Villain (Monster #2) by Michael Grant

Villain (Monster #2)

It’s been four years since the events of GONE.The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread, and now all of humanity is in danger. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters–monsters that walk the cities and countryside, terrorizing all. There are tanks in the street and predator drones in the sky, doomed efforts to stop the disintegration of civilization. Into this chaos comes a villain with...

Details Villain (Monster #2)

TitleVillain (Monster #2)
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Reviews Villain (Monster #2)

  • Emily May
    2 1/2 stars. Hmm. I didn't expect to have much to say about the second book in a spin-off series of another popular six-book series, but I guess there's still things I want to talk about.I'm a huge fan of Grant's Gone series, and also enjoyed the first book in this spin-off - Monster. I love the action, the grit, the diverse and flawed characters. I've definitely had some issues with parts of it but, overall, the positive has outweighed the negat...
  • Mark Kielty
    So, I wandered into one of my usual bookshops in Dublin City to find, sitting on a shelf, two copies of Michael Grant’s Villain. After reading Monster I was excited to read the follow up and I thought that other people would be too - So why were there only two copies out?I shrugged my shoulders, proceeded to the checkout and bought the book.I went online to check out the reviews. That’s when I found out that the book isn’t out yet!I don’t...
  • Tyler
    Me: It’ll be hard for Grant to top the disturbing, psychologically and physically violent nature of the BZRK series.Me, after reading Villain: Oh
  • Matthew Huff
    One of the most gruesome books I've ever read. The fact that this is marketed to children is mind-boggling!!! That being said, such a great story and I could not put it down. I appreciate when an author doesn't pussyfoot around, and Michael Grant never does. This is pure action and carnage from start to finish and I can't sing his praises enough. So when does Hero come out now?
  • Aoife
    Another breathless, gory adventure story from Michael Grant. I'm half enjoying, half terrified to keep reading this series; every time I think the stakes can't possibly get any higher, I'm proved wrong. The Battle of Las Vegas is horrifying in every sense of the word.I'm in awe of the way Michael can sow in hints early on, throw away moments that later become very important. It takes real skill and I'm looking forward to seeing how everything pan...
  • Sarah
    Continues the series brilliantly - I can't wait to see what happens to all my favourite characters next.
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    VILLAIN, a Gone novel by Michael Grant, tells the story of the world four years after the events of GONE. The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors inside it have spread. An alien virus-infested rock that created FAYZ has started an apocalypse, creating mutants and uncontrollable creatures, terrorizing the world. In this new post-apocalyptic series, you have your monsters, your villains and your heroes. There are some that believe the human...
  • Sam Whale
    A big step up from Monster (which I still enjoyed a lot). The main cast is a lot more well rounded and engaging, with clearer motivations and arcs (it was nice to feel moments of sympathy for the various Villains instead of just seeing them as insane and evil). Dillan was an especially engaging antagonist and the addition of Francis to the Rockborn Gang is welcome :) Shade, Malik and Cruz are given a lot more depth, with Cruz in particular growin...
  • Sarah Tomjack
    Mr. Grant, I'm talking to you because you have liked every 5 star review I have left about each of your books. What.The.Heck. I think you have finally hit my limit of death, carnage and blood. And yet, despite feeling like I was going to vomit multiple times, I read this entire book in one day and I will read the next one. And probably anything else you write. Because evidently I have become a masochist. But seriously, that was amazing and I'm gl...
  • George Fowles
    Next level gore compared to that of the FAYZ. Loved the idea of Dillon Poe’s power and the zombie apocalypse vibe it gave off. Even more disturbing when you realise they’re all aware of what they’re doing but can’t stop. Got to be the biggest death toll of the series so far. I kinda wish more was done with the OG’s, especially Drake now he’s so much worse (or at least more directly stated) than in the FAYZ, but by the looks of the end...
  • Verity Harris
    Full review to come.
  • Janine
    Villain is dramatic and full of non-stop action. There is an awful lot happening and as it had been a year since I read Monster, it took me a little while to get back into it. It is on a much larger scale than the original FAYZ books which on the one hand makes everything dramatic and shocking, but on the other hand can make it overwhelming and hard to keep track of. The powers people are developing are becoming so much bigger and wilder. I hones...
  • Moon Cousin
    Finished the whole thing in a single day and... yeah I have quite a bit to say. It goes without saying that any major spoilers for this book will be marked and covered, spoilers for previous books in the series and the overarching narrative... not so much.This is my very first review of a book in the FAYZ-Verse and I guess I should start by saying that I have a love-hate relationship with this series. There are things I enjoy quite a bit, things ...
  • Jeannine Kranz
    Fantastic follow up series to the gone series. Can not wait for the next instalment.
  • Judith Moore
