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Don't miss the next chapter of Watersong, a bold new series that will enchant you, entrance you, and hold you captive under its spell

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 determined not to give in to the unspeakable hungers that plague her.
Unfortunately, they're growing stronger every day, and she's not sure how much longer she can resist.

Harper won't give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to get her back no matter what the cost. The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely guarded independence like never before. She's always been the strong one who everyone else depends on.... Can she let herself depend on Daniel?

As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma's old life may be lost forever. But can she still hold on to her humanity?

290 pages, Hardcover

First published November 27, 2012

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Amanda Hocking

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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list. Her zombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite. She has published over twenty novels, including The Kanin Chronicles, the Watersong quartet, My Blood Approves series, the Valkyrie duology, and Freeks .

Her newest book is gothic romance written for adults called BESTOW THE DARKNESS.

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Profile Image for Renata.
418 reviews280 followers
December 12, 2016
Me ha aburrido mucho, la cosa es que desde el principio todo pintaba en buscar una salvación y ha pasado de todo menos encontrar algo. Las partes de Harper me siguen pareciendo aburridas y sólo me parecen interesantes cuando está con Daniel o Álex pero aún así....Hubiese estado genial leer más sobre los poderes de Gemma y que explique los cambios y como se siente y todo sobre sirenas por que al final este es el tema principal pero lo están dejando como muy secundario. Espero que el tercer libro explique más sobre los cambios y sirenas.
Profile Image for Amanda Thai.
254 reviews45 followers
January 9, 2013
2 stars.
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.

Gemma has run away with the sirens, leaving Harper to cover her tracks and fix everything up with her dad. Alex is heartbroken and will do anything to find her. But how long will Gemma be able to survive before succumbing to the watersong and becoming a monster?

I didn't rate Wake very highly (2.5), so I'm not quite sure why I decided to pick up the sequel, Lullaby. I think I was just fascinated by the sirens. Or maybe I couldn't resist the watersong. Whatever the reason, Lullaby, as I expected, was not very good. After battling with myself for a while, I decided to skim-read and not take it as seriously as other books. Therefore, this review will be brief, to-the-point, and divided into three sections for convenience.

I do not like Gemma. I just don't. I can't relate to her, she's bland, she's boring, and not very original.

I do not like Alex. Again, he is bland, boring, with nothing very original about him. He and Gemma fell in love way too quickly for me to be able to believe in their relationship.

I did like Harper, though not as much as in the first book. I can relate to her more because she isn't as reckless and more responsible and logical.

I am intrigued about Daniel. The way he could makes me wonder what role he will play in the next book. I liked his and Harper's relationship because it was slower-paced, more realistic and slightly reminded me of the type of relationships I read about in fanfiction.

Paranormalcy (not the book)
I still like the sirens. The beauty contrasting to the monstrous deeds is very interesting to me, like a balance-the-scales thing. I am interested to find out how the curse breaks. But when Lexi used super-speed, I couldn't stop myself from rolling my eyes. We do not need to be venturing into Twilight territory filled with extraordinarily attractive humans with superpowers that have no logical reasoning behind them.

The Technical Stuff (Writing and Plot)
As I ranted on about above, Amanda Hocking violates the rule: show, don't tell. I could think of many, many instances where showing could have been used instead of telling. When Gemma is explaining the siren's song; when Harper is suffering from the loss of Gemma; when is being explained; when Harper, Alex and Daniel are comparing Gemma-finding techniques; I could go on. Since I skim-read most of this book, I am literally opening the book to a random page, re-skim-reading it to find out what it's about, and listing what happens. Because there is A LOT of telling.

Normally, when you skim-read, the information goes in one eye and out the other (that didn't really make sense but you get what I mean). I consciously missed fair few details that may or may not have been important. I sort of expected more things to happen, plot-wise. Over half of the book is taken up by Harper, Alex and Daniel looking for Gemma and trying to work out what she and the posse are. Of course, we readers know exactly what they are and what they do, but Harper, Alex and Daniel don't so we are forced to sit through their mythology Google searches and wild guesses. Fun. And to the ending, I congratulate you. Could you get any more cliché? I'm having flashbacks of New Moon.

Even though I liked it less than Wake, I am going to finish the series, just because these books are mildly entertaining when you take them less seriously and skim-read. Actually, they'll just be a waste of my time. Maybe not.

