Book Review: Tidal Whispers by Jocelyn Adams

Tidal Whispers by Jocelyn Adams

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Available in ebook format only.

Since each story is so different, it is hard to sum up my thoughts on the entire collection.  But by the time I connected to each story and the characters within, it ended, which annoyed me.  I’m so used to dealing with full length novels.  Here are my thoughts on the individual stories:

Heart’s Desire – This story was pretty straightforward and the ending predictable.  I thought the romance was good but too much time was spent on thoughts and very little on what was actually going on.  – 4/5

The Sweetest Song – This story had a wicked twist that caught me completely off-guard.  Out of all four of the stories, I think this one was the perfect length for the story.  Loved it.  – 5/5

Pearl of Pau’maa – I tried reading this story at first when I was really tired and I couldn’t figure out what the hell was happening.  Second read, I enjoyed it.  I love that it had the action that I crave and the best set-up for a complex story.  Unfortunately, it had a pretty cheap ending.  One sentence short of a cliffhanger.  This story needed way more length to tie up all the loose ends. – 3/5

The Undergarden – I thought it was way too sappy for my liking, although I liked the writing style.  And the heroine was annoying stupid with her endless questions and stubborn attitude..   – 3/5

Characters 4/5

Concept 5/5

Pacing 3/5

Grammar 5/5

Ending 3/5


Heart’s Desire by Julie Reece

After a terrible accident, Tessa returns to her family beach house to heal. She doesn’t expect to see her first summer crush from seven years before. Cameron, though, reappears and ignites a relationship that’s far more intense than ever before. The only problem? Summer is once again coming to an end, and this time, Tessa will have to decide whether to choose life with Cameron or to never see him again.

The Sweetest Song by Claire Gillian

Under Poseidon’s rule, Circe is the most destructive siren in the Pacific ocean, her songs luring ships and their crew to their watery graves. Not Otis, the best halibut fisherman in the Alaskan waters. His ship, the Calypso, has avoided disaster each time Circe set her sights on him. Given one last chance to deliver Otis to Davy Jones’ locker, Circe takes to land to waylay the handsome captain. Instead, it may be Otis himself who hooks the Siren.

Pearl of Pau’maa by Kelly Said

Should Miki choose to wed the local wealthy boy she doesn’t love, her stomach will stop grumbling. Her soul, however, will suffocate. With one last opportunity before she must concede, she sneaks off for a final dive to her hidden crate at the bottom of the seabed. What waits for her is more than a captured lobster. It’s a treasure she cannot claim without great sacrifice or true love.

The Undergarden by Jocelyn Adams

Nixie, a water sprite, lives a solitary existence as she struggles to understand the strange world beyond her waters. When she meets one of the pink ones, a curious boy named Wyatt, their friendship blooms into a love that can exist only upon the sands that divide his solid ground from her underwater paradise. Some love, though, once born, cannot be undone, even in the face of death.

Grade: B

This book will appeal to fantasy lovers who enjoy mermaids in small doses.

If you’re interested in purchasing this book, you can buy it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  More reviews are available at Goodreads.

I won a copy of this book in a giveaway.

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