I just finished reading Siren by Tricia Rayburn for an Around the World Tour.
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.
This is a unique and interesting story. Right from the first chapter, I was hooked! I felt that the writing flowed so well and I flew through it.
I have only read a couple of books about mermaids, but I don't think any of them had been about Siren. The story just enthralled me and there were a couple of twists in the story, which I always love.
I really liked all of the characters. I thought that they all had depth to them and seemed real. I found myself rooting for the main characters, and even the secondary characters.
The only thing that I didn't like is that there seemed to be some loose ends at the end of the story--I won't say what so that I don't spoil it. I'm not sure if this book is going to be part of a series or not, but I sure hope so!
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
Siren will be released on July 13, 2010
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
A to Z Challenge: R
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 46
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 34
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 32
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.