May 25, 2013

Review: Reapers Legacy (Toxic City #2) by Tim Lebbon

Heroes and monsters clash with government forces in an apocalyptic London.
Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers), while those in the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland.
Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different. The handful of survivors in London are developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving. Meanwhile, the Choppers treat the ruined city as their own experimental playground.
Jack's own developing powers are startling and frightening, though he is determined to save his father, the brutal man with a horrific power who calls himself Reaper. Jack must also find their friend Lucy-Anne, who went north to find her brother.
What Lucy-Anne discovers is terrifying-people evolving into monstrous things and the knowledge that a nuclear bomb has been set to destroy what's left of London. And the clock is ticking.
 Much like the first book, this book is a semi-realistic dystopian story. Who knows what our future would hold with this type of catastrophe. Humans will always strive for survival. I could relate to the characters and their many mutations. Some greater than others. I imagine that some people would use their new found powers for the good of the species. While others would definitely use theirs for control & personal gain. The main character & friends must decide what is the right thing to do. The way the storyline continues & evolves keeps you hoping for the best but expecting the worse. The places they travel through are both familiar & foreign. Each character has a personal journey to take. Some travel on by themselves and others band together to survive. Friends are lost along the way while new partnerships are formed. It was an exciting adventure to say the least. If you like dystopian stories then I'm sure you'll love this one.
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review.


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