“…an intense look at the seeds of rebellion and the individual consequences they sometimes reap…”--BCCB, Starred
“Hellisen creates an interesting world where magic and superstition rule…”--VOYA
“Hellisen’s captivating debut will haunt readers.”--School Library Journal
“Debut author Hellisen’s style features evocative descriptions and unflinching detail, drawing readers into the unusual and intriguing elements that make up Felicita’s socially complex world.”--Publishers Weekly
“…worldbuilding intrigues, and the open-ended conclusion begs a sequel.”--Kirkus
“Hellisen’s first novel combines the survival tactics of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games books with a fascinating array of magical creatures and powers.”--Booklist
About the Author
Cat Hellisen lives in Capetown, South Africa, near the sea, and drinks a lot of tea. She tends not to start revolutions. When the Sea is Rising Red is her first novel.