Release Date: June 8, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
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Received From: Around the World Tours
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.
Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.
Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.
Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.
A seductive paranormal romance full of unexpected twists, Siren is certain to make a big summer splash.
I was really excited to read a book about mermaids. I have been saying for years that there are not enough books out there about merpeople! Was I satisfied with this much anticipated mermaid book? Ehh….The story revolves around Vanessa and her attempts to solve her sisters mysterious death. Siren is just that, mysterious. From page one. So that kept me interested but the plot seemed to move super slow to me. It wasn’t pull you hair out slow but just slow enough to annoy me….just a little.
The characters were interesting and even though the main character was a total chicken, she wasn’t annoying! There was some good character development by the end of the book. Which is always a big plus for me. My biggest complaint with Siren by Tricia Rayburn is the dialog. It was very confusing at times. Who said what? I found myself rereading paragraphs just to figure out who was talking!
Overall, Siren was just an okay book for me. I’m sure some people will love it but I’m just not one of them.