    Originally posted at Chain InteractionI should stress that this isn’t all going to be a comparison to Killer T. A lot of aspects of this book are far better than Muchamore’s attempt to write teenagers who don’t make me want to bang my head repeatedly on my bookshelf. For instance, I think Grant does a fairly good job of making his characters diverse and intersectional. Does it always work? No. But the attempt is there and that’s importan...
  • Matthew
    I received an e-copy of ‘Villain’ from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Villain is the second book in the Monster trilogy (or eighth book in the Gone series) by Michael Grant. The first six books made up a large part of my teenage reading and Michael Grant is one of the three authors I credit for getting me back into reading after a massive slump after finishing Deathly Hallows. His writing here is great as always, the story is addi...
  • Ami Michelle
    A few years ago i read the Gone series and i couldn't wait to get stuck into Villain. So i started it and didn't have a clue what was going on, it was only then that i realised that this couldn't be read as a stand alone and i had to get my hands on its predecessor Monster. Once i had read that it all made perfect sense!"It’s been four years since the events of GONE.The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread, and now all...
  • Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
    I gave this one four stars, but it's more like 3.5. I LOVED Grant's Gone series and Monster was a pretty awesome way to introduce us to old characters and some new ones and I thought Grant did a great job with that one. The problem with this one is that there was a lot of times where I felt the story was dragging. Drake was a villain that I absolutely despised and I loved watching people try to beat him. But the villain of this book, Dillon, was ...
  • Alex
    I have rated every Gone book with a well-deserved 5 stars, and so it pains me to rate this one only 3 stars. At the end of the day though, this book disturbed me in a way the other ones never did, and for that reason I can't rate it any higher. All of the Gone books have had their share of gross moments, but this book is just flat-out disgusting. I actually felt physically ill several times, and while I know I have a weak stomach I didn't except ...
  • Ashley
    This world that Michael Grant has created is one of my favorites. I fell in love with his Gone series back in high school and I am so happy to be able to get into this world again in a new and interesting way. I really enjoy all of the characters, especially the villains. All of the villains in this book are great and the way that they think things through is so interesting. This book has great representation which is a thing that I love. I loved...
  • Becca
    I don't know. Like, it was good. Don't get me wrong. But some of it felt disjointed. Not in a bad way. But parts of it jumped around excessively between perspectives. This is definitely the Gone universe. It's the same quality of writing. But it feels decidedly different. Maybe it's that I'm 5 years older than I was when I read Gone. Maybe it's that I miss the FAYZ. Maybe it's just the wait between books that I didn't have to deal with when I rea...
  • Gabriella
    It seems that this series just gets darker, gruesomer, and sicker by the chapter, but what else can you expect from this incredible roller coaster of feeling and events that make up the Gone universe? I loved this book, in my opinion, it was even better than "Monster" and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one. I would also love to give a shout out to the fact that these books do not shy away from the topics of gender, sexuality, race, eth...
  • Megan ♠︎ 읽어요 ♠︎ Michaels
    Well, this was brutal. But great. But brutal.I did not want to put it down. I don't know why I'm always slow to start the next Michael Grant book on my list because apart from maybe one of tge GONE books (I have never hated a character as much as Drake), I always absolutely love them.I can't think what to write about this because I'm shellshocked but... I am so glad I picked it up!I'm worried about Hero. (Again, Drake) But I would also like it ri...
  • DJR
    I really enjoyed the Gone series. The first books were the best when the Fayze began. These books are still good and action packed. Not sure how I feel about kids eating rock dust to become some kind of warped character. Seems they don’t just get powers and stay mostly human, they morph into something strange. Loved the reoccurrence of the original characters. Can’t wait to see how it all pulls together.
  • Willem Van
    I think Grant would've been fine just leaving off after the Gone series finished. I thought this book, also, left few enough hanging threads that I'm not entirely sure how they're planning to get the next one started, and frankly, I don't find the cast to have all that much depth. Hoping the next book's a little better and that we get some more Sam/Astrid/Dekka action; they can't put off Drake's meeting with them forever
  • Gruffen
    An amazing follow up to the Gone series - all the new characters are interesting and complex and the returning characters are possible even better than they were in the original series (Dekka in particular!)
  • Leslie
    Disappointed in this one. DNF when they started on the baby brains in drones. Too much for me. (Such a shame, because I really enjoyed the series up to this point.) Totally agree with Emily May's review.
  • James Addison
    Great book, i feel like maybe dillon poe remorphed on his way down and survived, definitely make a better sequel if he comes back in later book series.Shorter read, but suspense was off the chains, and i loved every step of the book!
  • Therese
    this is the 17th book by michael grant that I have read, so obviously i'm a fan. unfortunately I didn't like this as much as I have liked some of his previous books. rtc (maybe. probably).
  • Sophie
    i love the gone series very much but these new books are just a big meh, a mess