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Toxic City: London Eye
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October 15, 2012


New York Times-bestselling author Tim Lebbon begins his Toxic City series with London Eye. We are delighted to have Tim as a Pyr author. He has had over twenty novels published to date, won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and he has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. London Eye is his first solo YA novel. 
London Eye

London Eye


"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.


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 "The Creative Fire is one of those books, that when you begin you cannot put it down. I loved reading this book, and everything in it. ...this is an exceptional book, and I cannot wait for the next one to come out."               

-Boekie's Book Review  


"Cooper puts a science fiction spin on the life of Eva Perón in this fast-paced, teen-friendly series starter."

- Publishers Weekly.

"On the one hand we have Brenda Cooper's lush, sensual, emotionally driven writing. And on the other we have Ruby, a young woman with an inexhaustible drive for freedom. Put them together on The Creative Fire, a ship ripe for revolution, and you have a timeless story that sings. Highly recommended."
-Brad Beaulieu, author of The Winds of Khalakhovo  


Nothing can match the power of a single voice. . . .

Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship the Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves.

Ruby rises from the dregs of society to hold incredible popularity and power. Her story is about love and lust and need and a thirst for knowledge and influence so deep that it burns.


That's it for this issue. As always, please check out our newly revamped website and drop by our blog.

Happy Reading,

Rene Sears
Editorial Assistant, Pyr
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