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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Book Review: Lullaby by Amanda Hocking




Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal/Fantasy Romance; Mythological Fiction)
Date Published: November 27, 2012
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin

The Blurb:
Don't miss the next chapter of Watersong, a bold new series that will enchant you, entrance you, and hold you captive under its spell.

Now that Gemma Fisher has inherited Penn, Lexi, and Thea's curse - and all the strange new powers that come along with it - she has no choice but to run away with them. Devastated that she has to leave everyone she loves behind, she's still determined not to give in to the unspeakable hungers that plague her. Unfortunately, they're growing stronger every day, and she's not sure how much longer she can resist.

Harper won't give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to get her back no matter what the cost. The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely guarded independence like never before. She's always been the strong one who everyone else depends on.... Can she let herself depend on Daniel?

As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma's old life may be lost forever. But can she still hold on to her humanity?

My Review:
Lullaby is the second book in the Watersong Series by Amanda Hocking. This is a series that needs to be read in order, so if you haven't read Wake yet, I suggest you do so before reading Lullaby or this review. Check out my review of Wake.

This is a series that is getting progressively better. I enjoyed Lullaby more than I enjoyed Wake, and I really liked Wake. The excitement that Wake ended with continues in Lullaby as you learn more about the Sirens. Gemma is trying so hard to hang on to her humanity, but the Siren urges within herself make it impossible. Some surprising things happen. I'm glad the author is letting these things happen. I love that you are provided perspectives from both Gemma and her sister, Harper. I can't say that I have a favorite at this point. I like them both for different reasons. When it comes to the guys, Daniel is my clear favorite. He has been since book one. Alex is a sweetie too. He's perfect for Gemma, but Daniel will make you swoon. I have to get my hands on the next book! I may be paying Barnes and Noble a visit on my way home tonight!



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About the Author:
I live in Minnesota, and I write young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy mostly. The My Blood Approves series is about vampires in Minneapolis, and its available now. I also wrote the Trylle Trilogy, which is a paranormal romance without vampires, shifters, mermaids, fae, angels, dragons, ghosts, or ninjas.

My latest book is Hollowland - a zombie urban fantasy set in the dystopian near future. It's a bit more violent and gritter than my other books, but there is still romance. Mostly though, Remy kicks a lot of butt.

I also enjoy Red Bull, Jim Henson, Batman, Jane Austen, Star Wars legos, and I absolutely hate long walks on the beach out of my intense fear/hatred of wet sand

My favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Moore, and J. D. Salinger, but I don't write anything like them. I have an obsession with River Phoenix, and I've seen Silence of the Lambs more than any other movie, even The Dark Knight. If I were trapped on a deserted island, the one thing I'd take with me would be a boat capable for taking me home.

I'm also the guitarist in a band called the Fraggin Aardvarks, and even though its even twice as cool as it sounds, we haven't had a practice in like two years, so I'm not sure that technically we are still a band. But we never broke up, and it's an awesome thing to tell people, so I'm sticking with it. (We even had a synethesizer!)

To learn more about Amanda Hocking and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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