"Lebbon has an artful way with words. He pens descriptions and moments that one must pause to consider and absorb. The style works really well with this dystopia, as readers really come to inhabit Lebbon's destroyed, scary world., A great read."
-RT Book Reviews, Four stars (Compelling - Page-turner)
"This is the first title in what promises to be a gripping series depicting a near-future England in the throes of a postapocalyptic disaster. Lebbon tells a grim tale, made a bit lighter by the well-developed friendship among the teens and the devoted relationship between Jack and his sister."
-School Library Journal
"I often find that first books in a series tend to ask too many questions and provide too few answers. London Eye doesn't suffer from that issue. ...The 230-page book offers up just enough answers to encourage finishing it as well as a few twists and new mysteries to ensure that readers will want to learn more. If you've got a YA reader who is looking for a good action adventure with a solid dose of mystery and mutations, they're sure to enjoy London Eye." -Wired.com "Geek Dad" blog
".Like The Hunger Games, Toxic City depicts a future world where teens are asked to grow up way too early, a dilemma to which many kids can relate. Here's to many more and a good long run for the Toxic City series; be sure to check it out next month and get in on the ground floor!" -Astro Guyz The Hunger Games meets the X-Men in an exciting postapocalyptic 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 believes 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.