2020, Blog Tour, Book review

Book Review: Feathertide by Beth Cartwright @BethCartwriter @DelReyUK #Feathertide

It’s an honour to be sharing my review for Beth Cartwright’s debut novel Feathertide today as part of the blog tour. Many thanks to Alice at DelRey Uk for the opportunity and review copy via NetGalley.

About the book

Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different, but never known why. And so to find answers, she goes in search of the father she has never met.
The hunt leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, where jars of swirling mist are carried through the streets by the broken-hearted.
And Marea will never forget what she learns there.

Feathertide will be released on July 30th and is available to preorder now – Amazon

My thoughts

Growing up in a whorehouse was never going to be easy, growing up in a whorehouse knowing you are different to everyone else and being kept a secret and shut away from the world is just how Marea has been brought up. The world outside is a strange place and there lies many dangers but it doesn’t stop Marea from learning and dreaming of one day finding her father, a father that she has never met and knows very little about. She hopes that one day she can learn more about herself and finding her father may bring the answers she’s looking for.

Now Feathertide isn’t a fast paced story but it is one that slowly draws you in, i could feel myself really being captivated by the story and not wanting to ever put it down. The writing is fantastic, it’s almost poetic and it was so easy to get lost in the words.

The world building is absolutely beautiful, it’s almost like another character and the descriptions brought it all vividly to life and I could smell the salty sea and fresh bread as if I were there.

Marea is a fantastic character and I found myself really caring for her as she struggled with acceptance and finding her feet in the world. It’s not an easy task for any young person but when you’re different it can be so much harder. She was a strong character though and I loved her passion.

There are actually a whole host of wonderful characters throughout this book, I particularly loved Sybel. I think everyone needs a Sybel in their lives.

Feathertide is a magical fairytale buts it’s also modern. It’s a story of acceptance and love, heart ache and growing up. It’s a story that is totally addictive and just so beautifully written. It’s powerful, moving and original and it’s one I will definitely be highly recommending.

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