By: Amanda Hocking
Series: Watersong Series
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Mythology
Length: 342 pages
Synopsis From Goodreads:
The magical world of Watersong is about to change forever. The answers Gemma and her friends have been searching for are finally revealed - but evil is closing in and time is running out....
Gemma and Harper Fisher are facing the fight of their lives. Gemma has been cursed with extraordinary powers that have a terrifying dark side, but she's finally found what she needs - a way to break the curse and become human again. However, finding the means to do it will be her greatest challenge yet. And now Penn, Lexi, and Thea - the gorgeous but deadly creatures who cursed her - are determined to kill her before she has a chance. Making matters worse, Penn has her sights set on Daniel - the guy Harper loves - and Penn always gets what she wants.
As Gemma and Harper race to break the curse before it's too late, they're thrust deeper into a mythical world of immortal secrets. They must look into their enemies' past to find the answers they need, even if it means being drawn deeper into their savagely beautiful world. But one of the girls is not what she seems...and Gemma finds an unlikely ally as she struggles to save herself. Will it be enough to break an ancient curse that no one has ever escaped from alive?
As you may know if you read my earlier reviews; mermaid tales are not exactly my cup of tea. However, the Watersong series drew me in with their captivating covers and magically written synopsis's. I figured why not give the series a shot, especially when I found the entire series at the flea market. Who wouldn't pass up a deal like that!
Amanda Hocking is a phenomenal author, she has a way of bringing life to the tiny town of Capri, where mermaids have come to linger. I had high hopes for this series as my best friend from college always seemed to rave about these books. However, I have been slightly disappointed.
At times I feel as though the dialogue between characters is forced. leaving you guessing as to their true feelings. Such as Daniel and Harper, their dialogue appears awkward more times than not; leaving you skeptical of their love. Is it real?
Then there is Harper herself, I find her character highly annoying and way too overbearing. I can understand her love and desire to protect her sister and those she loves but at times I find her to be way too over-protective. Constantly meddling in Gemma's business and needing to know where Gemma is at all times.
Tidal picks up only days after Gemma's confrontation with Penn and the other sirens during the Fourth of July celebration. Harper and Gemma are on a mission to find the siren scroll in order to end the curse. But on their secret endeavor they run into numerous setbacks, leaving Gemma to question her decisions.
While the girls are dealing with finding the scroll, Daniel is attempting to appeal to Penn's "humanity." Or more like entertaining her to keep her out of the Fisher sisters way. But his plan backfires and soon Penn wants him and will stop at nothing to have him. Will he betray Harper in order to protect her?
While I struggled to finish this book I do plan to stick it out and finish the series. One book to go and I kinda want to know what happens in the end. Who survives the final battle? Can Thea get a happy ending of her own?
Published by: K