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 ...more
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 ...more
'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
The settings for the story - the floating city, th ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I enjoyed the fast paced action, the acerbic wit, and the way Libby's character matured naturally over the course of the book. ...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 ...more
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
It takes a little bit to understand the vocabulary of this fu ...more
What struck me right away about Rising Tides was how human Liberty was, as a character. She wa ...more
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 ...more