Monday 14 October 2013

My review of Lullaby

Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking
Release Date: December 6, 2012
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Lullaby (Watersong, #2)Gemma had to disappear with Penn, Lexi and Thea after a night of incredible violence on the island. She can still barely come to terms with her new affinity with the ocean – and the siren powers that go with it. Now she’s been transformed, Gemma has no choice but to leave all she loves behind. She swears she won’t lose her humanity, but the call of the sea is maddening and compulsive.

Harper won’t give up on her missing sister. The search draws her closer than she’d like to bohemian Daniel, but she could really use his help. They’d almost given up, until a small news item tells of a horrific murder in a nearby beach town, and Harper thinks she’s found the deadly group. But can Gemma’s curse be reversed – and what if she doesn’t want to come home?

In Wake, we meet Gemma and her older sister Harper who are just stumbling through their lives each focusing on different things; Gemma on swimming, and Harper on studying and trying to keep everything together since their mother is stuck in care after a horrid accident. Everything goes pear shaped when Penn, Lexi and Thea come to town. They are stunningly beautiful, yet deadly. They recruit Gemma as one of them; a siren. In Lullaby, Harper is doing her best to find Gemma with the help of Daniel, the boy she can't stop having feelings for, and Alex, Gemma's boyfriend. They also need to find a way to break Gemma's curse. And fast.

I thought that Lullaby was a great installment. Not as exciting as the first book in my opinion, but still keeps your attention until the very last page. The pacing was a bit slow and nothing major happens except finding out more about a few of the characters; Daniel, the sirens, etc. There was some action, which appeared quite a lot towards the end which spiced up the story, but also plenty of mysteries to solve and romances to swoon over.

Gemma is trying to cope with being a siren; but in order to survive she needs to kill, and she's not prepared to do that. She is also not prepared to put her family and friends in danger because of what she is and what the other sirens may do to them. This means staying as far from Harper and Alex as possible, even if they are desperately looking for her.

I found Gemma and Alex cute, but they could NOT beat Harper and Daniel. They are entertaining and an absolute joy to read about. The flirting and Harper denying her feelings for Daniel shows a sweeter side to the story. Yeah, gotta love some Daniel.

Amanda Hocking has a lot more to show us in the next two books, I'm sure. This is only the beginning and the books can only get better and better! Especially with so many paths the story could go down. I'm excited to see what Tidal has in store for us next!

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