And yes, I can resist the watersong. I read these books willingly and out of my own curiosity.
Profile Image for Maggie ☘.
526 reviews648 followers
June 24, 2018
I enjoyed the first one in the series better. There was barely any plot here and I still don't care much for Gemme. The only character I'm somewhat interested in is Harper, her older sister. At least it was a fast read.
Profile Image for Tessa.
425 reviews50 followers
February 3, 2014
If you think the first book was uneventful, wait until you read this one. First half is full of angst, and Gemma whining about wanting to leave and not being able to. Second half is after Gemma decides to leave, despite all the logical reasons why she should not and she can not do so. Did I mention that in the first book she draws all sort of stupid conclusions so I kinda felt she was stupid? Well, be prepared, because this book does it's best to validate my point. Here, despite the fact that she draws the wrong conclusions, she also stops thinking for herself and let's the people around her make all the decision for her.
The sirens are pretty much the same as well (the ending was just plain stupid).

Getting to the part I had huge hopes for: Harper and Daniel. Harper stops betraying the family gene and ends up acting just as stupid and shallow as her sister. All the cliche interruptions between her and Daniel (phone ringing, person walking in on them etc.) were especially annoying. So annoying in fact that when they actually kissed I was so distracted that I didn't even notice they didn't got interrupted again. Hahaha... you caught me there author.... I freaking hate this!

Oh, did I forgot to mention Alex? That's because he does nothing in this book besides actually being there. Huge achievement...

Dropped series. The End!
Profile Image for Fanoon Janahi.
68 reviews13 followers
May 8, 2013
Amaaazing Book i don't know why but i never been into sirens stuff but in this book it just sounds real or i can imagine it ... this book really have many cute parts where you'll bee likee owww aaahh cuteee :') you can feel the character feeling there described perfectly ... not too detailed but over all its just a simple book ... i love the fact that Love is way stronger that the sirens stuff which basically shows that nothing can stop the way you feel towards that special person ... but seriously the water song series is waaay worthy reading soo if you like Sirens stuff you'll LOVE this book if you dont ... hmm you still have to read it xD
Profile Image for Brendy.
436 reviews59 followers
December 18, 2015
I really have some review to re do.
That means i'll be re reading some of my faves : sweet!!!!
But what I can say about this one it's that this story made me laugh, fall in love, fear and feel angry at the same time. A whole action movie where the mermaids aren't the sweetest thing just like Ariel made us believe!XD
oh, and they have peaks!
Profile Image for Eleanor (bookishcourtier).
544 reviews111 followers
July 23, 2018
I remember vaguely liking the first book, but this one was not for me. I think my reading tastes have changed. A lot. But even if you like the sort of paranormal romance genre, I don't think that this one is particularly well executed. I was looking for a quick, easy read, but I'm more exhausted from rolling my eyes than I expected. I remember really liking the siren elements about the first one, but here...there wasn't enough stuff to keep me interested. I'm not really that angry about it, even though I normally reserve one star ratings for books that make me fume, but two stars I feel is just too generous for this...book.


- First off, the writing is just bad . We have super simplistic, over-dramatic-in-places writing style, which irritates me to no end. The dialogue, especially from the villains, was absolutely awful. Especially Penn. Her speech was trying to sound all evil and villainous, but it just came across as a sort of an unpleasant teenage girl. And the actions scenes were actually laughable. I remember reading something along the lines of "he punched her in the face", and not as an end line, but as a full blown sentence in a fight scene. Just...no thank you.

- The characters were incredible in their ability to all feel the same. Not one was developed properly. Harper's one character trait is the fact that she is super overprotective of everyone. Gemma is headstrong. Penn is evil. Lexi is stupid. Thea is the only slightly more developed character of the bunch, but still not enough to redeem anything about this book. And all their reactions to everything just was so over the top. Also, this book totally ruined sirens for me. They just are girls who are obsessed with shopping and living in fancy houses and watching TV and it ruined the whole image of them being bloodthirsty monsters. Penn's character is so awful. She is supposed to be super evil, but she just comes across as petulant and dumb.

- There was literally no plot. Like nothing happened. At least in the first book there were actually events. But here there was nothing but getting Gemma back far too easily, and then flopping about worrying about romantic relationships. It was all so out of proportion. The more important things in this book were boyfriends and all that lot, not the fact that there is a curse that could potentially hurt Gemma and a lot of others. Like, ya know? Priorities.

