Lullaby - Amanda Hocking

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Lullaby - 
Amanda Hocking
Released: December 6, 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Synopsis: Beautiful but deadly, their song won’t let her rest
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?

What it's about: Gemma disappeared with the three girls, and now she has to get used to life as a siren. Harper, Daniel and Alex set out to find her.

What I thought: For me, Lullaby was a lot better than Wake was. The characters improved and the story-line had more oomph. This time around, Gemma is living with the others sirens in another small town, in a stolen beach house. Gemma is having trouble ignoring the call of the sea, and it's taking it's toll. Harper is desperately searching for any sign of where Gemma could be, and is ready to give up when she finds something. I feel like Harper is different in this book somehow - she begins to change, to fight. It was refreshing.

We learn more about the sirens, there curse, and what happened previously in their lives. Still, Daniel was my favourite part of this story too. I must say, I am looking forward to reading more of this series, because I am intrigued to see where it goes!

The Good: The characters don't annoy me as much - Huzzah!

The Bad: I'm still not 100% that I love this story. It can be a hit and miss at times.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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  1. Wake was a little flat for me! I did have hopes that the series would get better with time! I haven't had a chance to buy this one yet but your review might have given me the push I needed!


  2. Happy to hear that you liked this more than Wake. Gemma has a rough road ahead. Hope you enjoy the next one too..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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