The Siren's Secret
By Heather Olster
** Side-note** I think this is a beautiful cover and matches the story's theme beautifully. It's one I'm definitely going to get for my bookshelf. Plus make sure you come back on May 19th for my stop on The Siren's Secret tour!
Julia's life has gone from complicated to nearly impossible! When Julia loses her shapeshifting powers and her appearance changes in alarming ways, she flees to Sirenity, where she learns an incredible secret about her mother. In this thrilling sequel, Julia must take greater risks and make bigger sacrifices as she discovers who she really is and what she can really become.
In the second book The Siren’s Secret, Julia finally discovers who she is at her very core. In The Shapeshifter’s Secret, Olster took readers on Julia’s journey finding out what she was and some truths about her mother. This time The Siren’s Secret follows Julia down the hardest road anyone ever travels. The road that reveals parts of yourself you never knew existed and it was no different for Julia Levesque. The Siren’s Secret connected beautifully to The Shapeshifter’s Secret and will definitely make reader’s want more.
In the beginning of this book on multiple occasions I really wanted to slap Julia for her choices and way of thinking, but I had to consider the multitude of obstacles Julia was facing and how her fear at that point was really in control. Olster did an amazing job describing things and aspects of Ossai that played into Julia’s fear and showing her personal growth throughout the story. Her imagery throughout the entire book enabled me to see what was happening even though I was just reading and the further I read the more I felt like I was pulled into Julia’s world.
In The Siren’s Secret, you see Julia use the skills she learned in the first book, the truth ring Caleb gave her, and of course Sierra and Gabe standing by her side. Some of my favorite parts were the aftermath of a plot twist that stole my breath and kept me turning the page. I enjoyed how as Julia’s story progressed things became more intense between the characters, the plot lines and the decisions Julia had to make before Olster wrapped it up with a bang, which left me wanting to know more.
I will be waiting patiently for the next installment because I’m officially hooked on Julia. The way she grows throughout The Siren’s Secret put me on her cheer team and I can’t wait to read her next journey.
The author and publisher have allowed me to review this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 6/11/2013