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Blood Tide by Brian Burt

Aquarius Rising, #2

Genre: Science Fiction
Number of Pages: 259
Publication Date: August 7, 2015

Rating: 2-star-review out of 5
OBC Rating: 2 out of 4 stars
Themes: Loyalty, Patriotism, Revenge
To Purchase the Book, Click: Blood Tide: Aquarius Rising, #2 on OBC Bookshelves          

downloadIn an oceanic world, we meet Megalops. He is an Aquarian, which is a human-dolphin hybrid. Unfortunately, he lost both his wife and child during the Medusa Plague and he is out for vengeance.

Ocypode and his friends of humans and Aquarians will do everything they can to be a put stop to Megalops’ destruction.


Let me start by disclaiming that I did not read the first book in this series, and therefore my thoughts and feelings are based solely on this book.

The first few pages grabbed me immediately. A tormented soul, Megalops, has lost everything that meant something to him in one fell swoop. How could he not act a bit insane? It left me itching to know more about his plans.

Unfortunately, this is where my interest began to peter out. Though the world that Burt has created is unique where hybrids, cyber-ghosts, and sea-life come together, I was let with a state of confusion. My mind in a constant whir. It was one action scene to the next, without much of a break in between. Though some may enjoy this, I need some relief and light moments while I’m reading. Otherwise, I end up wanting to skim through the material until I find something that I like.

Character development was also lacking here. After the opening scene, I found myself not able to connect with or even like any of the characters. At times, I felt bad for some of the characters, such as, when someone died. However, it wasn’t a very strong emotion since I wasn’t connecting with anyone here. If I cannot connect with at least one character, my enjoyment of the book plummets.

Yes, to some. To those who read and enjoyed the first in the series.

I received this eBook from OnlineBookClub in exchange for an honest review.

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