Mortal Engines is a simply written book for probably people 45 years younger than me, but that doesn't mean I can't read it an enjoy it, and I did enjoy it. It's not the normal series I would start and read but now I'm hooked and I'll see the series through. That is if I enjoy the next book.
It's a thousand plus years in the future and cities are actually eating cities. The town of London is a huge city that is on tracks, and to sustain itself it has to eat cities because a thousand plus years ago somebody made the earth uninhabitable. Cities have parks, which most have turned into farms to feed the citizens and the cities are powered by the blood sweat and bones of the unfortunate people that didn't have anything, or committed crimes, or was part of a city that had been run down and 'ate' with anything of value being harvested, cut up, re-used or converted into fuel for the monster engines that drive these cities.
Now London has its eyes set on a new future and didn't care who got killed when they got in its way. It's now up to young Tom and Hester to correct the past and change the future.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Book 3 of the Mortal Engines Quartet series