Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Tidal by Emily Snow


And it’s time for another New Adult book and this one promises the lures of the Hollywood lifestyle, rehab, Hawaii and a sexy Australian surfer boy.

Willow Avery has become Hollywood’s “It” girl that fell from good graces. After a second stint in rehab, Willow wants out of the treatment center and to stay clean this time. She needs some time to relax and adjust to being out of rehab, but her parents have other plans. Straight out of the hospital, Willow is signed up to do a remake of an old surf movie from the past and is whisked away to film in Hawaii. The Hawaiian breeze might be good for her, but she knows that her gorgeous surf instructor, Cooper, needs to play no role in her recovery. Of course, fate steps in and Cooper may just be the one to save her.


When I started reading Tidal, I hated Willow. She was selfish, annoying and had an attitude to match. I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that she wasn’t really a big fan of herself right out of rehab. She was whiny, rude and constantly wondering when and if she was going to relapse. I actually started reading this one awhile back and I disliked Willow so much that I stopped reading it for a while.

I ended up really enjoying Tidal after giving it a second chance. I liked the twists and turns we were sent through and I especially liked Cooper, the surf instructor. He is cute, fun and of course has that surfer-boy-who-is-wise-beyond-his-years vibe that ends up being just what Willow needs.

Sexy Aussies aside, I think the best part of this book is seeing the transformation that Willow goes through. She comes out of rehab hating life and hating herself and the book ends with her starting a new beginning. It was a coming of age tale of the scandalous Hollywood variety.

Tidal is a quck and easy read for those who are fans of the New Adult genre. It's not the most original and it's not the steamiest, but if you have an afternoon where you just want to kick back and read something fun, this Hawaiian romance may be just what you need!

6 out of 10

Happy Reading :)

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8 comments:

  1. I don't I would have liked Willow either. I recently read about another character (Sophie from Vain by Fisher Amelie) who I straight-out hated in the beginning, but I did get around loving her by the end. But those kind of characters are tricky and I tend to stay away from them. Though I'll keep Tidal in mind for a quick summer read. Great review :)

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    1. It's a really fine line because you have to weigh whether or not you'll end up liking her or not. I don't tend to finish the books where I hate the characters, but I think putting this one down and trying it again really helped me end up liking the book!

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  2. This one does sound like a lot of fun! And I love me some beach reads :) Even though the main character isn't that great, at least the cute boy rocks! I'll probably read this if I'm looking for a light read one day. Great review, Alley!

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    1. This is a book that definitely needs to be read on a beach! It's a quick read and I was in an awesome mood when i finished it. That's my definition of a summer read: I need to feel good when I'm done!

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  3. This sounds like a fun, summer read. Willow sounds very annoying, but I'm so happy she ends up maturing over the course of the book. Cooper sounds like a great guy, too. Awesome review! :)

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    1. Willow's maturing through out the book actually turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the book. I'm happy I didn't put it down and leave it down! Thanks :)

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  4. It's funny how sometimes you need to put a book down for a few days then pick it up again. Sometimes you just need a break or at least be in the right kind of mind. Willow sounds like an absolutely horrid character - thank the stars she matures. It sounds like she had quite the journey. Great review *New Adult Queen* - fyi that's your new nickname because you are devouring books in that genre!!! ;)

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    1. It's weird how that little break can completely change your outlook! I love the new nick name lol! I literally can't stop reading them. For some reason, I just can't get into YA books lately. I'm reading "Sweet Evil" right now and it's going pretty well so hopefull that will jumpstart me back into YA!

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