26 May 2014

Siren's Song Review

Siren's Song
by Heather McCollum

Published March 25th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press
ISBN: 1939392829 / ISBN13: 9781939392824
Paperback: 376 pages

What they say: Jule Welsh can sing. She enthralls people with her bel canto voice. But it takes more than practice to reach her level of exquisite song; it takes siren's blood running through her veins. Jule is starting her senior year at Cougar Creek High when her relatively normal world begins to resemble a roller coaster flying through a carnival scare house. Her mother is diagnosed as insane and committed, a psycho-stalker is snapping pictures of her to put into his homemade Jule-shrine, her voice is suddenly putting people into comatose trances, oh and the gorgeous new guy in town, Luke Whitmore, is interested in her . . . but also wants to kill her.

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I received a copy from Spencer Hill Press (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I saw the word 'siren' and was expecting the typical overtly sexy heroine who preys on men, but thankfully Siren's Song is a very different type of siren story. Julietta 'Jule' has an enthralling voice and an extremely complicated life.

Jule is a siren, but she doesn't know anything about sirens or the supernatural, and has no idea the power her voice holds. 

Jule's Mum is ill, her Dad's stressed and her new neighbour Luke is kinda strange (he's also hot, mysterious and moody). The mystery element adds another level to the fantasy/paranormal trope.

I liked Jule and really wanted her to succeed and be happy (don't worry no spoilers here). Jule is an ordinary girl who is faced with some huge surprises which she takes in her stride. I'm glad she didn't fall into the common weak female lead role and was determined to help others. 

Siren's Song is a clean, fun story, which teens and older reader's will enjoy. The twist on the mythology is very clever and worked really well in a YA story. 

4 Stars in my Sky!


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