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Watersong, #3

Tidal by Amanda Hocking puts a new spin on sirens and they are definitely something I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. The world Hocking creates is imaginative and dark. But it isn't without its flaws.

Gemma and Harper have had a hard time and nothing in their life is getting any easier. Ever since Gemma became a siren she has tried to break the curse without killing herself. Harper is still debating if she wants to go off to college or stay and help Gemma. Plus, there is Daniel. Penn's continuous interest in Daniel keeps her away from Gemma and in Capri. But Gemma is running out of time.

I enjoyed the spin Hocking puts on sirens, and I like that we get more background on the other Sirens. However, there are some small things that brought down the book for me. This is the third book in the series and we finally learn that there are other supernatural creatures. While there isn't anything that stands out as particularly redundant, the books feel like they could be combined into one entire novel instead of individuals. It takes a little while for the story to pick up so by the time that it does the book is almost over. I understand that this can be a tactic for authors to keep readers interested in the next book in the series, but the ending just felt too rushed for this book.

Yet, I think fans of the series will still enjoy this installment. I enjoyed it.

Book Blurb for Tidal

Don't miss Tidal, the spellbinding third book in the Watersong series by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking!

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.  But 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 delve 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.  But will it be enough to break an ancient curse that no one has ever escaped alive?

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 3.50