Cursed Tides by Jade Kerrion – A Book Review

Posted March 3, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, PNR, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Cursed Tides

(Daughter of Air – Book 1)

by Jade Kerrion
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Mermaids are NOT what you think.. especially in this Little Mermaid inspired paranormal adventure. It’s fast, unique – and Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

She no longer wants to be a part of his world. But he must convince her to save it…

Ashe is one mission away from earning her soul. Nearly three centuries after her disastrous on-land escapade, the former mermaid has a final assignment: protect a marine biologist on his quest to save the oceans. Perhaps it’s pure coincidence that Varun Zale is the descendant of the prince she once chose not to kill.

Varun can’t explain how storms obey Ashe or why her eye color changes to match the tossing waves, but he suspects she is more than the mute ship captain she pretends to be. His growing fascination leads him from the shallows of a fairy tale to the depths of a mystery older than recorded time. In the midnight reaches of the ocean, monstrous titans stir. An unstoppable disease becomes a weapon in the hands of the mer-king.

Nothing Varun has ever imagined or believed about mermaids is true. And being wrong could cost him everything…

Thoughts on Cursed Tides

The story of the Little Mermaid is treated to a modern revival, shaped, twisted and spit out as a different truth – one that, while still painting Ariel (Ashe in this book) as naive, gives her far more valid and even noble reasons.

That lauded love? It’s a lie… at least in the way the story books tell it – but the truth behind that lie sets the stage for this epic quest, almost 300 years after the mermaid was supposed to be sea foam.

It’s fast, a touch confusing in places and brutally emotional.

Favorite Lines

Bad decisions are made in moments, not hours. (33%)
Most people frolicked in the ocean during the day and avoided it at night, as if the sea became dangerous just because the sun was no longer in the sky. (43%)
She spoke with the absolute authority that only a child could assert. (74%)


  • Love a good revision.
  • I get her… and that’s painful.
  • The story, and the reasons, don’t really become clear till much later in the book.
  • I adore that parrot.


  • Some places felt Jumbled and confused.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



Upper YA to R – Not for sexual content, but this just seems to ooze a dark feel.

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range

30 – 300

My Final Verdict on Cursed Tides

A fully unique look at a popular fairytale, one that twists the narrative and creates a modern adventure worthy of a few hours of your time. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published January 27th, 2019
302 Pages

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