I finished reading Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking for an Around the World ARC Tour on Friday night.
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.
While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she's drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?
Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.
I had a hard time getting into this book for some reason. While I ended up reading the last half in one sitting, I just couldn't focus on it. I'm not so sure if it was the book or if I'm just really tired right now.
The characters were all good (although I never really got Harper's reasoning for liking Daniel. There was only one part at the end where I got it.) The sirens were all very siren-y and I was just starting to actually like Thea. Harper was a great older sister and Gemma tried hard to stay true to herself and not give in to the siren ways. But if I had to pick, my favorite character would be Alex. I love how dedicated he was to finding Gemma.
If I had one complaint, it would be about the ending. This time I think it was too easy. There was no fight. The sirens just said "okay" to Gemma's wishes. I think they would have been more forceful.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 87
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 70
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 75
2012 Sophomore Reading Challenge: 8
*FTC Disclosure: I was given
this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World