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Sirens really not that luring

Title: Wake
Author: Amanda Hocking

2.5 Stars

The Mad Scientist thought she should give Amanda Hocking a gander since I've heard so much about her other series, which I have not read yet. Added to the good chatter is the promise of Mermaids. Sounds wonderful to me.

I fancy the idea of Siren's. In the beginning my curiosity was allowing the story to grab me, making me want to know more. Albeit, it didn't take long for my head to start shaking. The narration was just... What to say to explain it? Bizarre.

Gemma was enthralled by the water, aiming for the Olympics (which impressed me greatly) before the Sirens drew her away with their own enthralling magic. There is something wrong with these beautiful Sirens and the whole town feels it. Gemma fought as hard as she could but who could say no to the mythological creatures of the sea. Her practical overprotective older sister, Harper, also did in her own way... without knowing it. Oh, that just makes you wonder now doesn't it?

If you know anything about myths, I bet you are waiting to hear about the bad stuff that goes along with every immortals story. Sure enough, these Sirens bring darkness over the small city in Maryland. It is grim. (But I can't tell. *wink wink* )

Throughout the book, the Mad Scientist did find herself saying, "could we just move along please". There were several areas where I felt a particular part was just drawn out a few more pages then necessary. One more thing... the foreseen future in knowing this book has three more after it sort of killed the almost death of Gemma. There was no way she would die in the middle of the first book & I was bothered by it being make a option that was not an option. Anyone else? Overall, it was a quaint story of family and friendship with a side note of small romance & creepiness. Mythology is something I have always enjoyed. However, I didn't feel the pull of the Siren's song from this book. I am pleased that I just picked this one up from the library instead of scrounging around for enough change for the purchase. The Mad Scientist will not be running out for the next in the series.

Originally posted in : Steampunkery & Book Reviews