Tuesday 14 April 2020

Book Review: A Flood of Posies by Tiffany Meuret (Fantasy)

Title: A Flood of Posies
Author: Tiffany Meuret
Black Spot Books
Publication Date: 8 September 2020
eBook - EPUB
ARC via NetGalley


It's 2025. Sisters, Doris and Thea, exist worlds apart, despite living within a few miles of one another. Doris with her regular home and regular husband and regular job, and Thea slinking along the edges of society, solitary and invisible. As the rain continues and the waters rise, each attempt to survive both the flood and each other while also resisting the strange pull of the monstrous, Leviathan-like creatures that have appeared to haunt the depths of the water beneath them. One year later, Thea—now calling herself Sestra, the Slavic word for sister—floats throughout a ravaged, flood-soaked world. Her former life drowned beneath metric tons of water, she and her only companion, Robert, battle starvation, heat stroke, and the monstrous creatures called Posies that appeared alongside the flood. When they run across what they assume to be an abandoned tugboat, their journey takes a new turn, and the truth about the flood and the monsters seems more intricately linked to Thea's past then she may realize. 

I was attracted to A Flood of Posies by the awesome cover art and intriguing blurb. It sounded like an exciting and different read. Unfortunately, the book didn't quite live up to my expectations. I couldn't find it in me to care about any of the characters, and the action taking place failed to grip me. I felt no anxiety over the posies or the fate of anyone who'd survived the flood. There was nothing wrong with Meuret's writing as far as the prose (in and of itself) was concerned; it's simply that the story didn't work for me. Perhaps because it couldn't quite decide whether it was a fantasy-based family drama or a horror story. As such, I am giving this 2.5 stars. 

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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