The Rising Sea: A Novel from the NUMA Files || Review

May 31, 2018

It’s the end of the month, hope you guys had a good reading month, and please do share your favourite book of the month. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the last book I completed for the month of May. So let’s get to it.

Book Details

Title: Numa Files 15: The Rising Sea || Author: Clive Cussler with Graham Brown || Published: 7 March 2018 || Publisher: Penguin Random House || Imprint: Michael Joseph || Publicist: Lauren Mc Diarmid || ISBN: 9780718187170 || Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Adventure fiction || Pages: 406 


The story follows a global threat of the world’s sea levels rising at an alarming rate, too quickly to be caused by glacier melt. This threat sends Kurt Austin, Zoe Zavala and the NUMA team rocketing around the world in search for answers. This search leads them to uncover more dangerous plots that could threaten millions of lives and with that, it’s up to the NUMA team to risk everything to save the world from the coming catastrophe. The search takes them to a forbidden secret island in Tokyo. They discover that the problem is due to a mysterious underwater mining operation in the East China Sea.

My Thoughts

The writing was perfectly executed and the author made it easier to understand the concepts this book focuses on, which was amazing.

I was so invested in the characters and the authors made sure that they are easily relatable. I enjoyed watching them risk everything in order to find answers. Their dedication was amazing, even if they faced a lot of challenges but they never stopped. They tried by all means to find a solution to every challenge encountered along the way. Even the supporting characters, I felt that I could easily understand their part and be invested in them, which is amazing in books because characters are the most crucial parts in books. If I’m not invested in them I’ll not enjoy the book.

I must admit, the first 20 pages or so were slow for me but it’s only because they were still introducing the world to the readers. Afterwards, the plot twist was amazing. This book is action packed which kept me engaged and wanting even more and the last 50 pages were just perfect and devastating. I felt like the length of this book was perfect to uncover everything.

The topics discussed in this book were amazing, I’ve never read something like it before. It addresses geology concepts, artificial intelligence, robotics  and machine learning. It was easier for me to understand these terms because I am familiar with them, but I think even if you’re not, you can still understand because it’s not really technical stuff.

I loved the relationship between the characters and the humour portrayed was just too cute.

Overall this was an amazing book, I really enjoyed it and I feel it’s the best book I read in May. I’d highly recommend it, if you’re into action packed adventure books, it’s amazing.


Those were my thoughts, I’d like to know your thoughts as well if you’ve read this book or any of the author’s books.

Thank you to Penguin Random House South Africa for sending me a copy.

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