- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3112 KB
- Print Length: 265 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Plumshine Books; 1 edition (24 Jun. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FHXD8HG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,776 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 life forever.
I really enjoyed this book (I liked it that much I bought a copy as a present). The world-building was very good and I came to like the main characters of Liberty and Cosimo very much. In fact I hope the author considers writing a sequel.
The nautilus men can salvage food, medicine and every other object they can find. Only the men who live on City can become nautilus men and they have to get a license before the operation can take place. Liberty, or Libby for short, has assisted her father in these procedures many times, so she knows what to do. Libby always has been a good and loyal daughter. She is pragmatic and analytical, maybe even a bit cold. When a reamer named Casimo turns up on their doorstep it is the beginning of trouble.
Libby's father once made a promise to an old friend and he is determined to keep it. He performs an operation on Casimo to make him a nautilus man. This is against the law since Casimo is not a citizen of City and he also doesn't have a license. When things go bad Libby and Casimo only have one option, l they have to eave City and go to New Eden. Out on the open sea Libby learns about why City, New Eden and the Wastelands always go against each other. Who is telling the truth? Who can be trusted? Libby must find out fast because the tides are rising again.
Libby is a young girl. She is seventeen and an important citizen of City. Libby is clever and she has learned a lot about the medical world from her father.Read more ›
The settings for the story - the floating city, the farmlands on what little land that is left and the Wastes are all very well thought out. Especially the Wastes - I loved the description of the huge cliffs made out of plastic waste.
An interesting and entertaining read. It's so nice to see a strong and capable YA heroine too!
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 author and is a complete novelty to me with its setting. A full story in itself it leaves wide open the possibility to further this story into another book . Well done Katy I was most impressed.? Very highly recommended .
Good, fast-paced action, wonderfully acerbic wit. Enjoyable, realistic heroine.
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Though the story starts off slow, it quickly picks up the pace and keeps the reader fully engaged through the last page. Can't wait to read the next installment.Published 4 months ago by Bookworm0709
Katy Haye has done it again - a marvellously worked out, believable world and a thrilling adventure.Published 7 months ago by Evangeline Cluck
After reading and loving both of the Chronicles of Fane The Last Gatekeeper (The Chronicles of Fane Book 1), I couldn't wait to read more from this incredibly talented writer. Read morePublished 8 months ago by FireDancer
As a secondary school teacher I'm always on the lookout for great YA fiction. Rising Tides certainly didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jean Grainger
A beautifully written story. Great heroine. Amazing setting. Love the cover! Once you pick up this book, you will not want to put it down.
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