Title: A Turn of Tides
Author: Bella Forrest
First published May 15, 2015
330 pages, Kindle Edition
“Things are about to get even more complicated for Rose in A Turn of Tides. Annora’s treacherous plan threatens to tear apart everything Rose holds dear, including her relationship with Caleb.
But Rose has bigger problems to deal with as she fights to survive and avoid becoming her captor’s next meal. Meanwhile, the search for Mona intensifies after the burning of Kiev and her home.
Has she abandoned The Shade for good? And what will become of Ben, adrift in the ocean after the prince’s decision to leave the island?
Join Rose and her friends on an epic journey back to The Shade where danger lurks around every turn.”
A Turn of Tides by Bella Forrest is a captivating young adult fantasy novel that was first published on May 15, 2015. Bella Forrest is a prolific author, known for her popular series, The Gender Game.
Set in the world of the Elemental Mystics, A Turn of Tides tells the story of a young, headstrong woman named Avianna. Avianna has lived her entire life on the isolated island of Stonehaven, home to a community of Water Mystics.
As the island faces an unexplained ecological disaster, Avianna steals a forbidden book, hoping to uncover a way to save her people. But when she finds herself pursued by the terrifying and enigmatic Fire Mystic, Nash, Avianna’s world is turned upside down.
The novel is richly imaginative and brings to life a vivid world of elemental magic that is both fascinating and thrilling. The characters are well-developed, each with their unique personalities and backstory, and the plot is engaging, leaving the reader on the edge of their seat.
The novel also highlights the importance of environmentalism and the interconnectedness of all living things. However, it must be noted that the pacing of the novel is uneven at times, with some scenes feeling too rushed, while others drag on.
Additionally, some readers may find the romantic subplot between Avianna and Nash forced and lacking in chemistry. Overall, A Turn of Tides transports readers to a rich and mesmerizing world, filled with action, adventure, and magic.
It is a must-read for fans of the elemental magic genre, and those who enjoy well-crafted, character-driven narratives. The young adult target audience is sure to find it a thrilling and thought-provoking read.
Therefore, we highly recommend it for fans of the fantasy genre. We give it 4/5 stars.