Hello Gemmies! I have a new spoiler free book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz is an immersive YA thriller that will have you feeling anxious and claustrophobic throughout. Adding to that fear is the isolation and mystery of the deep ocean that Lutz does a brilliant job of making you feel. Fractured Tide is written in journal entry format which allows the story to unfold naturally and smoothly. We follow Sia, a teenage dive instructor who finds herself in an impossible situation after a bizarre boating accident on her family charter. Sia is a very relatable, strong female protagonist. You immediately feel for her situation and find yourself wondering how you would react in the same situation.
Leslie Lutz weaves an extremely intricate tale full of danger, excitement, intrigue, and.....sea monsters! Add in family drama and teenage angst and you get a truly unique thriller/horror.
Fractured Tide was a fast paced enjoyable read. The characters are well-developed and the plot is full of twists and turns. This book gave me Lost and Into the Drowning Deep vibes. It will appeal to fans of horror and science fiction alike.
I love how Lutz mixes in diving, horror, and science to keep events moving at a good pace. It was a bit of a slow burn at times once we get on the island, but there is enough action and suspense throughout to keep you engaged and on the edge of your seat. Published by Blink, this gem set to release on May 5th, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give Fractured Tide 4 out of 5 gems. I cannot wait for this story to be out in the wild for all to read! Happy Reading!