Dark Tide

Dark Tide

Book - 2015
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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 Mfeme's giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: she is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can't return home, because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina's betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia's parents become suspicious, his life--and all of Sera's hopes--will be extinguished. Political intrigue, dangerous liaisons, and spine-tingling suspense swirl like a maelstrom in this penultimate book in the WaterFire saga. Praise for Deep Blue

"A richly imagined novel. Themes of conquering fear and believing in oneself are woven throughout, along with an acknowledgment of humans' environmental impact on the sea and its inhabitants. Despite the high stakes and a few frightening moments, the story is never over serious; it's just right for readers who have grown up with, but aged out of, The Little Mermaid and the Disney Fairies franchise."
- Publishers Weekly

"A fantastic addition to the genre of mermaids, this book will also appeal to readers of action and those who appreciate usurped leaders taking back their kingdom. It starts with a common enough concept: a royal girl who is worried about her betrothal and about love. Donnelly then adds layers of complexity to the tale and weaves her story into that of Atlantis. Friendship, trust, and responsibility are major themes as Sera struggles to grasp that she is really her kingdom's only hope. Quick-witted, loveable characters and a well-planned fantasy world make this an all-encompassing book. Readers will eagerly await future volumes and the answers they will provide."

"Best-selling Donnelly (Revolution, 2010) builds an alluring mermaid civilization and history, filled with painterly descriptions of Sera's underwater palace and its unearthly architecture, her sumptuous wardrobe, and the menagerie of half-human, half-marine animal denizens. There's also plenty of romantic tension with handsome mermen, strife between merls (that's girl mermaids) from rival regions, and some powerful female friendships amid the fast-paced plot, filled with wondrous magic."
- Booklist
Publisher: Los Angeles :, Disney-Hyperion,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781423182016
Branch Call Number: YA DON
Characteristics: 392 pages : map ; 22 cm.


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Jan 11, 2018

I loved this book! I got so excited at so many parts because they were so good!

Apr 03, 2017

I love this book!!!!!!! A must read, and I could not put the book down!!!!!!! I can not wait to read the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 29, 2017

***SPOILERS*** After reading the first two books in the series, this is my favorite one so far. There were so many twists and amazing parts in the book. Serafina, Neela, Yazeed, and Mahdi are all a part of the Black Fins now and are hoping to stop Vallerio and his evil deeds. Mahdi has to pretend to be in love with Lucia Volnero to get closer to Vallerio's secrets. Meanwhile, Becca is looking for her talisman and that's when she meets Marco, the duca's son, and falls in love with him. Ling was stuck at a prison camp where she is miserable but on top of the world at the same time. She is not given food or water for days but at the camp, she meets her father, whom she and her family thought was dead when he went to explore the Great Abyss. Her father has information about her talisman and Ling succeeds to find it. With all of this going on, my favourite part of the book was when Becca finds out Astrid's secret. Astrid can't sing. This was one of the biggest twists in the book. At the end of the book, Astrid decides to go out and look for her talisman. I think this book has way too many characters, which can make the book confusing at times, but overall, this is a great book to read and I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who likes a nice suspenseful read. Rating- 4/5
- @Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I really do wish I had more time to read so I could pick up the one after this! This book was so interesting! (Which doesn't get as much credit as it should). I was truly hooked from page one, to page three hundred and seventy seven, where a suspenseful and shocking cliffhanger left me. I don't think the subtle jokes and jabs made at the differences between humans and mermaids are really appreciated enough. For instance, they would cough up "air" instead of water, which we as humans do when choking. Did anyone notice that the cover isn't that accurate? Ling isn't actually wearing a (rather amazing, I would add) red dress when she finds the "object". But I guess the book's contents make up for it. 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 31, 2016

I loved this book so much! Although you may feel that there is more detail (or could be) this is still a fun book for anyone around the age of 9 or 10. A definite must read.


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