Title: Rising Tides
Author: Katy Haye
Publisher: Plumshine Books
Date published: June 24th,2016
Page Count: 264 pages
Genre: Young Adult,Dystopia,Sci-Fi
Where I got the copy: Got a copy of the book from the author (Thank you for the copy)
The truth won’t stay submerged forever.
City is the last civilised place left on a drowned Earth, a floating town built from metal and plastic from the Time Before. It’s the only home doctor’s daughter Libby Marchmont has ever known or wanted – until her father helps the wrong patient and she’s forced to flee.
Cosimo came to City for one reason. Then he should have vanished back to his people on the Wastes. But what about his promise to Libby’s father?
Stranded in the middle of the sea, can the two enemies learn to trust each other? And can they survive long enough to uncover the truth: City isn’t the safe haven Libby always believed it to be.
My Honest Review:
**I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**
The cover of Rising Tides was the first thing that drew me to it.And then the blurb happened to be quite interesting too.And then realised it is set in a dystopian world.Perfect combo!I had to read the book.So,if you’re a reader who picks up books by their cover,do pick up this one,cause it’s really worth it!
The writing is simplistic and pleasant,something I loved about the author,Katy Haye,in her other book,The Last Gatekeeper.The story starts right off in the world,a world where City is supposedly the only live-able place and the world as we know it is under water,yeah,exactly what we are being warned about now is what happens…rising sea levels..global working…accumulation of trash and plastic..and the like.I love how the author manages to weave a simple but highly enjoyable story with so few elements…the details aren’t cluttered ..there’s just enough for you to know about the world and at the same time enjoy the story.And guess what,this book doesn’t follow the norms of a dystopian society…there isn’t a love triangle on the book,people don’t die much,no big rebellion…at least not ome on a large scale…and yeah,it has got plenty of other differences which you yourself can find out while reading it.
And I love the characters…there’s such simplicity alongside a burning life in them.Libby ,despite being slightly bossy at times,is a really interesting character,a character who you can easily fall in love with,and Cosimo,he has of course got his own charm,do I even need to mention that you’ll love him.It has great side characters too.Josiah for one was a side character I loved above others.I don’t know what drew me to him exactly,but I did wish at times Libby and Josiah would get together,but then decided against it,’cause you know,Cosimo and his charm 😉 .
But in my opinion,the most interesting aspect of the book were the Nautilus Men.You got to read the book if you want to know about them,cause I’m not giving anything away,but those are one heck of an interesting element.I really wish there was more about the Nautilus men in the book,like a bit more detailed description…like how it all feels to breathe through them…how the world looks underwater,those would have been quite great if added..though I don’t think there’s exactly a place where they could be included.
And I loved the epilogue!It was so different to know about the other place and how everyone thought they were the only ones remaining..you know ,that reminded me so much of those theories in the earlier days when man thought the earth was flat and there was nothing beyond the ocean and they were the only ones.
So,overall ,if you want a quick and short and pleasant read..with a touch of sci-fi and dystopia and romance….this is definitely the book for you!
Rating: ♥♥♥♥.25 (4.25 stars)
Link to review on other books by the author:The Last Gatekeeper
About the author:
Katy Haye spends as much time as possible in either her own or someone else’s imaginary worlds. She has a fearsome green tea habit, a partiality for dark chocolate Brazils and a fascination with the science of storytelling.
When not lost in a good book, Katy may be found on her allotment growing veg and keeping hens in order to maximize her chances of survival in the event of a zombie apocalypse or similar catastrophe (admittedly, this would not help if the entire country flooded…).
Well,that’s it for this post!