Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: May 8th 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
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Fifty years ago, the world was almost destroyed by a chemical war. Now the world is divided into the mutants and the pure. Mutants must fight for survival in a scarred landscape, while the privileged pure live out a life of disease-free perfection.
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. They are heading straight for Mutant City with rival factions close behind. One by one, they face the enemy. Together, they must stay alive . . .
Mutant City promised excitement, an apocalyptic setting, and superpowers, but it only barely delivered on two of those three things. I love stories about superpowers and mutants, and when I saw that Mutant City was coming out I just had to get my hands on it. It sounded vaguely X-Men-like, and that stuff is my jam. Unfortunately, this book lacks the excitement and thrill that I have come to expect from science fiction novels, and I was completely bored.