Saturday, February 21, 2015

Siren's Song by Heather McCollum Review

Title: Siren's Song
Author: Heather McCollum
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Series: Siren's Song, book one
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review--thanks so much, Heather!

This book was just wonderful. I loved everything about it--I loved the characters, the pacing, the paranormal elements.

Jule Welsh loves to sing, and boy, can she sing--she enchants people with her voice, literally. Her life is, for the most part, normal. That is, until her mother is committed to a psych ward, convinced that her best friend's family is evil and out to get Jule and her family, and the arrival of the mysterious Luke Whitmore throws her life into chaos. He loves her, but he wants to kill her as well.

What I really enjoyed most about this novel was the supernatural elements, and the way that they were incorporated--curses are more popular than ever now, but McCollum did it with real flair--it was believable. I loved the pacing, too, and the way she kept me guessing--I couldn't trust almost any of the characters, mostly because I couldn't discern their motives.

The characters, too, were wonderful: I liked Jule's narration, she was really relatable too me, and Carly, her best friend, was possibly my favorite throughout the book. Luke's relationship with Jule, and his friends, Matt and Taylin, were wonderful too--I really liked the relationships in the novel. The ending, too, was perfect. The bottom line: I'm looking forward to more from Heather McCollum! Next on deck: Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight!

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