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Tidal (The Watersong Quartet #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,396 Ratings  ·  482 Reviews
Tidal is 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
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published April 16th 2013)
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Khanh (the Grinch)
I feel like I just spent the past two hours reading a mermaid-related version of Real Housewives of Orange County. So much bitchiness. So much bickering. So much name-calling. So little combined intelligence in one single book. Apparently, daughters of men and daughters of Greek gods have one thing in common: idiocy.

Putting aside the unrealistic premise of mermaids this book, the whole story and the characters' actions are pretty lacking in credibility. I'm not talking about the fact that mermai
I took part in lot of discussion based on Daniels immunity to siren's song, and when well I actually read this book, all I can say I was making a mountain out of a molehill.

HOLY MOTHER of..........that's Daniel...*faints* well, IDK but i'm having a feeling that he is a siren too.. And what the fuck Penn is doing with him...that bitch...leave him now!....aaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh
Jun 05, 2013 Annika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whoa. Just whoa. Is that Daniel? BEYOND SEXY. (loving the tattoo, for sure) And from all the comments, that's Penn? I want to kill her. Total bitch. Why is she with Daniel?!

And now that I think of it, it does make a lot of sense for Daniel to be a siren. Or something related to a siren...

Back to the point: Killer gorgeous cover! Really need the book to come out though!! ;)

June 5th, 2013

Wow. I don't even know what to say. Tidal was very interesting. I mean, yeah, I was pretty pissed at som
Sarah Bouwer
Nov 26, 2015 Sarah Bouwer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! But preferred the last 2. Alert! if you havent read this book it might show spoilers

but i was so upset with the ending. i was like... Penn, crazy much? i honesly wanted to turn into a siren just so i could rip her head off.

honestly i think the siren thing is so cool! besides the curse bit. my family is convinced i am part fish anyway because i can swim for hours and not get wrinkled- so i just need to use that turning into a bird nd killing people thing. i could use it on a lot
Dec 21, 2015 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remember Percy Jackson and the lightning thief, or something like that, it was a good story but I can't remember quite fine the name right now , XD...anyway this one is a bit like that 'cause we also go against time with the characters in order to save Emma and her loved ones.
It's a hell of a great journey, a bit ridiculous with the introduction of the greek mythology but pretty good, nevertheless.
Jinx King
Jul 06, 2015 Jinx King rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a hardcover copy to review!

Tidal is entertaining, fast-paced, and compulsively readable. It's not the best Amanda Hocking book I've read, but even with its flaws it managed to keep me turning pages. It definitely isn't perfect, and I'm not a big fan of Harper and Gemma, but reading more about Penn and Lexi is always fun and interesting.

I love Amanda Hocking's writing style: it's fast, entertaining, and it keeps you hooked to the point where you often end
Jun 19, 2013 Meryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think my biggest dislike about this series is that nothing happens for the first 75% of the book, and then there's a big fight, and somehow everything works out ok-ish at the end (or as ok as it can for a multi-book series). I will be SHOCKED if Gemma, Harper, Alex, and Daniel don't survive the end of the book. And I wouldn't be surprised if the following things happen either: a) Nathalie is somehow cured and comes home; b) Bernie's wife was a muse and is somehow the key to ending this curse; ...more
Warning: Contains major spoilers. Read at your own risk, not because of the spoilers, because the stupidity depicted in this book can make your eyes bleed.

I don't know why I keep reading this series.
The writing is dull and plain.
The characters are forgettable and boring as hell.
The main character annoyed the hell out of me from the very start.
The story was too damn cliche. The events, the plot and basically everything worked out according to the favor of the main characters and the
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Right after reading Lullaby,I immediately picked up this book and WOW Nelly! Did it blow me away?
Remember in my Lullaby review I said things looked like they will get worse or put to the test? Yup. Ms. Hocking took this up several levels leaving the reader absolutely astonished. I think when I was done with the book I just could not believe that in the short time that I read it, it all changed so quickly. Some characters were killed off, others were added, deadly betrayals of deals were made and
Apr 28, 2013 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After being rescued by her sister, Harper and her boyfriend, Daniel, Gemma is back with her family. Unfortunately the sirens, Penn, Lexi, and Thea have followed Gemma back to her home town. They are in no hurry either to leave.

It seems that Penn has her eyes on Daniel. Also, she is on the look out for Gemma’s replacement. Once she finds her than Gemma is history. That is until Gemma and Harper can find a way to stop the girls without killing Gemma herself.

Tidal is the third book in the Waterso
Para empezar, la historia sigue el mismo curso que los dos anteriores pero especialmente el mismo esquema que Lullaby y como yo pensé que Lullaby había sido un libro relleno, esperé que este libro se desenvolviera de otra forma... mis expectativas fueron tiradas al piso y pisoteadas bastante rápido.

El mundo que presenta Amanda Hocking no es de mi agrado simplemente porque no tiene un desarrollo profundo. Cuando explica como funcionan las sirenas y las reglas que deben de seguir es muy sintética
Something about Amanda Hocking is just extremely disappointing. Even when she does things right, which she does in TIDAL, it's hard to let go of the mistakes and blandness.

Review to come.
Oct 14, 2012 Kadbury marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cover-obsession
COVER'S SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

IT HURTS MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY EYES!!

May 28, 2015 Devonne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was amazing! I love all of Amanda's books (:
Yulia Koskos
Oh my god.. I am so relieved right now. I'm just so glad that this wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Oh god.. It was just heading in a really bad direction and something tells me that there is definitely more trauma on the way in the last book but at least that will be the end and honestly I can't wait for it!

So this book is filled with drama and surprisingly some very emotional moments. In the last book I wasn't really that connected to it, but this time I actually found myself crying at
3.5 stars again. The cover is weird, by the way. I saw a review somewhere that said it's Daniel and Penn. Penn?!

