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Better, but still not the Best: A Review of TIDAL by Amanda Hocking

Posted by on June 7, 2013
Tidal (Watersong, #3) 
Amanda Hocking
342 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: June 4th, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: OKAY

With Penn and Lexi determined to kill Gemma and replace her with another siren, Gemma’s life is in grave danger…unless she can break the curse before it’s too late. With the help of Harper and Daniel, she’ll delve deep into her enemies’ mythical past–and their darkest secrets. It’s her only hope of saving everything she holds dear: her family, her life, and her relationship with Alex–the only guy she’s ever loved.

   Penn and Lexi are growing restless, and are determined to find a replacement for Gemma. And if Gemma doesn’t find a way to break the siren’s curse, she’s going to end up dead. On the other end, Harper and Daniel will do anything to protect Gemma from the sirens. Filled with man-eating monsters, sirens, and a horrifying curse, the third book in the bestselling Watersong series, comes rushing back with terrifying Greek mythology in tow.

   So I’m currently jumping back and forth in the departments of liked and bored for this series. The first book was great, the second one was boring, and this one got slightly better. Not much happened in LULLABY, and once you read TIDAL you’ll see what I mean.

    You know that feeling where you read the first two books in a series and you just have to read the rest? Even if you didn’t like the previous ones? That was the main reason I picked up TIDAL. Because I read the others. What I still hate about this series are how none of the characters have any depth to them. That may be one of Amanda Hocking’s writing flaws, because I’ve seen a similar complaint in reviews of her other novels that I haven’t read.

    TIDAL was filled with action and gory details I won’t go into, because of a gruesome change some of the creatures go through (those of you who have read the first book, know which creature I mean). We learn a lot more about the sirens and the story is finally getting somewhere.

    Towards the end of the book I was glad and slightly mad about some of the stuff that had happened. TIDAL’s cover was a major disappointment, after the beautifully done first two covers. It doesn’t fit the story at all. So all in all, TIDAL was a lot better than LULLABY, but really could have done better. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be reading the fourth book in the series.

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