Saturday 19 September 2009

Flood Child

Title: Flood Child
Author: Emily Diamond
Publisher: Chicken House
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating: 3/5

Flooded England, 2216 ... England has changed for ever: most of it is under water. Worse, bloodthirsty pirates prowl the shores, and 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 - and an extraordinary treasure from the past, with the power to change the Future...

Flood Child has a Twelfth Night kind of feeling to it. A girl cuts her hair off and pretends to be a boy to safe her village. I waited 200 pages for something to actually happen. It was good though. I enjoyed the story, even though at times there were things happening that didn't fit with the story I felt. I really wanted there to be a romantic aspect with Lilly and Zeph, and it seemed like there might be. Yet there wasn't. I'm just a sucker for anything romantic. Cute book. Could have been an amazing story with some revisions and plot/character developments. But good just the same. Interesting story. Not my favorite though.


  1. Aww, this seems really sweet. I love pirate-y tales. :-D

    Though I did give a chuckle when I read, "when they kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter it looks like war." Haha, I can't imagine anyone in this country getting worked up about our politicians, can you? ;-)

  2. I hadn't heard of this one, but the premise is interesting. I like those everything-is-underwater stories.

  3. I've been wondering about this as it was on a list of free books that 11 year olds could choose from the English government. Only one student in my class picked it but I thought it would be an interesting concept: London underwater. I love Twelfth Night so maybe this is a book for me. Thanks for the honest review.

  4. Great honest review. I think I'll skip it (based on your review). I too am a sucked for romance.

    I do love the cover.

  5. Does sound like a cool concept - too bad the execution wasn't up to snuff.


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