Thursday, 10 April 2014

Book Review: Steve Feasey - Mutant City - Published by Bloomsbury


Book Synopsis:
Fifty years ago, the world was almost destroyed by a chemical war. Now the world is divided: the mutants and the pure, the broken and the privileged, the damaged and the perfect.
Thirteen years ago, a covert government experimental facility was shut down and its residents killed. The secrets it held died with them. But five extraordinary kids survived.

Today four teenagers are about to discover that their mutant blood brings with it special powers. Rush and three brothers and sisters he can't remember. Two rival factions are chasing them. One by one, they face the enemy. Together, they might just stay alive . . .

Book Review:  
We are not walking down the traditional route of vampires and ghosts here. There is no lurking werewolf or Zombie or any of the old tried and tested scary beasts, so to speak. In this book, Steve leads the reader down the pure fantasy horror path which is brimming full of pure imagination. It escapes the bounds of the horror genre with a great plot and a new deadly functioning monster to deal with, the Mutants. This is the type of book that I love to sink my teeth into - I'm always looking for more.

I've been a very big fan since the first book in the Changeling series, but this is, in my opinion, a new start which is really special. I read this book so quickly that I wasn't sure where the time went. I was gulping down the story like a thirsty man stuck in the Sahara Desert.  

Great dollops of action have been dropped into a fantasy world of devastation after a chemical war that has taken place. Fifty years on, the world is now a very different place. It is a dark and bleak vision of experimental government projects that will change the world for ever. 

Four teenage characters find their mutant blood, with special powers, that lead to a journey that will captivate the reader and give many hours of reading pleasure. This is an amazing idea that I really connected with. It was very interesting following the characters through a journey of a new world. A world that poses moral issues that will definitely get you thinking - a great combination for fans of Michael Grant and Darren Shan. 

This is the best read in the teenage horror genre that I have read for some time. It will make you hair turn green. It has got everything that I look for in a story and more. It's very cool and one that boys will love and girls will come to love. In my humble opinion, this is a really well delivered story set in a fantastically dark and futuristic world with imagination and creativity at the height of the genre. This is amazing stuff; I am really looking forward to the next instalment.

If the cover hasn't already sold it to you, then hopefully my review will. Buy it, borrow it, read it,  share it....  ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?  ARE YOU PURE? ARE YOU MUTANT?

Also if you would like to check out the first chapter visit this page here: http://www.wattpad.com/44908820-mutant-city-the-farm

Book Details: 
  • Paperback: 368 Pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's (8 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140884303X

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