A day at the beach sounds pretty damn good right about now. I don’t know about you, but where I am there’s currently a heat wave. What would you rather deal with: extreme heat, or aliens?
Because in Black Tide by K. C. Jones, it’s not a dreamy beach getaway. While that’s what Beth might have envisioned when she sighed up to house sit for a family who live right on a beautiful ocean-view lot, what she got was a horrific fight for survival, where her only ally is Mike, the dude next door she just wanted a one-night stand with.
Instead, they end up stranded on the beach in what can only be described as War of the Worlds meets A Quiet Place. If you’re a fan of either of those, you’re going to want to pick up this book. It has:
✨ Messy characters
👽 Alien creatures
🐶 The goodest dog, Jake
😱 Gore, blood, and severed bodies
💕 A desperate need for human connection
💪 And an unwavering fight for survival
I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect from this book, but holy shit, once the story start it just kept going! It’s an incredibly fast-paced book that could easily be read in a single sitting (especially if you’re like me and need to know what the hell is going on!). The characters are stubborn, but so are the terrifying creatures that have landed on Earth, and they’re all willing to do whatever they have to in order to survive. This book is such a trip!
Thank you so much Tor Nightfire for sending me a digital copy of this book to read and review via NetGalley. I gave 4 stars to this cosmic horror story, and would love to see it adapted for film.
Black Tide by K. C. Jones came out on May 31, 2022 and can be purchased wherever books are sold.