Book Review: Siren’s Storm by Lisa Papdemetriou

Siren’s Storm:

Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can’t remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she’s from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people.Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?

This is a book I definitely should have written a review on weeks ago when I finished it.  This is not a book that stuck with me.  I had to go reread the summary, a few reviews and flip through the book to remember what happened in it.

The sirens or more accurately seekriegers in this book are creepy.  They brought to my mind the mermaid creatures from the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie not The Little Mermaid Ariel.  There is some very interesting new mythology on sirens most of which is shared at the end of the book.

This book was a little slow to start but it was worth reading.  About half way through the book the story really starts to pick up when the main character Will reads through a captain’s log and we start to learn the history of the sirens.  At the end of the book we finally get some of the information I’d been waiting for throughout the story. I do want to read the sequel because I’m interested to learn more about the mythology of these sea creatures.

Content: I didn’t flag this as a clean read but can’t remember anything objectionable so I’m guessing it just has a little bit of language but honestly I can’t remember!

Rating: 3 Stars

Source: From author for review

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