Hi guys! Today is a very exciting day for me because I have been chosen as one of the tour host for LaKase Cousino’s debut fantasy novel “Across the Broken Tide”!
This is my very first book tour and I want to thank Caffeine Book Tours for selecting me to be part of this tour. Don’t forget to check the other tour hosts’ schedule with their content and reviews here. 💜
In a world where the politics of court determines the future of every person in the kingdom, Dima has maneuvered her way not only into the good graces of the caliph as a tutor for his daughters, but into the heart of his son. However, when a prank goes a step too far, the childhood friends are separated in an effort to force them to grow into the people they are expected to become.
When a simple journey turns into a kidnapping, Dima is thrust into a strange land and must rely on a dark magical power that had been long buried in the sands of her home. But as her magic grows stronger and the tides of her new home rise, so do her darker temptations.
Caught between her heart and her magic, she finds herself struggling to choose who she will become. Through interactions with vikings, pirates, magical creatures who only speak in riddles, and forces hellbent on controlling everything she holds dear, Dima must discover who she is beyond the politics of the royal court.
|BOOK INFORMATION||ON-PAGE PRESENTATION|
|Title: Across the Broken Tide|
Author: LaKase Cousino
Publisher: Written In Melanin Publishing
Publication date: 01 June 2021
Age group: New Adult
|✭ POC (Black)|
✭ Religion (Muslim)
|BOOK LINKS||TRIGGER & CONTENT WARNING|
|✭ Battle Violence|
THOUGHTS & RATING
“We all pay a heavy price when we live by duty instead of love.”
“I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book from the publisher and Caffeine Book Tours as part of my participation in their tour.”
Across the Broken Tide is about a girl named Dima from Cordoba who is focused on fulfilling her duties and making the people who looked after her proud and never disappointed. Little did she know that once she leaves her comfort zone a whole adventure is awaiting her.
What I really loved about this book and what captured my attention completely was all the characters with such different colors, nationality, cultures, beliefs and personalities coming together and doing everything they can to prove what they believe in and face challenges together without bringing anyone down.
The character development of Dima was the most satisfying of all for me. From being the girl who only follows and does what is told and expected of her to being the brave and independent character she truly is made everything so much better and made her whole journey worthwhile.
This story was filled with adventure, action, love, acceptance, betrayal, loyalty, family and friends that will leave you at the edge of your sit and wanting to read more. It was beautifully written with a mix of mythology, fantasy and multicultural aspects with such beautiful landscapes and magical creatures that will both trigger your imagination and make you feel like you’re actually there with all of them.
(The part where the title was mentioned was an A+ with matching goosebumps experience for me. And that fight scene and ENDING! In need of the sequel as soon as possible! 😅)
I wouldn’t wanna say anything more cause I feel like it’s better to go into the story not knowing much and being surprised along the way. Highly recommended especially for people who love to read about cultures that are different from their own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LaKase Cousino is the author of historical fantasy, a musician, and Medieval History obsessive from the Midwest. Her debut novel Across the Broken Tide is forthcoming from Written in Melanin Publishing. When not writing, LaKase can be found reading about the 10th century or playing fetch with the family dog Ife.
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