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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review: London Eye

Title: London Eye
Series: Toxic City # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Dystopian
Author: Time Lebbon
Publisher: PYR
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

"The Hunger Games meets The X-Men in an exciting post-apocalyptic debut.
Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a military force known as Choppers.
The rest of Britain believe that the city is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But Jack and his friends, some of whom lost family on what has become known as Doomsday, know that the reality is very different.
At great risk, they have been gathering evidence about what is really happening in London, and it is incredible. Because the handful of Londons survivors are changing. Developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving."

Wanting something different, I picked up this story wanting an adventure. Instead, I got a story that really didn't capture me the way I expected it to.

The plot of the book really confuse me in the beginning. Things weren't really explained to the reader and I was lost for a few chapters. I found myself re-reading passages just to make sure that I didn't miss anything. I decided to keep going, hoping it get better. It did, but it still left me with lots of questions. I did continue reading but found myself getting well a little tired of feeling lost.

Half-way through the book it gets better. Finally things are coming together and I'm finally getting the picture. I like the idea of  people's chemistry/DNA changing due to some catastrophic event. It's like some stayed the same and other just were changed completely. The twist with the main characters Jack and what happen to his parents is the highlight of the book. It had me wanting to know why such a drastic change???

Of course by now you know that my gripe is that the book is really slow and hard to understand in the beginning. After a while, the reader is able to get it and the ending is quite good for such a slow beginning.

London Eye is a good book with potential. I can see that the ending is really good, that it is something I want to read more of just cause I need to know what happens next. Hopefully the next book will fulfill my adventure.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Yours is the first book that I've read for this one. I've it sitting on my shelf for a few months now, not knowing much about it. It sucks to read that it's slow and confusing at first, but I'm glad it picks up!

  2. ugh i hate it when books confuse me at first, and like you i always end up re-reading the passages! lol! Glad it still got better later on! Great review!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  3. This sounds interesting, but I hate being confused. I don't know if it's something I would pick up. Great review!!

  4. As long as it comes together I don't mind it being a bit confusing in the beginning. Glad it worked out in the end.

  5. I remember seeing another review for this that was similar. With all the books in the world I want to read, I think I'll skip this one. I'm sorry it wasn't a fantastic read though.


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