Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz – ARC Review

 

My Rating ~ Four and a half Stars

RELEASE DATE:  5 May 2020

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 336

Publisher: Blink

Source:  NetGalley

 

Blurb

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 locked in the sunken craft. But this time … the dive goes terribly wrong.

Attacked by a mysterious creature, Sia’s boat is sunk, her customers are killed, and she washes up on a deserted island with no sign of rescue in sight. Waiting in the water is a seemingly unstoppable monster that is still hungry. In the jungle just off the beach are dangers best left untested. When Sia reunites with a handful of survivors, she sees it as the first sign of light.

Sia is wrong.

Between the gulf of deadly seawater in front of her and suffocating depth of the jungle behind her, even the island isn’t what it seems.

Haunted by her own mistakes and an inescapable dread, Sia’s best hope for finding answers may rest in the center of the island, at the bottom of a flooded sinkhole that only she has the skills to navigate. But even if the creature lurking in the depths doesn’t swallow her and the other survivors, the secrets of their fractured reality on the island might.

 

 

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Review

Thank you so much to Blink for providing me with a copy of Fractured Tide, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

 

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 plagued by strange dreams and visions, they need to find a way to hunt for food and water, without becoming the prey themselves.

I am a huge fan of books that involve deadly sea creatures (which probably accounts for me never actually going in to the sea) so I was really excited to receive an E-ARC of Fractured Tide!  I was hooked on this story from the very first page and couldn’t put it down. The twists and strangeness surrounding the island were mysterious and creepy enough to have me desperate to find out exactly what was going on.  Told as a diary letter Sia is writing to her father in prison, Fractured Tide managed to give us both the present story unfolding, while unveiling plenty about Sia’s family life in the past.  I must admit, I was still left a little confused at the end about how the last scenes played out, but I enjoyed the atmosphere and gripping story so much that I was ok with that.

I’d definitely recommend this one for fans of the TV show Lost or lovers of underwater thrillers!

 

 

 

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