Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Black Tide


Well that was a trip. 

Beth's housesitting for some wealthy people on the Oregon coast when the end of the world happens. Literally. She hooks up with the guy next door- Mike- and after a night of fun they both experience some weird things. The next day everything goes bad when they are on the beach and all heck breaks loose.  

Beth and Mike were fun. And can we talk about the dog? I mean, he steals the show perhaps? I had a good time with this one- it didn't quite blow my mind like I was expecting based on some reviews- but it was good and very intense. I like too that it took place over a short period of time- it's likeaction packed from the moment things really get started. Very much character driven. I really liked the ending- there's a sense of- I don't know- hope but also not a definite resolution, so things could go different ways. 

I ended up really caring for these characters also- Beth hooked me from the get go with her snark, but Mike was a little longer to get going for me. By the end though- her, Mike and Jake (the dog) - yes please. At times I felt like what's going to go wrong next - but this is a thrill ride from start to finish- and if you're gonna experience the end of the world, might as well be Oregon's coast, right? 

16 comments:

  1. This was a great book! Like you said, intense but fun-filled!

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  2. This sounds really interesting. I've never read a book like this, but I have seen a few movies and they all range from between sad and hopefully to downright funny. It's a very interesting genre.

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  3. The world ends? Well, that does make me wonder

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  4. Sounds interesting, especially because of the dog! I mean, you had to expect to pique my curiosity by saying that he steals the show :P Honestly, I like when books are intense, and you also got me wondering about the ending now . . . It seems like this makes for quite the trip, indeed!

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  5. I love end of the world books - thanks for putting this on my radar!

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  6. I like that the dog steals the show!

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  7. Dogs make books better! And I do love a good end-of-the-world thrill ride. :D

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  8. OMG, the Oregon coast is my favorite place to visit since moving out here. So gorgeous! And I'm curious about the dog now lol

    And another review!!! Slow down...haha

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  9. Oooo... you read a dog book during Dog Days of Summer! 🙌🙌🙌

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  10. "I really liked the ending- there's a sense of- I don't know- hope but also not a definite resolution, so things could go different ways."
    I like endings like this!

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  11. I loved this, although I wasn't crazy about the fate of poor Jake...

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  12. Love end-of-the-world scenarios and I love the Oregon coast! The PNW is so beautiful, so yeah there are worse places to end up at. I like the sound of this one!

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  13. Ooooh! I have a copy of this one. I can't wait to dive in after reading your review!

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