It's been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear. Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally—turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost.
The Gone series is amazing and freaky and exciting and this latest novel is no exception. The story continues with all of the kids living in the FAYZ in two different communities trying to have a close to normal life. Of course things start to break down and old enemies come back which causes a lot of chaos. There is the usual amounts of danger and gruesome descriptions of deaths. Honestly when reading these novels sometimes I forget that the main characters are kids since they now have to deal with so many adult problems. A lot of fears are brought to life in this story and the kids are once again thrown into a world that they aren't prepared for. If you like mutants and action and don't mind frighteningly descriptive scenes, I definitely recommend reading this novel. But you should read the whole series first.