Sia practically grew up in the water scuba diving, and wreck dives are run of the mill. Take the tourists out. Explore the reef. Uncover the secrets l ...more
Something coming like Lost’s ominous intro, Cast Away and Gilligan’s Island’s suspicious, intriguing plot! And of course Island of Doctor Moreau kind of science fiction elements are ready to be served! Didn’t I still sale this pitch to you? I’m already sold because this is a great, exciting, exhilarating page turner and I had great time with this action packed, unique installment!
This is another promis ...more
I persevered with this book because I was fascinated to see where it was heading not because I was enjoying it. There were some incredibly chilling moments in the book where the hairs on my arms were standing up, but they were few and far apart. It was a weird mash up of genres that I don't think actually worked. I also think there needed to be a stronger conclusion in which more of my questions were answered. Not for me. ...more
The book centers around main character Sia, a teenage girl that helps her mother take tourists out for scuba dive tours to help make ends meet. After a disastrous dive tour-Sia finds herself washed up on a deserted island along with a few survivors and though alive, things are about to get much worse. After being on the island for a short time, the group begins to realize that this is no ordinary island.
Fractured Tide wa ...more
Tasia loves the ocean. When other teenagers were starting high school, she was taken out of public school to help with the family's charter business, diving almost 20 times a week since she was 14. After mechanical failure leaves their boats stranded out on the ocean, the group is attacked by a terrifying sea creature, and Sia finds herself shipwrecked on a strange island. There is no food, no fresh water, and seemingly no way for rescue to reach the island.
I actually didn't realize thi ...more
Fractured Tide is a frightening and quick-paced mystery/survival story, and I kind of love those. So suffice it to say, this one quite worked for me. There are a few things that didn't as much, but as a whole this was a win! Let us divide it into the yays versus nays!
• Very full of action and adventure. We start out on a diving trip, which is quite routine for Sia and her family ...more
Tasia is a 17-something homeschooled girl, helping her mom run her family business (diving charter) as her dad goes behind the bars. After an unfortunate dive to a WWII wreck which results in the death of a fellow diver, weird events begin t ...more
The delivery is different; a series of letters Sia writes to her father in prison why she is stranded on an island in the middle of who-knows-where. The writing is strong and original. There is some diversity with Ben, and Sia is part Greek (I think? I hope I remembered that right, it was a downloaded book and I already returned it). Barely a romance ...more
This word sums this book up in a heartbeat. When you sit down with this book you’ll find yourself quickly immersed in an enthralling story of survival where everything is fractured. Sia’s family is fractured after her father is shipped off to prison. Her childhood is fractured after she’s needed to leave high school and work on the family’s dive charter. Her boat is fractured after a sea monster destroys it and nearly everyone aboard. Then, once she arri ...more
Don't go in with a lot of expectations and you'll probably love it. But, personally for me? It was just okay. ...more
Fractured Tide has been compared to LOST a lot, and it's an accurate comparison. It definitely has LOST vibes, and it also r ...more
Wow. Just spectacular. The strength of this novel is not only in how well it's written, or the fantastic story that unfolds, but also in that it's presented as a journal to from the main character, Sia, to her father, who's doing hard time in the county jail. Sia's words to her father are strong, blunt, and heartfelt, which makes the reader identify with her almost immediately. And when things go ...more
If you like beachy/ocean survivalist thrillers, dramas, mysteries, with that slight touch of horror or sci-fi to them, then run don’t walk to this new YA Adventure.
I’m a summer child. I love all things sun, sand, and water, so it’s no surprise that I love films like Jaws, Into the Blue, The Beach, Point Break... and then throw in Deep Blue Sea, The Meg, and LOST for some more oceanic adventure. Basically, I was a prime audience for ...more
I’m going to write you until this pencil wears out. Until all of me wears out. I’m not sure what’s real and what’s not anymore, but these words, they f
I have mixed feelings about this book. I both liked and disliked it for various reasons. The beginning seemed to start out good. I wanted to know more. I could feel the suspense building and I was rapidly turning pages to find out what was going to happen next. Once they hit that island, it all seemed to kind of fall apart for me. The characters were good in their own way. My favorit ...more
Raised scuba diving, Sia works for her family’s charter business exploring shipwrecks. When a routine expedition ...more
I just feel like there were sooooo many things not answered that I was really hoping to know more about! I had so many questions and felt myself getting impatient to know the answers.... only to still have absolutely no idea wha ...more
I'll be honest, I'm not 100% exactly what actually happened in this book. For me I took it as a new take on the mysterious island trope where the barriers between time and reality are all kinds of F'd up. This turned out to be such a fun and exciting book for me. I really did not know what to expect and this was a lot more in so many ways. The book is full of a creepy luminescent sea monster (perhaps a mix between a octopus, squid and kraken lol), being marooned on an island, deep sea d ...more
Sia has been helping her mother run dives for holiday makers since her father went to jail, but when one goes horribly wrong, Sia finds herself washed up on a strange island, and hunted by a terrible sea monster. As thoughts of rescue turn to desperate plans for survival, the small group of survivors start to suspect something is not quite right with the island. While plagu ...more
Things I liked:
1. The SEA MONSTER!! It was so creepy, and when it attacked the boat I was just like..hfhghfhgsh!! It felt original, and a new concept, while at the same time being creep ...more
But the cover is stunning. And the blurb won me over. Because the ocean is my kryptonite.
There is nothing in this world like the sensation you feel when submerged in translucent blue, with sound completely muffled and your body suspended in water. I've traveled a lot. I've seen so much of the wonders this world has to offer. But there's very few things I've seen that are as marvelous as what ...more
Fractured Tide to me had an ominous start, was dull in the middle but the story picked up its pace near the end and I thought the author would take a predictable route but she didn't so I'm glad my prediction was debunked. This book has diving jargons that I was obviously unfamiliar since I'm no diver, but I like that I didn't find it ...more
“Fractured Tide” follows Sia as she writes diary like entires for her father to read in prison that details her dive on her mother’s charter that leaves her on a mysterious island with a few castaways as they struggle to survive only to learnt why there is more more to fear than just the creature lurking in the sea.
This book definitely does a good job with building up the tension as we get little glimpses ahead and with the isolated environment of a shipwreck dive it ...more
The characters were not really relatable to the reader and the reader does have to go back and re-read a few parts of the book to figure out what has been happening. The plot was original, the idea behind it ...more
Nearly the entirety of this book is written from the perspective of a letter from a daughter to her father, as she experiences life on a stranded island. While the action/thriller part of this book is readily apparent after the first few chapters, the dive through the complex family dynamic ...more