Tides a U.S. Review
- Title: Tides
- Author: Patricia Morais
- Edition: Kindle, English
- Publisher: unsure
- Genres: Young adult, Supernatural/Fantasy, Novella
- Page #: 97
- Release date (English): June 8, 2021
- Original release date (Portuguese): Oct 1, 2020
- Portuguese Title: Correntes
- My rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
When children start to go missing in a fishing town, Ada Hughes fears for her two little brothers’ safety. Tide Springs was never really safe for them but she has a plan to escape their toxic family environment.
While battling her own loneliness and ignoring her forbidden love, Ada is faced with one more unexpected twist. Mythological beings and an ancient demon-hunting order will change her life forever.
She is suddenly afflicted with questions… Is this a new reality or just a hallucination? Will she be able to face this new world while being confronted with the secrets of her hometown?
** This post may contain spoilers**
In English, Tides, is said to be a stand alone novella, but in it’s original Portuguese it is the first of four novellas in the World of Shadows series. I’m really hoping the claim is just a marketing scheme because I found myself wanting more. I know novellas are supposed to be short thats why I really hope they decide to translate the other 3 novellas into English or the wonderful Patricia Morais can just start publishing new ones in English and have them translated into Portuguese. You know I’m open. But I do, seriously, hope I get a chance to read more by Mrs. Morais because she has a lot of talent. Yes my first exposure is a YA novella but if that genre can leave a 39 year old wanting more it says alot about the writing don’t you think?
YA is I believe seen as 13-18 years old. In my childless, but well read, opinion is that the inappropriate behaviors and depictions of death are mild enough to be acceptable for someone as young as 13. And considering what’s on tv and video games these days I imagine some parents would allow a mature preteen to read this book. I mean there’s no mention of sex and the closest thing to drug use is alcohol and the over consumption of it is clearly seen as bad.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that Tides is a book to share with the family. It’s got love, forbidden love, mystery, hope, suspense and more, a little bit of something for every member of the family. So go out and buy a copy today, Ignore the genre and enjoy. Even if you decide you disagree with me it’s only 97 pages so you didn’t spend a long time reading it.