Life is tough, and only getting worse, with one kid getting eaten or killed almost everyday. Food is scarce, the kids are so desperate, they've started eating dead dogs. When a stranger arrives in the most unusual outfit saying he can take them to a safe place, it seems to good to be true for the Holloway kids. When they ask him where that safe place is, the answer is even more suspicious - The Buckingham Palace. After some debate, the kids decide they'll go, since they've got nothing to lose.
As I read this book, it reminded me a lot of Gone by Michael Grant, and I kept expecting the kids in this book to develop super-powers just like the ones in Gone. There's a lot of blood and gore, and the loss of lives is painful at times. But its very face-paced, so readers won't feel as emotional as with some other books. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with it, and I am giving it 4 out of 5 ninja kicks because I think it could have had a little more substance to it.