A review by kylecat22
On Lavender Tides by Travis M. Riddle


Now that I’ve gotten some distance after finishing this, I’m still impressed with the world that was built. Any fan of Pokémon or progression fantasy will enjoy this book. The mechanics of a Pokémon style world translated very well here in battles, the capturing system, and even just how normal people would live in a world filled with wonderful, and sometimes dangerous creatures.

To me, some of the character work had been more tell and less show, which I know over time in a series will remedy. The dynamic between the main characters, including our usual rival, felt nearly cozy while they traversed on their journey. All in all, I’m excited to continue this series!