Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly
Book Three of the Waterfire Saga
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review copy sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe M ...more
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This book series was recommended to me by my dear GR friend Alyssa ! Click on her name to read her review.
After finishing Rogue Wave I needed to read Dark Tide! That ending was very cruel. I have no idea how people managed to wait until October 2015 to read this book. I am happy to say that I enjoyed this!
The book begins with a prologue in Astrid's point of view. Astrid is on her way home. It's been quite the journey and she's nearly ...more
i feel that there are not enough people who know about it :(
started it when i was 13 and just finished it last year (17 lol, i know, sad) but came back here TO SAY THAT IT DESERVES MORE HYPE and because Dark Tide is one of my babies :)
The girls have transformed from annoying little shitheads to people that I could tolerate. Sera isn't annoying. I honestly started to feel really bad for Astrid because her family (aka her father) basically sucks ass. And everyone else was amazing.
Now Dark Tide still left me asking so many questions while reading this book and I'm kind of creeped out with the food that they eat/buy. I don't like how this book ended because I have a feeling that one d ...more
I've been pretty open about it, I did not love the first two books in this series. The author relies too heavily on bad sea-puns (what, catfish got your tongue?) and her world-building centers on made-up words with no context and truly baffling feats of physics (see example: mermaids drinking hot tea.)
But, for what it is worth, I actually really enjoyed Dark Tide. The author significantly tones down the made-up words. And when she doe ...more
Again, Jennifer Donnelly has failed to disappoint us.
This book has some good adventures that was a great read. It kept you the edge of your seat & kept you wanting more.
In this book, everything finally starts to come together & they make sense of things.
Another thing I really enjoyed about this book was that you were able to read about different characters adventures.
Unlike the first book, Dark Tide swaps characters POV. This makes it more inter ...more
I just want to unleash all those Razormouth Dragons all over Lucia. She would make an awesome snack for them. Anyone agree?
I really love the series. This is the third book of the series. I have read the other books before and I love them all. I love the style and the way Jennifer Donnelly writes. This book I have to say is different from the other books in the series because this book is kind of like a mystery. I was kind of surprise that Jennifer wrote this book like she did, but I still like it. I was not excepting that it would be like a mystery like of book. I loved this book and I would read the rest of ...more
One of my big complaints in the last book was the lack of Astrid. I don't like how the books are oriented with the exploration of some characters, while others are left in the dark. I really liked getting to see Astrid's world here, but I wasn't as impacted by her lack ...more
I'm such a fan of the multiple perspectives in this series. Dark Tide follows Ling, Becca, and Astrid more closely, and they're all wonderfully daring. Astrid, who was insignificant to me before, is now my favourite of the six. Each character encompasses an entirely different weakness. But where there is weakness, there is st ...more
the Magical Mermaid Menagerie™ is back with lots more Dangerous Underwater Exploits™ in another solid mermaid book! the tension is amping up, the characters are developing, and the adventure is calling.
what i liked: these books are just such fun, quick reads and i'm continuously impressed with how solid the world building is. more kingdoms are revealed in this book, including astrid's home kingdom of ondalina - carved from an iceberg, which is the most badass thing ever. the tw ...more
Dark Tide is the longest book in the Waterfire Saga, which I think is both a blessing and a curse. While a lot of action was packed into its 400 pages, there were also moments that felt a lot like filler. The narrative jumps between a lot of different characters and sometimes the gap between each character's point of view was so long that I forgot what was going on with that character. While Deep Blue and Rogue Wave gave a lot of time to explore and get to know Serafina a ...more
PARENT NOTE: Lovely story but look at age and think about how much violence you are willing to have in a book your child is reading. There is lots of violence.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 13 and up!
I enjoy reading these books. they're fun, kind of cheesy and just a good light reading. but for some reason I didn't find myself too invested in this book. it might've been the multiple POV's (I only care about Serafina and Astrid). I will say that the last few chapters were great, and I really like all this mythology background. I will continue with the series because I'm curious.
We have mermaids who are royal and we have mermaids who are average or poor citizens. Why is it that the royal mermaids manage to get the royal mermen? Why couldn't one of the everyday girls hooked a royal merman, made a true fairy tale out of it? It's very elitist.
Does that sound threatening? No? Well, that about sums up the villain of this series. But, don't worry. He pulls off a Voldemort and mixes it up to give himself aliases. I know. That makes it totally better.
I have to start by saying I liked Deep Blue and Rogue Wave. Neither were amazing, but they were entertaining. I found Dark Tide to be a step down from the two of them.
This is first time in the series I felt like I actually had to force myself to pay attention and make myse ...more
The feq conversations on ocean pollution were very emotional.
There were a few insta love moments but I actually thought they were cute and romantic, despite my eye rolling.
I felt like the POV ...more
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