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.