“I’m a liar, but I’m telling you the truth about it: I want to stay on the road. I want to get as far as these wheels and wheels can take me.”
title: Black tide
author: KC Jones
release date: May 10, 2022
rating: 4/5 stars
Welcome back, lovely readers!
* Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
What do you get when you cross a scary alien invasion with two people stuck in a car not moving on the beach? A taut and nail-biting book called Black Tide.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a scary cat when it comes to horror. But horror with an apocalypse? I’ll just have to suck it up and avoid reading at night, but books like that immediately catch my eye.
The first thing I noticed in this book was the good pace. In a story like this with so many action scenes, it can be easy to be impatient and rush between scenes, but the author easily avoids it.
It was easy to root for the characters and throughout the book, holding fingers that they would survive. There is something incredibly compelling about characters who have reached the bottom and are trying their best to survive in difficult circumstances.
It was an interesting idea to tell and I am curious to see how the author will continue the story. I’m happy about how the story ended, though a certain death left me incredibly sad, and I’m impressed with what the writer was able to do with the limited frame in which the characters found themselves trapped.
The author’s writing is simple, using a few metaphors here and there, which I think fit the story well. The writer manages to create a tense atmosphere that reduced me to a bundle of nerves when I devoured the book. I went through half the book before I realized how much I had progressed.
Tense books like these are perfect for people who find themselves reading in the Depression, or for people who like to read about alien invasions.
What is the scariest book you have read?
Until we meet again!