Book: The Dark Tide
Author: Alicia Jasinska
Reviewer: Amber/Quinn, 9th Grade
In the fantasy novel The Dark Tide, Alicia Jasinska accomplishes an alluring storyline with mysterious aspects. If you like sapphic romance and adventure, this is definitely the book for you! Jasinska develops these genres through an interesting humanity in which everyone lives on a particular island, and each year they have to sacrifice a being to the tides so they don’t sink. Lina goes on to sacrifice herself; yet, she also attempts to break this curse. As you read on, she utilizes her writing skills to develop descriptiveness of the settings and builds up on how her society functions throughout elevated phraseology. If you’re a fast reader, you might want to try reading this book; the plot-holes provide a slower pace, which highlight the sentiments and emotional appeals overflowing from the story mixed in with the imagery. Jasinska’s skills of tension building and creativeness make this book an excellent choice to read for dramatic adventure and romance enjoyers!