Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/26/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, Gay Romance, Paranormal
Adrift in a post-apocalyptic world, they only have each other. Is it enough?
A virus that turns the infected into zombie-like killers spreads through a burning world thrown into lawless chaos. Lovers Parker and Adam have escaped to the open sea when they hear a message over the airwaves from a place called Salvation Island—a supposed safe haven.
Orphaned as a child, werewolf Adam has always longed for a pack. He’s eager to investigate the island, but Parker doesn’t think for a nanosecond that the voice on the radio can be believed. He doesn’t trust anyone but Adam and is determined to keep it that way. They don’t need anyone else complicating their struggle to survive. Or do they?
Danger on the high seas can surface in a heartbeat, and if Parker and Adam aren’t careful, the current will drag them under.
This gay romance is a dystopian adventure featuring a werewolf, his boyfriend, and their struggle to find a place to call home.
Despite the horror, the world was a strange, wonderful place.
I don’t think I was alone in absolutely loving Kick at the Darkness last year nor do I think I was alone in not realising that there would be a sequel. I was definitely not alone in being very excited when said sequel appeared!
Fight the Tide picks up exactly where we left Parker and Adam in Kick at the Darkness – sailing aimlessly around a world that has been devastated by a virus that has seen the majority of humans turned into zombies. There is destruction and death everywhere but somehow this unlikely pair of heroes defied it all and have found a tiny bit of safety on the ocean. Their safety is relative of course as they still need to come back to solid ground when their supplies run low – Adam may be safe with his werewolf genes but Parker doesn’t have that same assurance and their trips for supplies are fraught and dangerous.
This has a different feel to the first book in that it’s more character than event driven. We spend weeks at sea with these men as they cement their relationship even in the face of catastrophe. We meet bad, bad people who will hurt just to survive and we meet good people who come to mean something and expand this strange family group and yet again alter the dynamics. We live with them through their fear, their bursts of happiness, their grief and their hope – most of all we live with their hope.
Their biggest hope comes in the form of a hypnotic voice over the radio urging them to find Salvation Island – but will it bring them hope of a future or end it once and for all?
Fight the Tide is a superb second book. It has introduced a whole host of new characters and although it has answered many questions it has left real scope for more stories to follow and hopefully an answer to the biggest question out there – how did it happen?
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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