Author(s): Michael Grant
It's been three months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Food ran out weeks ago, and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous. But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
Michael Grant 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. Michael is the author of the bestselling GONE series, the BZRK trilogy and the brand new FRONT LINES trilogy, the first book of which released in March 2016. With his wife Katherine Applegate, he is also the co-author of EVE AND ADAM and the ANIMORPHS series, and has written or co-authored over 150 books, which by his own admission is just absurd! Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with Katherine and their two children, 18 and 15 (because numbers are so much easier to remember than names).