WINNER of the 2017 RONE Awards (YA category)
The truth won’t stay submerged forever
Libby Marchmont lives a privileged life on a drowned Earth. As the daughter of the City's only doctor she has it all, including the opportunity to assist her father in his surgeries to create nautilus men—the divers of the deep that keep society supplied with food and tools from the Time Before.
But when her father secretly performs nautilus surgery on a lowly and infuriating reamer boy named Cosimo, Libby knows something is wrong. And when she and Cosimo are forced to flee, leaving Libby's father murdered on a dark pier, her life is turned upside down.
Stranded in the middle of the sea with a boy she hates, Libby must survive long enough to uncover the truth: the tides are rising again and it will take more than nautilus men to save the world this time.
“a compelling read [with] cool and ingenious concepts, a captivating plot [and] vivid and engaging characters” - Readers’ Favourite
"A gem of the young adult genre" - YA Books Central