Goodreads: Flood Child (Raiders’ Ransom #1)

Author: Emily Diamand

Published: 2009 (Chicken House Ltd)

Source: Carboot

Rating: 2/5 (It was okay)

Official Summary: “Flooded England, 2216. England has changed for ever: most of it is under water. Worse, bloodthirsty pirates prowl the shores, & when they kidnap the Prime Minister’s daughter it looks like war. But out of this drowning world comes Lilly Melkun, a girl determined to put things right, with the help of a pirate boy & a treasure from the past.” – Goodreads

Review: The whole world building was really well thought out. Even the whole story idea concept was really well done. But (the dreaded but) I was just bored reading it. I could blame it on the characters, that I didn’t really get to know them and found pretty much all of them annoying. Bar the cat because well it a cat. Or I could blame it on the fact that the world building could have gone into so much more detail, it would have been fascination to know how it all happened to make the new world. It wasn’t really anything specific that stood out that just made me bored.

The whole two main characters meeting up, felt very sudden and a bit jarring. One minute one is at home and the other is at sea. Then bang both in same place, same time instantly. There were two other places where it felt like chunks of the story had been removed, then just slapped together.

Either way I am a bit annoyed with myself that I didn’t like it that much. But I have to be honest and this is just my own opinion.