Book Review: The Hungry City Chronicles (series)

The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
  • Mortal Engines
  • Predator's Gold
  • Infernal Devices
  • A Darkling Plain

SUMMARY: The Great Traction City of London is on the move again, seeking smaller towns to devour for fuel and materials. This is the futuristic age of Municipal Darwinism, and only the strong survive as populations compete for scarce resources. Elsewhere on the earth, some cities have become static, choosing to remain in one place and get their resources from the earth. Still other cities have taken to the water or to the air in hopes of exploiting new habitats. What happens when these ways of life collide? Find out...read the whole series!

OPINION: This series captured my attention way back with the publication of the first book. The author does an amazing job of convincing the reader that a future of traction, static, water, and air cities is completely possible. And the action and adventure in each story never stops! You will be drawn into each book and unable to stop reading as the cliffhangers pile up. I recently re-read the entire series because I wanted to fully appreciate the fourth book, and it was worth all the time I spent. I don't know what Philip Reeve will write next, but I will definitely read it! If you are looking for a complete fantasy series that won't leave you hanging, this one's for you.


Anonymous said...

They're written by Phillip Reeve, actually, not Phillip Pullman. It's right in the labels but wrong in the post itself. --Meg

Gretchen said...

omg, i can't believe i did that. sheesh. it's all fixed now.

Anonymous said...

I Love the Hungry City Chronicles!!

i can read them over and over again....!!!!