Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Hungry City Chronicles


A DARKLING PLAIN by Philip Reeve
Released: May 29, 2007

"All stops are pulled out in this pyrotechnic conclusion that follows multiple narratives with such rapid-fire transitions that it will have readers gasping for breath—and humming with satisfaction at the just-right end. (Fiction. 12+)"
Taking his cue from "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold's musing on isolation and anxiety in a world without faith, Reeve delivers a suitably explosive finish to his grueling Hungry City Chronicles. Read full book review >
INFERNAL DEVICES by Philip Reeve
Released: June 1, 2006

"Brighton's fiery end paves the way for the concluding volume in this extraordinary series, which tests both protagonists and readers to their utmost. (Fiction. 12+)"
Some 16 years after the city of Anchorage, with Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw aboard, found refuge by grounding itself on the shores of North America (Predator's Gold, 2004), its peace is disturbed. Read full book review >
PREDATOR’S GOLD by Philip Reeve
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"High marks for action and breadth of vision—but urge readers to start with the previous episode, as this one doesn't comfortably stand alone. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers thrilled by the titanic mobile cities savagely preying on one another across a ravaged post-holocaust Earth in Mortal Engines (2003) will find more of the same in this even better sequel—along with plenty of intrigue, danger, spying, violence, and romance. Read full book review >
MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"First of a projected trilogy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Reeve thinks big in this British prizewinner, envisioning a distant future in which immense mobile cities roar over continent-sized wastelands, preying on each other. Read full book review >