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.
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I don't know if this affected my viewing of the novel or not- but I haven't read the first two books in the series.
I had a couple of problems with this book. First, I felt like the plot was kind of pointless. Second, the character relationships seemed a bit superficial to me. Again, I don't know if that's a result of my not reading the first two books, but whatever. Third, I felt that Jack was a bit too overpowered and was focused on too much. It would have been better if other characters such as Sparky and Jenna were elaborated on.
The romance was also a bit rushed. I have no idea whether or not Jack met Rhali before this, but their romance was just meh. He saves her, then like twenty minutes later he's thinking about how her hand feels in his. Apparently feelings of strong protection instantly change into love. Ok. Sure. Honestly, even though there was a lot going on, they should of at least had some time to themselves to get to know each other better. I know that romance wasn't really a main focus of the book, so I kind of wanted it to be... swoonier? I dunno...
The whole "OMG bomb but only Jack and Nomad can stop it" thing was annoying. Other characters need strong powers too!
Despite its overall boringness, the action scenes were nicely written. The internal struggle withing Jack was well-written too.
So overall, almost DNFed this, but kept on reading.