Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - The Carbon Diaries 2017

I've just finished The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd and the sequel is out on 7 January (UK) from Hodder Children's Books:

It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era. Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city. After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance.

The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London. Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage.

How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle? And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness?


  1. Ooh, good choice! The reviewer who read the first book for us absolutely loved it! I'll tell her the sequel's coming soon.

  2. I hope to write up a bit of a review (then I'll definitely have a look at your reviewer's :)). It's a very interesting read.

  3. I'll look forward to your review! This is ours(for later!):

    I'd love to read it too - it's on my list for when I finally manage to catch up!

  4. This book is amazing! Do you know what the pig is called again? Lol ;D

  5. The pig's called Larkin, hope he makes a reappearance!