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Rising Tides

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  32 reviews
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
Paperback, 264 pages
Published June 24th 2016 by Plumshine Books
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Sherry Fundin
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t resist the alluring cover for Rising Tide by Katy Haye. I am a “cover girl” and can be drawn in by the cover alone. BUT when a story includes water…I dive in with a smille on my face, wanting to get the lowdown.

The world building for Rising Tide is so creative and original that I was caught offguard. I love Katy Haye’s ability to bring it to life through words. For example, their meals are mostly algae, with occasional scavenged goods from the ocean floor. What are they doing on the o
Stacey Kym
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC kindly provided by Katy Haye in exchange for an honest review.


'Rising Tides' is a FANTASTIC read for those keen on exploring a dystopian/post-apocalyptic world full of science-fiction that makes you gasp! And make me gasp it did!
I really shouldn't be comparing this novel to any other out there but it certainly did include some themes and ideas which I thought would resonate quite nicely with readers of Ally Condie's 'Atlantia'. Both novels have that deep and quite aura and at

Rhoda Baxter
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the oceans have risen and drowned most of the land, this is a great YA book. The main character, Libby is clever and unflappable when things go wrong. I liked that she was acerbic and a little awkward in social situations, but completely calm and capable when dealing with medical crises. Cosimo, the hero, is very likable too. Their relationship makes the transition from distrust to friendly bickering to love.

The settings for the story - the floating city, th
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great YA read with one of the most interesting concepts I’ve come across in a long time. The world is mostly under water and humans have had to adapt. They survive, mostly thanks to the heroine’s father, a doctor whose invention has saved them all. The heroine, Libby, is his apprentice, becoming a doctor in her own right, which stands her in good stead. But due to unforeseen circumstances she’s suddenly thrown together with Cosimo, a boy she doesn’t trust, and if they want to survive t ...more
Gayle Noble
I received a free ebook from the author, via BookFunnel, and I am voluntarily giving an honest review.

Liberty Marchmont assists her father, the doctor of City, a place that floats upon the waters that now cover most of the earth. Her father creates nautilus men, fitted with gills which allow them to dive deep underwater to search for food. When Liberty find out her father is about to transform a reamer (one of City's enemies) into a nautilus man, she is drawn into a situation which changes her l
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Water has taken over the world and there are only a few places left to live; City, a floating town built from metal and plastic, New Eden, a piece of land where people can still eat from their crops and the Wastelands. Liberty lives in City, she's the daughter of the only doctor. The people call him Dr. Miracle. Because of the fact that everything flooded they needed to think of a solution to get to the food that went under with the houses and buildings. Dr. Miracle came up with one. He invented ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Image living in world where you are surrounded by water in the middle of the ocean; a world where you have never set foot on land or never seen a tree; a world that is comprised of a group of boats or ships well Liberty Marchmont does. It is all she has ever known. This group of ship/boats make of the town/city of City and this where Liberty Marchmont was born along with others like her that was after the Time Before. The Time Before is a drowned world below City where they scavenge for food and ...more
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***This book was reviewed for Reader's Favourite***

Haye’s Rising Tides tells the story of Liberty 'Libby’ Marchmont, a citizen of City, one of the last bastions of known humanity in a flooded world. City floats atop the sea, cobbled together from remnants of the Time Before. Libby’s da is City’s doctor, and she is training to follow his footsteps.

Things go sidewise for Libby when a stranger from the Wastes, a reamer named Cosimo, shows upon their doorstep requesting a specialised procedure requ
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
**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 othe
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Alright so let me start by saying I loved the idea of this book. I like that it's set in the future and how they are sending people down into the deep waters to get things that we are taking for granted today. Canned food is a hot item in this world. How much do we think about what is in our cabinets right now? Would you miss some of the things you eat daily?

Libby is a great character and I loved seeing her develop in the book. She starts with the mindset that her society taught her, how she loo
M.J. Moores
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Haye has taken a well-known cli-fi POV circa Waterworld fame (or infamous if you'd like) and made it both engaging and relevant to the YA audience with her own unique spin. She masterfully hints at ideas and terms that lend themselves to a basic inkling of understanding, but waits to reveal their truths at just the right moments throughout the book. The undercurrent of young love is tastefully done while remaining true to the world she has created and its value system. Rising Tides hooked me rig ...more
Jan Jones
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a world Katy Haye has created this time. Minutely thought out and horribly believable, the City, Waste and New Eden are all that is left of a drowned earth. But instead of working together, the people are divided.

I enjoyed the fast paced action, the acerbic wit, and the way Libby's character matured naturally over the course of the book.
Kelly Clare
A gem of the young adult genre.

