Lullaby (Watersong #2)
Now that Gemma Fisher has inherited Penn, Lexi, and Thea's curse - and all the strange new powers that come along with it - she has no choice but to run away with them. Devastated that she has to leave everyone she loves behind, she's still d...more
Gemma is fighting against her siren nature as hard as she can but it is making her sick. She hates the sirens but suffers through to keep Harper and Alex safe. I'm not su...more
To all you aspiring authors out there, what's the number one rule of writing?
Show, don't tell.
I really don't think Amanda Hocking's grasped this concept yet. Instead of telling us how the sirens' commands work, show us by making Gemma accidentally command someone. Instead of telling us how Harper's coping without Gemma, show us by making her fret about laundry or something. I usually have a pretty high tolerance of telling-not-showing, but this was a case I couldn't gloss over.
Short Summary. After inheriting the curse of a siren and leaving her home and everyone she loved, Gemma Fisher begins her new life. Having beauty, magical power, and immortality scares her and she decides to treat it as a curse and not as a gift. However, one kiss will push her over the edge which makes her lose control of herself and everything she believes in. Her sister, Harper, decides that she will do anything that's in her will to find Gemma even if it means to le...more
Lullaby suffers from second book syndrome. The book was more of a filler than a plot progressor. It had a cliffhanger at the end and there weren't really any "twists" to make the...more
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If you read my Wake review you’d know that I just thought it was okay, but fortunately I ended up liking Lullaby more! It didn't completely blow my mind and make me fall head over heels in love with it or anything, but I found myself growing onto the characters more, and there was more suspense and things actually happening! Now, that wasn't exactly true for the first half of the story since at the time, I was convinced this was just gonna be some filler book, but it e...more
I enjoyed Watersong #1 ("Wake")-it's a new series about a girl who is turned into a Siren and I'm a sucker for modern-takes on mythology. I will admit, I also read "Siren" by Tricia Rayburn and found the same subject tackled but executed much better.
Anyway, "Lullaby" explores the idea of Sirens in more depth and we get more on Harper, Gemma's sister, who is on a quest to save her little sister from the beautiful and sinister sirens. Great plot all around.
I LOVE these books. I love the modern YA mythology retellings; books like Meg Cabot's ABANDON and Tera Lynn Childs' SWEET VENOM and OH MY GODS books are high on my list of favorites, and I can now say that Amanda Hocking's WATERSONG books- delving into the myths of the Sirens in a comp...more
Okay, so after reading Wake, I was looking forward to reading Lullaby. I enjoyed it, although not as much as I would have thought. The characters were great and you could see the grow. I love Daniel, I think he is my favorite character out of all of them. I really hope the next book has more of Daniel and his story. I'm very curious as to why he isnt affected by the Sirens song while Alex and Harper are. It was interesting watching Gemma fight instict with morality and the choices that sh...more
I lost myself to the watersong once again! Amanda Hocking created a sequel that was even better than its predecessor. LULLABY was filled with secrets, tons of actions, and more of the sirens! It's official: I am addicted to this series!
LULLABY had so much action in it! Especially the ending. As we travel with Gemma and the sirens, we are introduced to more characters and more betrayals....more
Lullaby sucks you under and never let's go...
I really enjoyed the horror aspects of this book. For a romantic and mythical story, there is a surprising amount of blood and gore. The progression of Lullaby is just as it was with Wake. Alex, Harper and Daniel struggle to make sense of the myths and legends they discover while they all feel the pressure of what danger lurks for Gemma, and them. The plot...more
Harper and Daniel make such a cute couple! And he is just soo sexy ;)
Gemma was never exactly my favorite, and I totally hate her now because of what happened at the end of Lullaby and what she did to Alex.
The Sirens stayed the same: hags. Penn is just beyond evil....more
Here is the summary of the book:
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous g...more
Amanda has done it again! I just adored Wake and what Harper and Gemma go through. In the second book Lullaby Harper will have to fight to get her sister back from evil trio. Gemma has embraced what she is and the more she uses her magic and visits the magical world the more she changes. She knows she has change but she never realized it would be that fast and she never thought she would crave the things she is craving.
Harper is determined to get her sister back and with the he...more
Lullaby begins right where Wake left off, with Gemma gone, having run away with the crazy sirens while sister Harper is left to pick up the pieces. It isn’t only Harper though because Gemma’s boyfriend Alex is worried sick and has no idea what to do. Together, along with Daniel (Harper’s love interest) they have to figure out what the hell is going on and what can be done abo...more
The story is more on transition, there are not many action scenes, but we discover some mystery and are left with more. We’re given knowledge about the mythology in this book, the siren ways and the curse. The writing is quick though; the conversations and scenes are lively and d...more
This book was good and an entertaining read but for me, fell short of brilliant. I enjoyed the story but...more
What it's about: Gemma disappeared with the three girls, and now she has to get used to life as a siren. Harper, Daniel and Alex set out to find her.
What I thought: For me, Lullaby was a lot better than Wake was. The characters improved and the story-line had more oomph. This time around, Gemma is living with the others sirens in another small town, in a stolen beach house. Gemma is having trouble ignoring the call of the sea, and it's taking it's toll. Harper is desperately searching for any si...more
So we're back with Gemma, who had to leave with the other sirens at the end of the last book, because they'd threatened...more
In Wake, I didn't like Harper too much. However, I ended up liking her a lot more and was able to relate to her much easier in Lullaby. I was so happy about that! Also, at the same time, Gemma is trying to fight what she is, a siren, as much as she can. I felt so bad for what she had to go through, but I admired her so much for doing it in order to...more
Harper has to find her sister to save her.
She gets help from
Alex, her BFF and her sister's boyfriend,
Marcy, her other BFF and work buddy
& the hot Daniel, who she desperately ignores because she has to concentrate on finding her sister, even when it costs her a perfect relationship!
Soon they find out that Gemma is a siren,
A being cursed by Demeter, who are part human/bird/mermaid and who can sing...more
The characters were all good (although I never really got Harper's reasoning for liking Daniel. There was only one part at the end where I got it.) The sirens were all very siren-y and I was just starting to actually like Thea. Harper was a great older sister and Gemma tried hard to s...more
I loved the first book, btu I think this one was even better. I loved Gemma's stubbornness th...more
The second book didn't have as much action but I think it's a very good transition book to book #3. I've been finding that to be the case with YA Trilogies lately. Book one is usually action packed, book two a lot of transition happens and book three is back to action. Can't wait to read what happens!
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