Lullaby

Title: Lullaby
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Pages: 290
Genre: magical realism/mythology
Source: library
Rating: 5/5

The second book in the Watersong series picks up right where Wake leaves off. Gemma has run of with the sirens Thea, Penn, and Lexi, and Harper and Alex are left behind wondering what’s happening and carrying on a frantic search for her. As Harper and Alex look for her, Gemma struggles with her new siren urges and desires. Can anything be the same again?

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have another knockout novel from Amanda Hocking. I’m actually pretty convinced this woman can’t write a bad book. Anyone who can make trolls and mermaids cool is definitely someone worth keeping an eye on.

Lullaby has all the goodness of Wake, but with the dark undertones swimming farther to the surface. This is a great beach read with a dark side, and I was happy to let it take me out of my cold house and to the warm tourist-y town of Capri again.

When I read Wake, something I wanted more of when it was over was more of Harper’s side of the story. Lullaby certainly provided that, and I think I may actually like Harper more as a character than Gemma. They are both interesting characters, but to me the romance between Harper and Daniel is made all the more romantic by Harper’s struggles to get over her own anxieties and fears of commitment. Plus, Daniel’s got the whole bad-boy-gone-good thing going on, which makes him super sexy.

Since Lullaby was even better than Wake, I can’t even imagine how good Tidal is going to be. Let’s hope that she can keep raising the bar!

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(zomg! pretty sure the hot guy on the cover is Daniel…)

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