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Gripping from start to finish (even for adults)
on 8 April 2018
I really like post-apocalyptic novels and while this book might be aimed at a younger audience (12-14), this did not prevent me from becoming lost in this whole new world.
After an unknown illness has wiped out all those aged over 15 or turned them into flesh-eating creatures, London is filled with children fighting to survive. The theme of this novel was quite realistic along with its setting which I liked. Furthermore, the characters were not stereotypical teenagers who were clueless about current issues. Contrastingly they were very much like adults in their ways of thinking and decision-making, with a few moments of adolescent humour.
Characters such as Maxie, Sophie, Blue and Arran were well developed and have the potential to flourish even more (and I hope they do!). Overall, this was an action-packed novel and I will definitely be reading the other books in this series. I would recommend this starting book for those who like action/horror.