Reviews & Ramblings

Review & Ramblings: Dark Blue Rising by Teri Terry

Published July, 2020 by Hachette Australia

Synopsis:

Tabby’s life is turned upside down, ripped away from the woman she called her mother. She finds solace in the ocean, but there’s something wrong. What is the symbol of interlocking circles that follows her everywhere? To learn the truth, Tabby must uncover the terrible lies about her past. And the secret is hidden in her DNA

My Review:

Dark Blue Rising is fast paced from the get go. We are thrown into what feels like an incredibly small town, with tyrannical teenagers and our mysterious protagonist.
As always Terry has a way of making you want to learn more, she writes so well that you lose yourself in her words.

Tabby is such a complex character. Everything she knows is a lie, her world is shattering around her, it is heart breaking. She is pure and innocent and lonely and the loss of Cate and her own identity is adding salt to the wound. You genuinely feel terrible for her, and want everything to be okay.

Tabbys‘ call to the ocean is something that resonates with me. There is something about the ocean that is calming and invigorating all at the same time. But for Tabby, it feels like the ocean is her home, like she is meant to be there and I can’t help but feel like there is a somewhat supernatural link for her.

When we are first told about the Penrose Clinic I knew something was up. Abnormal blood tests, the ocean calling, monthly check ups, it all felt off. And slowly we are shown the extent of what The Penrose Clinic is doing and what they are trying to achieve.

From the first to last page, Dark Blue Rising is intense and captivating. It is unique and in true Terry style, written beautifully. Our protagonist Tabby goes through so much in these 390 pages. More than anyone should have to deal with in a life time. Yet she is still brave and strong at the end.

I need the next book. I need to know what happens, what Tabby is, what the Penrose Clinic has been doing and about the dolphins.
Dark Blue Rising is a fascinating read, one that will leave you guessing, long after you read the final page.

Thank you to Hachette Australia for sending me out a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.