Hardcover ¾ The Dark Tide eBook Í The Dark PDF \

Hardcover ¾ The Dark Tide eBook Í The Dark PDF \

The Dark Tide [Download] ✤ The Dark Tide By Alicia Jasinska – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The Wicked Deep meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this gripping dark fairy tale fantasy about two girls who must choose between saving themselves each other or their sinking island city Every year o The Wicked Deep meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this gripping dark fairy tale fantasy about two girls who must choose between saving themselves each other or their sinking island city Every year on St Walpurga's Eve Caldella's Witch ueen lures a The Dark PDF \ boy back to her palace An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinkingLina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year To save him she enlists the help of Thomas Lin the boy she secretly loves and the only person to ever escape from the palace But they draw the ueen's attention and Thomas is chosen as the sacrificeueen Eva watched her sister die to save the boy she loved Now as ueen she won't make the same mistake She's willing to sacrifice anyone if it means saving herself and her cityWhen Lina offers herself to the ueen in exchange for Thomas's freedom the two girls await the full moon together But Lina is not at all what Eva expected and the ueen is nothing like Lina envisioned Against their will they find themselves falling for each other As water floods Caldella's streets and The Dark Tide demands its sacrifice they must choose who to save themselves each other or the island city relying on them both.


About the Author: Alicia Jasinska

Alicia Jasinska is a fantasy writer hailing from Sydney Australia A library technician by day she spends her nights writing and hanging upside down from the trapeze and aerial hoop Her debut YA novel THE DARK TIDE is coming from Sourcebooks FIRE US and The Dark PDF \ Penguin Random House Australia AUSNZ in June .



10 thoughts on “The Dark Tide

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

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  2. Holly (Holly Hearts Books) Holly (Holly Hearts Books) says:

    The amount of plot holes in this book will trigger your trypophobia


  3. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    This was so atmospheric and gorgeously written The prose seriously took my breath away it just had the gorgeous descriptions I crave in books and reminded me of Anna Marie McLe's work Like let's just introduce you to this witchy sea wild tale full of salt and blood and longing girls and aching boys sacrifices and sinking islands witches bitter with regret and girls who want to save the world but ending just breaking everything I definitely fell a bit in love with the world 😍 The whole premise is this island is sinking and the people rely on the witches to hold back the dark tide but to do that the witch ueen sacrifices a human boy each year The tide's malicious pleasure is sated Everyone else gets to live But this year the boy Lina has a crush on Thomas Lin is taken and she refuses to let him die So she takes his place And then uncovers dark secrets behind the ritual while she's caught up in the witches tower with the dark and bitter Eva witch ueen who infamously has no heart This all just makes my bones weep with joy and it's a tale crafted with words that just capture imagination and enchant youDark Bitter LovelyI did want a bit from the characters though I loved them I just felt I barely knew anyone except Lina She was headstrong brave typical Gryffindor who ran into trouble without ever thinking about it But I just wanted things to get deeper The plot hinged on Thomas Lin but I barley understood him as a person And I LOVED EVA omg she is an antisocial piece of black and bitter coffee and wish we had about her backstory too Eva Thomas and Natalia's story would have been amazing to knowI almost wish the book started there?A beautiful tale very ethereal and atmospheric ueer and dark and whimsical I just wanted it to be a bit


