Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sound of Sirens Book Review

  • Series: Tales of Skylge
  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 150316537X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503165373

  • Synopsis:
    An ancient land protected by a Tower of Light, its people ever tempted by Siren song, and a girl who falls for the wrong boy. On the island of Skylge, electricity is only for the Currents – the rich ruling class who once came from across the sea and brought the holy fire of St. Brandan to Skylge.  
    Ever since, the light in the Brandaris Tower has protected the islanders. Heeding the Siren's call will drown your body and steal your soul, but the sacred light in the Tower will chase the merfolk away. When Skylger girl Enna welcomes her brother back from a long sea voyage, he gives her a special present from the mainland – an electronic record only playable on a Current device.  
    The problem is that Royce Bolton, Current heartthrob and the town’s most gifted pianist, wants it too. After she stubbornly refuses to sell the LP featuring his favorite artist, he suggests sharing the record by secretly meeting up in his private summer house. Taken aback yet thrilled, Enna agrees – and discovers that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Current society and the history of Skylge. Why do the Sirens tempt the islanders to give themselves up to the sea? And where does the Currents’ monopoly on electricity really come from?  
    While struggling with these questions, Enna begins to fall for Royce, risking everything to be with a guy who is clearly wrong for her. She will learn that the sound of Sirens isn’t the most treacherous thing out there to haunt her dreams.
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    My Thoughts:
    I really enjoyed this book because it was short and sweet and got right to the action. For such a small book, it covered a lot of groundwork so that you understood perfectly where everyone was coming from and what they are fighting for.
    It is pretty clear that what they consider the Currents and where they came from, they have to be talking about humans and that there is a whole life outside of the walls that they have put themselves in. Not sure what the world beyond thinks of them but I have a feeling we will most certainly find out since it looks like there is going to be another sequel to this story. And I for one can't wait to see what the author has up her sleeve on this one!
    I hope you will check this book out so you can be ready also to read the 2nd book. r.If it's even half as exciting as this book was, then the next one will be a doozy!
    Happy Reading!
    About the Author:
    Jen Minkman (1978) was born in the Netherlands and lived in Austria, Belgium and the UK during her studies. She learned how to read at the age of three and has never stopped reading since. Her favourite books to read are (YA) paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and romance, and this is reflected in the stories she writes.
    In her home country, she is a trade-published author of paranormal romance and chicklit. Across the border, she is a self-published author of poetry, paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. So far, her books are available in English, Dutch, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Afrikaans.

    She currently resides in The Hague where she works and lives with her husband and two noisy zebra finches.
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    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


    dd said...

    I was always intrigued by the sirens mythical stories and think a book about them would be fun to read. It never seems to end well for those who are called by the sirens.