Saturday, April 16, 2011

Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Siren (Siren Trilogy, #1)

Author: Tricia Rayburn
Siren Trilogy #1
Published by Egmont USA
Pages: 344
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Summary: (From 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’s gone missing. Suddenly, the entire oceanfront 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 Review:
Siren was wow of a book. Yeah, I do say "wow" a lot, but I mean it every single time.

 The things that I loved the most about Siren was the adrenaline factor, and the creep factor. I mean, seriously, there was not one moment where my heart wasn't beating double-time. I was shivering from how creepy this book was at points (I'm still trying to figure out if that was just me,) and I was also sighing at the romance.

The romance between Vanessa and Simon was sweet, and I did have a crush on Simon. (Who could resist him?) I also loved how though it was a great part of the book, it was not a huge part, and the rest of Siren didn't revolve around it, like in some books. There were plenty of great action scenes and high plot points that had the spotlight, too.

I don't have much else to say, other than that I did love the lore of the sirens, and I enjoyed it greatly. There weren't tons of aspects to this novel, but the ones that were there were highly detailed and written really well. (And.....I need book two, Undercurrent, last month, before I even read the book! If you know what I mean.)

Overall, Siren is not a book to miss. It was a bundle of awesome.

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