Thursday, 15 October 2015

Rising Tide (Sirens, #1) by T.L. Zalecki

Forget whatever you think you know. History has been rewritten.

In a future world where rising ocean levels swallow coastal cities and people scramble for resources on an overpopulated earth, the survival of the human race depends on biogenetic research to develop aquatic capabilities. The year is 2098, and it has never been more dangerous for the elusive Sirens to be discovered. 

Until now, the Sirens have remained eclipsed from the eyes of the human world, inhabiting an obscure, undiscovered island in the Indian Ocean. In a burgeoning discontent among the restless youth, the Sirens, led by a headstrong Mello Seaford, decide to test the waters of open society by striking a deal with the U.S. megacorporation, DiviniGen Inc. And they risk everything to do it.

Has Mello led his people astray, jeopardizing their cherished island by guiding them into the hands of human greed? Will the risk prove worth it, or will the Sirens be forced to face the darkness of eternal isolation?

One person may hold the key to success. From across the ocean, budding scientist Lorelei Phoenix embarks on a dangerous journey into a hidden world, one in which she finds herself connected by more than just the ancestry of her people. Is she alone capable of bridging a centuries long gap between species?

When two worlds collide, the rising tide of love and acceptance will lift all boats… or sink a ship of titanic proportion.

This darkly whimsical dystopian fantasy is told from three points of view; Lorel, the young scientist and heroine, Jake, her Navy SEAL boyfriend, and Mello, a male Siren. SIRENS is a duology geared toward a new adult audience. Each book is approximately 85,000 words. Inspirations were drawn from ABC’s series LOST, Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and the exciting gems of possibility hidden within the science of human evolution.


I received a copy of Sirens in exchange for an honest review.
I totally became absorbed in the concept of this story. The futuristic aspects of Sirens were produced in a believable and  manner with a lovely depth to the book. I wanted Mello and Lorel to succeed in their quests and I wanted everything to work out for them. 
However, because of  all the information you get thrown at you in the story you don't really get the time to develop a bond with the characters.I did get completely enthralled in Zalecki's world and i think this is the beginning of a truly extraordinary author.
I should tell you that the book does end in a cliff hanger but although you want to find out what happens in the next book the ending itself isn't soul destroying. I would recommend this book to people who like a good dystopian genre with not too much romance involved. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good but the lack of romance makes me not want to touch it. I've a sucker for a sweet romance. I found your blog through goodreads. New follower via Bloglovin'. Please check out my blog and maybe follow back.

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