The Turning Tides

The Turning Tides

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by Derrolyn Anderson

The Turning Tides is the fourth and final installment of the "Marina's Tales" series.
Fate takes her away from home, and Marina returns to find that her whole world has changed once again. A fortune teller’s ominous prediction appears to be coming true, and people around her aren’t who they seem to be.
Will Marina and Ethan be able

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The Turning Tides is the fourth and final installment of the "Marina's Tales" series.
Fate takes her away from home, and Marina returns to find that her whole world has changed once again. A fortune teller’s ominous prediction appears to be coming true, and people around her aren’t who they seem to be.
Will Marina and Ethan be able to overcome their own natures to get the future they dream of?

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Derrolyn Anderson
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Marina's Tales , #4
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13 Years

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Derrolyn Anderson is a visual artist and writer of young adult fiction.She is the creator of the four book Marina's Tales series, and is currently hard at work on her next project.

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The Turning Tides 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
The Turning Tides is the final book in this series. It has been quite a journey for Marina, her family and friends. If another book would be written in the future I would love to read it. It would be great to see the characters in the future. But for now I am happy to have read such a great series. Marina continues to be one strong young lady who just seems to find trouble no matter where she is. Her relationship with Ethan is tested once again but this time I wasn't sure if it would survive. The author brings in some new characters into the story that shake things up. The story mainly focuses on Marina but we do get a few updates from some of my other favorites throughout. There is a lot more suspense and action in this book than there was in the previous ones. It seemed more intense and I found myself not wanting to put it down. With the new characters comes some surprising news. Marina must figure out who she can really trust because her life and the lives of the mermaids depends on it. When I finished reading, I was happy with how the series ended. I am going to miss reading about the characters that I have come to enjoy. Overall a great series that I would recommend. I will be on the lookout for more stories from this author. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
nicepuppy421 More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this was the best book by far! I hate that this is the last book in the series.... maybe we could get another one out of the author, I would love to know what would happen during one more year in the life of Marina! There was a lot happening in this book and there were new characters to love/hate. Marina, true to form, gets herself into deeper trouble then she did in the previous stories. She just doesn't seem to learn! Not only does she have to worry about saving herself but she has another very important life to worry about.  Ethan is over the edge with his insecurities and jealousy (with a lot of help from one of the new characters). I'm sorry this series has ended, I would happily read another four books about Marina, Ethan and all their friends and family. I enjoyed spending time in Aptos! Thank you for a wonderful story. I highly recommend this series, I loved it!!
KelliN More than 1 year ago
This was the best book of the Marina's Tales series! It was so good, and a perfect ending to what was a very enjoyable series for me. I love the mix of contemporary YA and fantasy that Anderson provides with this series. I loved how we got the perfect amount of closure for each character in the story. I came to love the minor characters just as much, if not more than, the main characters in this series. So it was great to see all of them get their own happily ever afters. My favorite thing about The Turning Tides was Marina's personal growth. She finally decides to stand up for herself in every way: she has a "get out there and get 'em" attitude towards the bad guys which I really liked. She also finally starts to stand up to Evie, her well-meaning but overbearing "aunt." I love Anderson's treatment of the love story in this series. It is slow to develop, and so sweetly portrayed. There is just the right amount of tension and discord to keep things from getting stale. Marina and Ethan's relationship felt very realistic, which I appreciated. I hate reading about too good to be true couples! I loved watching Ethan and Marina grow as a couple, and was very satisfied with the ending to their story. Overall, I would heartily recommend the Marina's Tales series. This is a perfect example of a self-published series that is so worth your time. People tend to overlook self-published authors, but authors like Anderson challenge, and hopefully will start to change, that kind of thinking.
Blaze403 More than 1 year ago
I counldn't put it down the ending will have wanting more.
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BookwormReflects More than 1 year ago
The Turning Tides Marina’s Tales Book Four By Derrolyn Anderson Over the past year Marina has found out that she is actually half mermaid and an exceptionally gifted one at that, which brought her to the attention of an evil group of people bent on finding the secret of immortality after they’ve kidnapped her twice she has had enough of feeling weak she begins her plans to fight back starting with learning how to defend herself in hopes of protecting her mermaid sisters. All the while Ethan’s mother has come back into the picture bent on breaking Marina and Ethan up. Will Ethan be able to trust Marina and will Marina be able to stop the deadly experiments before it is too late? This is the final book in the Marina’s Tales series and Derrolyn Anderson could not have ended it better, though it makes me sad that it is over I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. The tunr of events in this novel are spectacular Marina received an ominous prediction about two four people who would be coming into her life and two of them who mean her harm, with that prediction Derrolyn Anderson keeps you guessing throughout the entire book as to who wants to hurt her one of them is obvious from the beginning, the prologue will have you cursing under your breath, but the other is much more subtle and quite an interesting plot twist. This is definitely a great series, I wish there was more out of pure greed but if there were then the story would become tedious.
BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
So as I said in my review for book 3, I was happy to go straight into reading book 4. We know that Marina hasn’t rid herself of all her enemies, and it’s just a matter of waiting for them to resurface. That being said I really didn’t like the predictability of how the story was going to go. When a certain character’s long lost mother shows up, it was easy to guess that she had been paid off by Marina’s enemies. While this made the book quicker to read, I wished that when it went bad, it hadn’t gone SO bad for her. The story still has interesting twists and turns, and it is still one of the better mermaid stories I have read. I was glad that Marina finally opened up in her relationship with Ethan, and it seemed like they finally progressed into a more adult relationship. I was surprised that this is the last book in the series, because I feel like there are a lot of loose ends, and places that the story could go, maybe the author will decide to pick up and continue her story. Reviewed by Gabi for Book Sake.