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Toxic City, #3

I had quite a few problems with this book. I couldn't relate to the characters at all. It was like they had no personalities. There was a lot of repeating things in the book. You have the main character Jack feeling bad about the soldiers he had to kill and he doesn't let it go. I thought, what else are you going to do, they are shooting at you. He has a problem with the violence when it involves him. If not, he doesn't care.

Since the destruction was at least two years prior, I didn't feel we needed constant reminders that London was destroyed. We didn't need to be reminded about the death count.

I'm a fan of the post apocalyptic stories, but I feel this book needed more, a lot more. I couldn't grasp the plot at all. I feel that if the author went back and re-edited it and made the characters more realistic, it might work. If you can't relate to your characters, your attention drifts.

It was almost a DNF for me, but I hung in there.

The only thing I can recommend is get a copy and read it, develop your own opinion, whatever that may be. Everyone views things differently.

Book Blurb for Contagion

Jack and his friends are in a race against time to save the remaining inhabitants of a postapocalyptic London from a nuclear bomb.

Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the rest of the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers) while the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But that's not true. Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different--and incredible: the few remaining survivors in London are changing; developing strange, fantastic powers; evolving. And the Chopper force guarding London is treating the ruined city as its own experimental ground.

Now, Jack's powers are growing. His friend Lucy-Anne's powers are developing too, and Nomad--that mysterious woman who started it all--is close by. But the Choppers have initiated their final safeguard--a huge nuclear bomb that will wipe out London, and everyone still within its boundaries. Jack and his friends must spread the news of the bomb and save everyone they can. Before that can happen, Jack must face his father, the deadly Reaper, in their final showdown.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 2.50