So, I started reading Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee about two weeks ago and had to put it down because I was busy with work and life in general. My plan is to start back at the beginning instead of picking up where I left off…
Seven Tears at High Tide by C. B. Lee is a young adult fantasy / romance about a teenage boy who wishes for a summer of love, a wish which is granted by a nearby selkie who overhears his heartfelt plea.
Kevin Luong has had his heart broken by the boy-next-door who decided he is no longer gay and doesn’t want to “fool around” with boys anymore. Instead of spending the summer together with Miles, Kevin is suddenly alone and feeling particularly unloved.
On a whim, he sheds seven years into the ocean and makes a wish, asking for just one summer to be happy and in love. He doesn’t really expect his wish to be granted.
What Kevin doesn’t know is that someone hears his wish. Morgan, a selkie boy, happens to be swimming near enough to hear and hope that he will be the one chosen to fulfill the request. His mother, and matriarch of his selkie herd, grants him permission to shed his skin and go ashore to meet Kevin.
So begins a summer of innocent love, with Kevin teaching Morgan how to be both human and to pass as a normal teenage boy. But, as the boys grow closer, they begin to realize that there is something sinister in the works in their little seaside town.
Semiosis by Sue Burke just flat out sounded like a cool book. I remember getting an email about it pre-release date and wanting desperately to read it. I even texted my friend, and local librarian, asking her to purchase it for the library so that I could read it!
This book appears to be right up my alley, with first contact situations, space colonization, and an alien (possibly plant-based) intelligence. With the summary including fun words like “bizarre, inexplicable, and grapple” who wouldn’t want to read this? 😀