The Change: London Orbital by Guy Adams

Where were you when the world changed? 
One minute everything was fine and the next…they arrived. Those that saw them died instantly. The unlucky ones survived. Now unimaginable things straight out of nightmares roam the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible. Nowhere is safe. And no one can escape The Change…
Howard doesn’t know where he is or how he got there. He’s not even sure his name is Howard. But he knows his in trouble. 
Alone on a stretch of motorway jammed with broken down cars full of corpses and strange creatures, Howard falls in with a motorbike gang living in a nearby service station. 
But even The Kingdom of the Welcome Break can’t keep him safe. Something is moving between the rows of cars, something that used to be human but now clanks with metal, hisses with hydraulics, and is always on the lookout for new parts…

Release Date: Out Now

I received a copy of this book from Solaris Books on Netgalley in return for an honest review.

This is a short young adult book that is a 6 part series. The synopsis of the book interested me, so I finished the first book in short time.

You meet Howard, he wakes up on the motorway, doesn’t remember his name but knows things like where he is. He has a notebook which has details about things that have happened and he believes this notebook to be his.

Howard bumps into a guy who shares his food and gives him advice to stay sheltered in the night because bad things happen at night. Taking his advice, Howard stays in the back of a van overnight and witnesses the result of what bad things happen overnight the following morning, where he also meets Hubcap, a guy the same age as him and takes him to the safety of others.

More bad things happen in this short novel, its strange but keeps you reading as you want to find out what caused this change to happen in the world and what happened to everyone. Howard doesn’t remember much about what happened to him before the change, but knows he has to get into central London for some reason.

Overall, I found this short novel very intriguing, and I am looking forward to reading the other novels in the series to see if they carry on the story, but as they’re set in other countries, they could be different stories.

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