Book Review

[Review] Rising Tides – Katy Haye


This review is seriously overdue! I read this book all the way back in July of last year and we got the exciting chance to talk with the author, Katy Haye, in August. So yes, extremely overdue. But, hopefully worth the wait.
rising tides
Rising Tides
by Katy Haye
Publisher: Plumshine Books
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Genre: YA Dystopian
Pages: 265
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
Buy: Amazon
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The truth won’t stay submerged forever.

Libby Marchmont lives a privileged life on a drowned Earth. As the daughter of the City’s only doctor she has it all, including the opportunity to assist her father in his surgeries to create nautilus men – the divers of the deep that keep society supplied with food and tools from the Time Before.

But when her father secretly performs nautilus surgery on a lowly and infuriating reamer boy named Cosimo, Libby knows something is wrong. And when she and Cosimo are forced to flee, leaving Libby’s father murdered on a dark pier, her life is turned upside down.

Stranded in the middle of the sea with a boy she hates, Libby must survive long enough to uncover the truth: the tides are rising again and it will take more than nautilus men to save the world this time. 


BioshockBreathe by Sarah Crossan. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Swirl them all together and mash them up. That is the image my mind conjured when I started reading this book. Brownie points if you got all these references. If not – homework! Just kidding. *wink*

But seriously . . . the nautilus men?


Okay, maybe not so mechanical and creepy but still.

The Earth is flooded. Liberty, the main character, lives on a floating City and her dad is Dr. Miracle, creating the nautilus men (men that can breathe underwater). I didn’t like Liberty at first because she was all too entitled. Her attitude? No thank you.

At the same time, no part of me liked Cosimo at first, either. I mean, he shows up out of the blue, her dad performs the nautilus surgery in secret, and suddenly they’re running for their lives. Her father is murdered and she is forced to leave City with the reamer (this had me thinking of the grievers from Serenity every time I read the word – I know, my mind conjures strange images!). And, to top if off, Liberty thinks Cosimo is responsible for everything that’s happened. A logical assumption.

spock logic

I loved the idea of both characters being thrown together by circumstances and a promise made to Liberty’s father. That, melded with the adventure, twists and turns, made this an extremely intriguing read. I was surprised how quickly I flew through this book.

The only downfall? It’s a standalone. Grr.

Sound intriguing to you? Check it out! I recommend this one, hands down. And don’t forget to check out our interview with Katy Haye from last August (I know, I’m such a bad blogger!)

That’s all for now 🙂


9 thoughts on “[Review] Rising Tides – Katy Haye”

  1. My biggest problem with reading your blog is that you keep increasing the books I want to read 🙂 Great review!


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