  4. Ellie (faerieontheshelf) Ellie (faerieontheshelf) says:

    There is nothing exciting to me than the premise of a girl going to save a guy except she falls in love with the 'villain' who is keeping that guy captive instead And if that villian just happens to be a woman? Exuisite Also throw in a sinking island city magical worldbuilding and a stunning cover and you've got me hook line and sinker I've come out of THE DARK TIDE utterly obsessed with Eva the Witch ueen I relate to her a lot especially in terms of how she views the world I also want to be her with her cool suits and cigarettes and cocky attitude when it comes to Lina She also has a pet sea serpent That's awesome Eva is such a Slytherin and Lina is such a Gryffindor and I'm over here like ahhhh melting into a puddle of feels It's the 'brave girl meets cold and cynical girl and starts to pull her out of her shell' trope with these two There's also a lot of banter between the two of them which doesn't happen with other characters and I find it mildly hilarious how these two girls suddenly become sassy Lina or cocky Eva around each other in a way they aren't with others It's cute Putting aside my love for Eva Lina is a great heroine to follow I am very much an Eva stan but this book is dual narrative and I eually enjoyed reading both perspectives It's a nice change given I usually prefer one over the other I do believe Lina was developed further as a character and had idiosyncrasies but one could eually argue Eva's character is withdrawn and so maybe that's why we as readers don't find out as much about her There's still another book to go after all For those who are thinking this is a villain x hero love story I would say to carefully moderate your expectations In the blurb Eva is framed as the villian but to be fair she's not so much a villain as she is a girl completely helpless to stop the sea and dark tide which is the real antagonist of the story If you came in expecting an incredibly tumultuous morally grey relationship between Lina and Eva there are flavours of it if you suint hard at some dialogue but the fact is that although Eva is definitely slightly cold and withdrawn she's not downright evil There are shades of enemies to lovers but Lina hasn't really harboured a lifelong burning hatred for Eva and is only in conflict with her once Eva takes her crush Thomas Lin as the sacrifice Moving on one thing I didn't expect before going into THE DARK TIDE was just how much presence the worldbuilding has in the story There are books where the world is just as much as a character as the actual characters and this is such a case Arguably the worldbuilding is perhaps the strongest aspect of THE DARK TIDE not in that it is extremely detailed but in that it's enchanting and fairytale esue It has a exuisite ghibli vibes this sinking island city of Caldella where there are ice cream shops and broom boats and flavoured cigarettes and pastel coloured houses and witches that make charms out of pearls and hair It's a little Venetian ? and a little fairytale and totally magical The big critiue I have is that I did feel this story lacked was development and because of that depth THE DARK TIDE is a uick read and I felt a few scenes could have really helped flesh things out Especially when developing the relationship between Lina and Eva where the build up felt brief For instance there was a time jump early on of four days before the regatta and instead of a jump a few scenes of Lina engaging with Eva over those 4 days would've been uite nice to establish contact between the two They don't kiss until late in the novel and they do have scenes together before then but not uite enough for the kiss to feel completely credible Also look I just really like these two and I want to see of them together Given the premise of this story I could have easily read 100 or so pages if it allowed for development But on the flip side this story is very uickly paced because of the brevity of some scenes so I did devour it in under 24 hours Further I am pretty sure this story started off as a Tam Lin retelling I mean the guy Lina originally likes is called Thomas Lin it's kinda obvious and morphed into a ueer ff story where the girl falls in love with the hot ueen keeping the guy captive and if that isn't a glow up I don't know what is Someone should rewrite Tam Lin and make the girl saving Tam Lin fall in love with the faerie ueen instead but that's a completely different topic so I digress So technically that makes THE DARK TIDE a fairytale retelling of sorts if that floats your boat TL;DR Absolutely a debut worth a read especially if you're searching for ff content that gives me light fairytale vibes I can't wait to see with Alicia Jasinska does next 4 stars


  5. anna (Β½ of readsrainbow) anna (Β½ of readsrainbow) says:

    rep bi mc poc sapphic mc sapphic parents side poc charactersrtc but like the romance sneaks up on u then just swallows u whole at one point and it's amazing


  6. Boston Boston says:

    And I thought Crier’s War was slow burn 😭


  7. mahana mahana says:

    not to be nsfw on main but i want to rst my head on eva’s shouldr rep bi mc lesbian mc?


  8. E. E. says:

    UPDATEWow why didn't anybody tell me this got a cover??? It's so pretty sapphic πŸ‘€ witches πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ enemies to lovers πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ author with Polish sounding name πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€ insta | twitter | blog | booksirens | duolingo


  9. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    Loved the atmosphere of this and the wonderful prose


  10. Danielle (yaallegiance) Danielle (yaallegiance) says:

    Okay this has WON my heartI stumbled upon this by chance at a bookstore where it was laying in all its glory on a random table outside the YA section and its cover beckoned meThis book piued my interest with its gorgeous cover and grabbed my heart with its enticing synopsisI absolutely adore how atmospheric this book was the writing style only enhanced this as the story continuedI absolutely loved our cast of characters and I love the topics that Jasinska explores in this bookPlease do yourself a favor and pick this up immediately πŸ’•


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