for Museum and Library Service Finalist

Curious Tides

Pascale Lacelle
Book Rating: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)

About This Book

Ninth House meets A Deadly Education in this gorgeous dark academia fantasy following a teen mage who must unravel the truth behind the secret society that may have been involved in her classmates’ deaths.

Emory might be a student at the prestigious Aldryn College for Lunar Magics, but her healing abilities have always been mediocre at best—until a treacherous night in the Dovermere sea caves leaves a group of her classmates dead and her as the only survivor. Now Emory is plagued by strange, impossible powers that no healer should possess.

Powers that would ruin her life if the wrong person were to discover them.

To gain control of these new abilities, Emory enlists the help of the school’s most reclusive student, Baz—a boy already well-versed in the deadly nature of darker magic, whose sister happened to be one of the drowned students and Emory’s best friend. Determined to find the truth behind the drownings and the cult-like secret society she’s convinced her classmates were involved in, Emory is faced with even more questions when the supposedly drowned students start washing ashore— alive —only for them each immediately to die horrible, magical deaths.

And Emory is not the only one seeking answers. When her new magic captures the society’s attention, she finds herself drawn into their world of privilege and power, all while wondering if the truth she’s searching for might lead her right back to Dovermere…to face the fate she was never meant to escape.




Curious Tides is a Intriguing Fantasy Read

Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle is about a school of magical children. Who all have powers connected to the tides and moon phases. This school is called Aldryn and it’s where the story takes place. We follow two characters Emory and Baz after they try to figure out the circumstances of one of their friends/sisters death. Curious Tides is an enticing read, and you never really can go wrong with a school about magic. My only complaints were the fact that everything seemed so drawn out. The author put in a lot of attention to detail, and that does not make for a light read. Besides that Curious Tides will enchant you, and it seems as though there are going to be more books in the series so you have something to look forward too. Curious Tides is a cumulation off fantasy and mystery in the best way possible. It will stay with you for a while after you read it. Read Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle.

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