Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sirensong by Jenna Black

Hello All,

Sirensong is the book that's taking me back into reviewing young adult novels. Jenna Black's Sirensong is the third in her Faeriewalker series, and I was very brave and started with this volume; I prefer to start at the beginning of a series. I'm glad I didn't wait.

Dana Hathaway is a Faeriewalker; she is part human, part Faerie. She lives in Avalon, a sort of no-man's land between those two worlds. Dana's father is a politician of sorts, and when Dana is invited to be presented at the Seelie Court in Faerie, he insists on the trip. The trip is a hazardous one, with lots of warring magic and other troubles. Dana is not supposed to have any magical powers, but she does, and she keeps it hidden until it becomes absolutely necessary.

There is a lot of magic, characters, creatures, species, adventure, danger and heroism in this book. The first two books must be interesting also, to build this world.

Slight problems I had with this book were popular culture references; they jolted me out of the story several times, and weren't necessary to the plot.

Definitely recommended for fantasy readers.

Happy Reading!

Sirensong by Jenna Black, Griffin Original, 2011, ISBN 9780312575953

This book was sent to me for review by Griffin Original/Macmillan Publishers; no other compensation was offered or accepted for this review.

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