So tomorrow I’ll finally be able buy and read Light.
And to be honest, I’m both curious and terrified.
I have absolutely no idea how anything is going to play out. Everyone else seems to have theories on how everything is going to end, and ways they hope the story will go. Me, I have no idea. I literally cannot think of one way you could end this series – there are so many loose ends to tie up, so many aspects of the story to be taken into consideration, and so many things fans want to know that probably won’t be included in the story – namely what happens after the FAYZ (if there is an after that is). Which is fine I might add.
I mean how on Earth would the kids (can we still call them kids after all they’ve been through?) settle back into normal life? Would normal life even be an option? Would the army roll in and take them all off to be tested on? How the heck do people view them outside the FAYZ? They saw what looked like Sam burning a baby girl, next to a dead body and in the midst of a battle, and then the girl stood up and walked away again! How on Earth are they supposed to make sense of that?
Is Sam considered a criminal in the outside world? Is he a sort of messed up hero? Do the outside world have any idea of what actually happened inside the FAYZ, with the powers and the like?
So that’s the curious part. Now for the terrified…
I really like most of the characters. As in I really really really like them. Even the so-called villains.
They may not be the nicest of people, but I still don’t want Caine or Diana to die. Even Drake, I would prefer to see alive. I mean I shed a tear when Howard died, there’s no way I’ll be able to deal with a beloved character death!
Which brings me to my main point.
I have a list of three characters that I really would prefer if they lived to the end. (But then again, this is you we’re talking about Mr Grant, maybe death would be preferable to whatever happens in the end).
and to a lesser extent
Can they just live? I could deal with everybody else dying if these three lived.
Feel free to kill off Astrid.
Not that the book is already written and on sale or anything, and there is literally no way to change anything, pfft no!
So apart from the fact that I’m absolutely terrified about what’s going to happen, and who’s going to die, and about the fact that the series is going to be over, I’m genuinely looking forward to finally finding out what happens in the end.
Which brings me to the last part of this message.
The Gone Series has been one of my favourite series over the past three years or so since I started reading it. I’ve devoured each new instalment as they came out, and have loved every one (with Plague being my favourite). I’ve introduced several friends to the series, and have spent hours talking about what would happen if my town was in the FAYZ. I’ve made friends with some wonderful people through your books. I’ve spent the past few months counting down to Light by re-reading the other five books, reading other people’s thoughts on Tumblr and the like, and just generally looking forward to what I presume is going to be a brilliant ending to an amazingly creepy series.