakingly wait for each book to come out. The Gone books takes science fiction to an all new level! I have never read anything quite so unique, these books combine syfy, horror, suspense, romance, and action all into one!
Sam Temple is the main character in this series, however as each book progresses multiple characters are added that are equally as important, characters that you will find yourself growing attachments to quickly and easily. This book jumps back and forth from many points of view leaving cliff hangers as each POV ends. These books are filled with constant suspense that is action packed and filled with some graphic mental images that leave you reeling and will literally give you goosebumps! As each character develops their individual powers, sides are quickly drawn making it obvious who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. However, by the end of the series one enemy remains a constant threat. I won’t give any spoilers away ( no matter how badly I want to), but these books are definitely worth seeing through to the end.
Though this series mainly deals with main characters who are 15 and younger, you won’t feel as if you are reading about children whatsoever. Since all the adults literally have disappeared leaving nothing but their empty homes, and cars, the teens must step up and take on the roles of the adults and find a way to run society without them as they begin to realize their parents aren’t coming back anytime soon. And don’t think this series is without its taste of romance either (or I probably wouldn’t love them as much) there are some definite relationships that form that are adorable even in the event of a supposed apocalypse. As each book ended I was left with more and more unanswered questions as well as huge cliff hangers, but as the story finally came to a close, all loose ends were met, and I was completely satisfied with the ending result (if not sad for having finished such a loved series). The Gone books are easy page turners that you can finish within days even with each book being over 400 pages. I seriously recommend you read them, they are absolutely fantastic! And there are rumors of a movie!!
You can buy these books at Barnes&Noble or find them at your local library and they are pretty reasonably priced for kindle on Amazon (click this to find the kindle version)!