Friday, May 3, 2013

The Siren's Secret Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to this stop on Heather Ostler's The Siren's Secret Blog Tour! The publisher is offering one copy of the book up for an international giveaway. Please fill out the rafflecopter form to enter.

The Story- 
Julia has been stuck under guard the entire summer, unable to talk to her best friend or see her boyfriend, Terrence. She finally gets a break on her birthday when Terrance is able to come for a surprise visit and take her out to dinner. Though Caleb, long time family friend, is against the idea, Julia is excited. While on the date, Julia is attacked by a siren, and everything turns to panic.

Julia and the guards flee back to the other world, bringing Julia safely back to Lockham school. But, Julia can't get the siren out of her mind, and begins questioning what the witch wanted to tell her. Soon Julia finds out she is part Siren, and begins changing into one. As she changes she looses her shape shifting abilities. Fearing what others will think of her she flees to the hidden home of the Siren's. But her friends won't let her go that easy, and come searching. Caleb, because he has a deep dark secret to tell her, and Sierra, because they are best friends.

If finding Julia wasn't hard enough, Julia's evil mother is also searching for her, and Julia needs to be found before her mother gets her.

My Thoughts- 
I love this new side of Julia. Siren's are actually misunderstood in the shape shifter world, and have a very bad reputation. When Julia starts turning into one she freaks out, and tries to hide it, but life isn't that easy. I love that her hair turns red, it reflects her new wild side.

If you didn't read the first book in the series, the author gives you several pages of review. I found myself  only skimming them, wanting to move on in the story.

I think the funnest thing about this book is that several mysteries are either solved or put into play. The fact that Julia is part Siren causes a big stir, especially because she is royalty. We also learn what the secret was that Caleb tried to tell her at the end of book one, and it is a doozey. Then there is Sierra, who appears to have a twin, and evil royal one. I can't wait to get more into this secret in book 3.

There isn't much romance in the book. There is the love triangle with Terrence and Caleb, but it is pretty flat. I suspect it will heat up more in book 3 as Julia deals with Caleb's secret, but something in this book would have been nice. Overall, the main theme involves Julia discovering who she is and what she values, so the romance is a side part anyway.

The last thing I want to mention is the cover- beautiful. I often pick up a book based on cover art, and this one would grab my attention.

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  1. I was lucky to be able to read and critique part of the story before it went to print but I'm excited to read the rest and find out what happens. Thanks for the review. It's brought up lots of questions.

  2. Thanks for your comment Alice. I always love to hear from readers.