Friday, July 12, 2013

Tidal by Amanda Hocking

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

Pages: 342pgs

The Story

Her only hope lies with her greatest enemies.
Gemma is facing the fight of her life. Cursed by beautiful but deadly sirens, her extraordinary powers have a terrifyingly dark side, and becoming human once more is proving her greatest challenge yet. As she struggles to break the curse, the sirens, Penn, Lexi and Thea are determined to kill her before she can set herself free.
Gemma’s only allies are her sister, Harper, and Harper’s boyfriend, Daniel. Together they must delve into their enemies’ mythical pasts – to discover their darkest secrets. But Penn has also set her sights on Daniel. Soon, the sirens threaten everything Gemma holds dear: her family, her friends, her life, and her relationship with Alex – the only guy she’s ever loved. Can she save herself and those she cares about before it is too late?
The Review

A big thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia for sending me a review copy of this book!

While I may have been a little disappointed with the third installment of the Watersong series, but I still thought TIDAL was a great book with higher stakes than ever before. And I also liked the fact that the story solely (or mostly) focused on the siren sisters this time round and on their histories rather than on the romances of the series which was featured much more in books one and two. It was a nice change for the series (that's for sure) and I love getting to know those siren sisters a bit more and getting to know what came before Gemma entered the picture.

Also, what I loved about this book compared to the other sequels was seeing how the romantic relationship between Gemma and Alex (the boy next door) no longer existed because of Gemma's siren song, which made Alex forget that he even loved her in the first place. It was a great twist for me and a sad one as well. So while I may not have always loved Gemma or Alex as main characters - or more so the drama they have brought into the series recently, but once we see how much Alex has changed in this book - in terms of personality and how he's no longer the sweet guy we used to know - it was sure a nice change up for me because you can see why he is the way he is. Sure, Alex didn't appear as much as I wanted him too but when he did it was . . . interesting and fun to read about.

Overall, I can't say too much without spoiling the book, but if you loved the previous books in the series, I think TIDAL will be yet another great installment for you also.

The Rating
4 1/2 / 5 stars

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