15 March 2011


Title: Siren
Author: Tricia Rayburn
Published: 13 July 2010
Pages: 377
My Rating: 4/5

Synopsis provided by GoodReads:

Vacationing in Winter Harbor, Maine, is a tradition for Vanessa and Justine Sands, and that means spending time with the Carmichael boys. This summer, Vanessa is determined to channel some of her older sister's boldness, get over her fear of the ocean, and maybe turn her friendship with Simon Carmichael into something much more.

But when Justine goes cliff-diving after a big family argument, and her body washes ashore the next day, Vanessa is sure that it was more than an accident. She is more certain of this when she discovers that her sister was keeping some big secrets and Caleb Carmichael has gone missing. Suddenly, the entire ocean front town is abuzz when a series of grim, water-related accidents occur, with the male victims washed ashore grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa and Simon team up to figure out if these creepy deaths have anything to do with Justine and Caleb. But will what Vanessa discovers mean the end of her summer romance, or even life as she knows it?

My thoughts:

This book took me completely by surprise. It was so good and written so well that it was really hard to put down. What I love even more are all the secrets that are uncovered throughout the book. Just when you think that you are finally getting a handle on what is going on, another secret is revealed. Even all the small side characters had lots of personality and were very entertaining.

This is only the second mermaid or siren book that I have read and I'm really liking this aspect of the supernatural. Sometime I just get so bored with vampire and werewolf books. I also haven't read many fairy books either but I can definitely say that I'm on board with the sirens.

Overall this was a pretty good read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good supernatural story.


Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

This definitely sounds like a must-buy for my Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn! Of course, I would also have to read it myself (just to make sure it's appropriate .. yeah, THAT'S why I read all of her YA!) :)

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