Black Tide by K.C. Jones

“I’m a liar, but I’m telling you the truth about this: I want to stay on the road. I want to go as far as these wheels and gears can take me.”

Title: Black Tide
Author: K.C. Jones
Release Date: 10 May 2022
Rating: 4/5 stars

Welcome back, lovely readers!

*Thank you 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 who are stuck in an unmoving car on a beach? A tense, nail-biting book called Black Tide.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a scaredy-cat when it comes to anything related to horror. But horror with an apocalypse thrown in? I’ll just have to suck it up and avoid reading at night, but books like these immediately catch my eye.

The first thing I noticed about this book was the good pacing. In a story like this with so many action scenes, it can be easy to become impatient and rush through the scenes, but the author easily avoids this.

It was easy to root for the characters and throughout the book, I was crossing my fingers that they would survive. There is something incredibly compelling about characters who have hit rock-bottom and are trying their best to survive in difficult circumstances.

This was an interesting concept for a book and I’m curious to see how the author will continue the story. I’m happy with how the story ended, though a certain death left me incredibly sad, and I’m impressed with what the author managed to do with the limited setting the characters found themselves trapped in.

The author’s writing is simple, using a few metaphors here and there, which I think fit the story well. The author succeeds in creating a tense atmosphere that reduced me to a bundle of nerves as I devoured the book. I was halfway through the book before I realized how much progress I had made.

Tense books like these are perfect for people who find themselves in reading slumps, or for people who love reading about alien invasions.

That’s it!

What is the scariest book you have ever read?

Till we meet again!
Xx Alexia

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