Read my full review on YA Books Central >
Sarah Hickner
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting book with likeable characters and great world building. Was I ever in love with the characters? Not really. I’m not sure what authors do differently to create the feeling that the character could be my best friend or maybe even she could be me, and creating the feeling of it just being an account of another persons life. For me that is generally the difference in a good book and a great book. This one was “good”. My favorite part was the growth of Libby and realizing her ...more
Christina Luberts
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liberty is a very privilege girl, do to her dad being the Doctor. She comes home one day and everything is changed. She learns things that are hard to believe. Can she accept it? Will she accept the help of someone who the city is against? I do thing there should have been a prologue to how everything happen to make them surrounded by water. I also think there should be at least another book to finish off the story instead of ending not knowing what happens in the end. I do think this book would ...more
Megan | Bookstacks 'n Golden Moms
I want more!

The only downside to this book? It's a standalone.

When I started this book, it felt to me like a book version of the bits I have seen from my husband playing Bioshock (is that the underwater one?). I loved the two characters thrown together by circumstances and a promise made to Liberty's father. I loved the adventure and was surprised how quickly I flew through this book, turning page after page to see what happens! 5 stars! Great book! Hopefully there will someday be another *wink
Brittany Goodman
Very good

I greatly disliked Liberty at first... But she grew on me. Especially as her haughty attitude started disappearing. This was a good story. Complete although I can see another story possibility if the author ever chooses to. Overall good story that had me flipping pages quickly
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Super YA read. Libby character is so fitting, she 's strong when it's necessary. As per the title, the humans now are living underwater after something happens. Her father's invention keeps them alive. Fantastic. ...more
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Loved the storyline. Can't wait for follow up to find out if there is something beyond the wastes!! ...more
Mayara Arend
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cliche at many points but a really good fast reading
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Very annoying characters but the world building is cool
Elise Flores
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good!

Murder, mystery and whole different type of Earth. Really good characters and you get sucked into the story right from the start!
T.H. Hernandez
Like Waterworld with teens, Rising Tides is a fascinating dystopian tale of life on earth after the rising seas all but obliterate life on earth. A small floating city survives along with an island that grows all of their food. Liberty, daughter of the most respected doctor on all of City, and Cosimo, a reamer and nautilus man, someone with surgically implanted gills, form an unlikely partnership when circumstances force them together.

It takes a little bit to understand the vocabulary of this fu
Katherine Paschal
In the future, the ocean has risen and the land has disappeared. Scrapped together from metal recovered from the ocean floor, City thrives. Nautilus men have been engineered, men who have implants surgically placed that allow them to breath in the ocean to salvage the remains on the ocean floor. Liberty is an apprentice to her father, the most important surgeon in the city who also invented Nautilus men. When a stranger shows up at their door prepared to undergo the surgery, Liberty knows someth ...more
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Absolutely stunning. Rising Tides peaked my interest with its premise, but totally blew me away with the execution. Katy Haye has some serious writing chops! Dystopia was getting to be a bogged down genre for me. Too much of the same thing being done over and over, plus a lot of characters that I just couldn't get behind. Haye managed to smash right through that preconception, and I couldn't be happier.

What struck me right away about Rising Tides was how human Liberty was, as a character. She wa
Stephen Walton
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I Couldn't put this book down and it was 1am when I finally finished. Written for consumption by the teenage / young adult readers, I assume, this story could easily have been transformed into a mature adult age group. Exciting and fascinating the storyline never lets up and is continuously intriguing. The characters are a bit twee but that's the way the dialogue has been used. A realistic post apocalyptic world is envisaged by the a
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are into post-apocalyptic reads you will enjoy this story about Libby, a feisty perky young lady who doesn't handle one on one conversations as well as she does a crisis. She is opinionated and well out of her depth when she finds herself smack dab in what she has been taught is the enemies camp. A great story well written with strong and interesting characters. Nothing is as it seems not only to Libby but to all she comes in contact with. Half truths and secrets and reality unveiled keep ...more
Joy Whiteside
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an extremely well written book. The story will capture you and not let you go until you finish the very last page, it has interesting characters that you want to know more about and who you cannot help but fall in love with. It moves along at a good pace, making this an easy book to read and not lose your concentration with. This book needs to be read, there is no doubt about it.
InD'tale Magazine
A futuristic tale set in a time when the oceans have swallowed almost every bit of land, “Rising Tides” focuses on the efforts of a small group of people to explore the world once more beyond the piles of waste.

Read full review in the 2016 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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