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.
by Katy Haye
Publisher: Plumshine Books
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Genre: YA Dystopian
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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Bioshock. Breathe 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.
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 🙂