Friday, August 9, 2013

Review: Lullaby by Amanda Hocking

Lullaby (Watersong #2) Don't miss the next chapter of Watersong, a bold new series that will enchant you, entrance you, and hold you captive under its spell

Now that Gemma Fisher has inherited Penn, Lexi, and Thea's curse - and all the strange new powers that come along with it - she has no choice but to run away with them. Devastated that she has to leave everyone she loves behind, she's still determined not to give in to the unspeakable hungers that plague her. Unfortunately, they're growing stronger every day, and she's not sure how much longer she can resist.

Harper won't give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to get her back no matter what the cost. The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely guarded independence like never before. She's always been the strong one who everyone else depends on.... Can she let herself depend on Daniel?

As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma's old life may be lost forever. But can she still hold on to her humanity?

My Review:  

Lullaby is a fantastic story that continues the tale that began in Wake, the first book in the Watersong series.  I loved getting more character development and a continuation of the plot as these characters face even more awful circumstances.  They have a lot of challenges to face in this story, and by the end of the book, the problems aren't over for Gemma and Harper.  I will be getting Tidal soon so I can see what happens next.


Now that Gemma has left with the sirens, there is definitely some crazy stuff going on in her life.  She is feeling sick because she refuses to feed the way that sirens must feed at least four times a year.  She also refuses to swim because she doesn't think she should be able to do something that she actually likes to do.  She keeps herself in the house that Penn has enchanted, Sawyer, a human into giving to the sirens.  Sawyer is under a spell, so he does anything that Penn asks him to do.  Gemma avoids enchanting Sawyer through her voice because she is still in love with Alex.  I think it is noble of Gemma to stay with the sirens because she knows that Penn will go after her family if she doesn't.

We got to see some more development of the sirens in this book, especially Thea.  I liked Thea more than the Penn and Lexi.  She had some good conversations with Gemma, and she proves that the sirens don't have to be completely evil.  I think she was really trying to help make the siren transition easier for Gemma.  I am also interested in finding why she decided to go without feeding for a year.  I have a feeling that she probably feels guilty like Gemma does when it comes to feeding as a siren.

Harper and Daniel make an adorable couple.  She tries to push him away because she doesn't want him to be endangered by all the things that Gemma is dealing with, but he refuses to leave her life.  I love how she finally admitted to him that she likes him.  I hope there is more romance between these two in the next book, because they are so cute together.  I also loved how Harper and Alex worked hard to find out about sirens and find Gemma.  Even Marcy from the library helped them.  She accepted that Gemma and the girls were sirens without thinking Harper was crazy.

If you like YA paranormal, read this book.


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