Things are starting to get kind of crazy. A lot of things happen, particularly at the end of the book.

I hate Penn. Like, really hate her. I did before, but now I hate her even more. (view spoiler)
Alexandra Ray
I really don't understand why I continue reading this series because it lacks a serious amount of depth that any book should require. All I can say is that the plot to Tidal was vastly more interesting than the previous two books in this series and I am curious to see what happens in the last book. But the characters are vapid and, dare I say it, just plain stupid. The only one who is remotely real, with a unique character and depth, is Daniel, and even he is lacking in some respects.

Maybe I ha
Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
Protect your cuticles readers, because Amanda Hocking is raising the standard for supernatural suspense! Tidal, the third nail-biting installment to the Watersong series, is keeping the sirens in Capri and with Harper gearing up to leave for college, the race to free Gemma from the sirens is more dire than ever.

Oh, how much has changed since Lullaby. Gemma and Alex are no longer an inseparable item, but what really stuns me is the aftermath of Gemma's siren song taking effect on Alex. His change
Aug 12, 2013 Zoë rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm happy I took my time reading since so it isn't a tortuous wait for the final book in the series.

In this installment in the Watersong series, it is a race to the finish line as sister: Harper and Gemma try desperately to find a cure to the Siren Curse before Penn and Lexi find Gemma's replacement and kill her.
As usual we have Harper and Gemma's point of views as well as a few new additions which includes sexy Daniel, evil Penn and also flashbacks to the original four sirens from Thea's point
Marcela M.
Feb 25, 2015 Marcela M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este se convirtió, hasta ahora, en mi libro favorito de esta saga. Y una de las principales razones es que el sarcasmo de Marcy me encanto. Desde que empece esta saga con Sirenas, me gusto mucho este personaje, pero definitivamente se convirtió en uno de mis personajes secundarios favoritos, me río mucho con sus comentarios y sus expresiones. Sin dudarlo, cada vez que me pregunten, cuales son mis personajes no protagonistas favoritos, sin pensarlo dos veces Marcy estará entre ellos, y a decir ve ...more
Stephanie Plotkin
Once again, I feel it's necessary to start my review reminding Hocking that no one says "foxy," EVER. It's not used to describe a hot guy unless you're a total cheeseball nerd, or you are from the 1970s and came here via time-travel. NO ONE SAYS "HE IS FOXY" AND IS SERIOUS. Ok?
All right...I feel I'll probably need to address that once again after I read the last book, Elegy, or any other Hocking novels. She just loves to use foxy as a description for men. I'd rather use sexy, hot, handsome...hel
Jan 18, 2015 Danly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: annoying, 2014-reads
Welcome in the world of fucking annoying bitches
Mar 07, 2014 Sel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Más largo que los anteriores, mantiene al lector pendiente de que pasará la mayoria del tiempo, hay ciertos cambios en los roles de los personajes y el final simplemente me encantó.
Esta saga mejora con el paso de los libros, me encanta y espero con ansias el cuarto!
Penny Raspenny
I can't see this series receiving more than 1,5* for me.

I have to admit that there was more action in this one but everyone keeps annoying me with the stupid things they do. Amazingly, the only person whose actions agree with her goals and temperament, is Penn. And she is a spoiled murderous brat! I did like Thea a bit but she just let me down in this book.

As for the plot in general, it is really annoying that there is no purpose in this series from the beginning. There are only bits and pieces
Kayla Howse
Omg !!! The cover is so damn beautiful ! I seriously cannot wait for Tidal to come out !
Dec 03, 2012 Emma marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to read it the wait is killing me ahhhhhh :/
Lore Troncoso
En general esta saga sigue el mismo curso, en este libro conocemos un poco más de las sineras en el lado de información, que solo da un poco. Me hubiera gustado que se profundizará en la vida de las sirenas como tales o con su forma de pájaro, no sólo de su vida humana que da bastante pena.
Algunos de los personajes me sacan de quicio desde el primer libro, como Harper que simplemente no la entiendo. Otros llevan la misma línea desde el principio.
Es un libro muy ágil de leer y nada pesado, aunque
3'5 estrellas en realidad

Creo que hasta ahora éste ha sido el mejor libro de la saga. A pesar de que todo sigue girando alrededor de romper la maldición se abren nuevas subtramas que le dan un poco de fondo a los personajes secundarios involucrados. Aparte, y esto es lo que más me ha gustado, hay ciertos capítulos situados en el pasado, durante la época en que las cuatro sirenas originales estaban vivas, que nos aporta información importante al tiempo que nos ayuda a comprender mejor las persona
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


"Wake" and "Lullaby" were my favorite so I began this with much gusto. Third installment of the series and things have become widely more interesting. And Daniel looks so hot on the cover .... Okay so Gemma still struggles with her transformed life. Being a siren is not easy it is definitely not easy when when you only have Penn, Lexi and Thea as companions. And Harper and Daniel are trying hard to be together in this mess. And
Kelly Hager
Jun 09, 2013 Kelly Hager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the penultimate book in the series and I can't read to read book four (Elegy), which is out later this summer (early August). There are so many loose ends and after the way this book ended, I can't even imagine how crazy Elegy will be.

I preferred this series to her Trylle series and this book only reinforced that. Part of it, obviously, is that sirens trump trolls. ;) But I also feel that this book lends itself more to discussion if you have a YA book club. Is it better to be alive under
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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. Herzombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic nov
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Other Books in the Series

The Watersong Quartet (4 books)
  • Wake (Watersong #1)
  • Lullaby (Watersong, #2)
  • Elegy (Watersong, #4)

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“There's one good thing about making mistakes.' Thea turned to her with a smile. 'You learn not to make them again.” 11 likes
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