Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou [Review]

3 out of 5 Robots!
Title: Siren's Storm
Author: Lisa Papademetriou
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release:  July 12, 2011
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0375842454
ISBN-13: 978-0375842450
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex

Book Blurb:
Nothing has been the same for Will ever since last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is an accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember anything that happened. 

Now Will and his best friend 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. Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is the new girl in town just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman? (From

My Thoughts:
Siren's Storm totally intrigued me because it deals with sirens- a mythological creature I haven't had the pleasure of being introduced to yet while reading. This definitely is a fun read, but the characters fell flat for me. I couldn't quite connect with them.

Though I wasn't able to relate to the characters much, I did continue to read because of Gretchen and Asia. Gretchen sleepwalks and I couldn't put the book down before I figured out why she was sleepwalking. And Asia? Everything about Asia is a total mystery. I just wish that we had more time with bits and pieces of information about each of the characters throughout the story instead of a ton at the conclusion... I am more interested in Asia's past than anything else! I am fascinated with the history of her and her sisters. 

This novel definitely has an intriguing premise and I would love to read another novel in hopes of seeing the characters evolve. And I hope the sirens are more the forefront of the story too!  Recommend this to those that love their sirens. :)


  1. Thanks for the honest review! I must say that this is a book that I can't wait to get my hands on. Like you I haven't read anything involving siren's really and I always love reading about new mythical creatures. It stinks that you couldn't connect with the characters though. I feel that that is an important part of the reading experience. Great review!

  2. I totally agree, Monica! Connecting with the characters is a big part of the experience for me, which is why I'm not very enthusiastic about this one. I highly recommend you read Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep though!!



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