This was just kind of silly and over the top and too focused on boys and not siren monsters. Nothing happened, it was poorly written, and is a poor example of its genre. I own quite a lot of this author's books, but if they're all like this I don't think I want to read any more. It was just not for me anyway, coupled with the fact that I didn't like the writing and the problems were just not something that I could ever be interested in. I don't mind, can even like, romance in books, but not when its the typical boyfriend drama that is so stupid and petty in a book like this. I would not recommend this one!
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328 reviews51 followers
February 21, 2016
2.5 Stars


Lullaby is more of a background filler than an actual plot progression.
The first half of the book is extremely slow, uneventful and boring as hell but the other half progressed mercifully quickly. I don't hate the book but I don't love it either. I'm not even sure I like it. The main reason why I picked up this book is because the sirens intrigued me and this is the first time I've come across such mythological creatures and I love Greek Mythology. Harper and Daniel were also one of the few reasons why I picked up this book.

Gemma and Alex lack originality and they are the most boring, annoying, clueless, dumb and uninteresting individuals and couples I have ever read about. They fell in "love" way too quickly for me to grasp it. Gemma is so whiny throughout the book. It was really annoying. And did I mention that Alex practically did nothing other than just 'be there'. I mean, he was so useless and helpless throughout the book. I don't know why or how Gemma "loved" him.

On the other hand, Harper and Daniel's relationship is so HOT! Harper is more tolerable than Gemma but the way she sometimes shunned Daniel really annoyed me. Other than that, I really liked her. And Daniel! What can I say? I have nothing to complain about him! He is very likeable, sweet and kind. The perfect hero! He is practically the only character in the whole book I truly admire and have no complaints about. I hope he stays that way throughout the series.

The Sirens were totally badass! They were bitchy, rude and selfish as usual but I couldn't help but read more about them! I loved learning more about their history and the original siren, Aggie.

I don't mean to be rude(even though I've done nothing but complain throughout the review), but I did not like Amanda Hocking's writing. I mean there's nothing very wrong with it but it was just too... plain. Her writing never really gripped me. Like I said before, I read this book because I wanted to know more about the sirens. Miss Hocking's writing was too simple and ordinary for me to like it.

Even though I disliked the book more than I liked it, I will still continue to read the Watersong series because I want to learn more about the Sirens and how Gemma finally breaks the curse and escapes them.
Profile Image for Jennifer.
662 reviews2,255 followers
November 15, 2012
Since Gemma ran off with the sirens, Harper and Alex have teamed up to bring Gemma home no matter what it takes. They do some research on sirens but find no way to kill them or free Gemma. It seems almost impossible but Daniel also agrees to help. Alex puts up missing person ads all over the web and Daniel checks the newspapers.

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 sure what I would do if I was Gemma. She is in a really bad position as she will need to feed or soon die. One of the sirens is somewhat friendly and helps her with advice on how to do this as few times as possible. The other two girls are horrible and selfish and enjoy the way they live.

Harper and Alex eventually get a lead to Gemma. Then a bit of drama occurs but like with the first book this isn't action packed. It is slow and steady and mostly full of emotions. Usually I'm not one for a slower read but I do love the relationship between Gemma and Alex and the beginning relationship of Harper and Daniel. I find the sirens gruesome and look forward to seeing how Gemma will break free of their bind.

Daniel said. "Can you really afford to turn away somebody that wants to help you get her back?
Especially someone that doesn't think you're insane for believing in weird-ass bird-monsters?"

"Alex, you don't know...one trailed off, because if she kept talking, she would cry, and she didn't
want to cry.
"I have known for years," Alex said. "You've always been kind, considerate, smart, determined, and
stubborn. You have a good heart, and you'd never let anybody change you. That's part of why I fell in
love with you."

"My point is that nothing is unstoppable, and the T. rex wasn't as great as he thought he was. I mean,
what were those little arms for?" Marcy pulled her arms back into her sleeves, so her hands made short
imitation T. rex arms, and she wiggled them back and forth. "What an idiot."
*I borrowed an ARC and this in no way affects my review*
Profile Image for Amber Keller.
70 reviews6 followers
September 8, 2018
Wow couldn’t stop reading it unfortunately it took me a minute due to work! I loved this book you feel like you are the characters! Sweet Gemma gets stuck into a terrifying world of sex, lust, swimming, and of course ripping boys hearts out! In this book Gemma is stuck with the horrible but beautiful siren girls and refuses to give in to their ways until one night she was almost raped she finally gave in to protect herself and ripped a guys heart out and ate it after she felt much better! Her sister Harper is having a hard time coping with her sister leaving and a boy trying to win her heart they finally find Gemma and go to rescue her Gemma leaves with them and Alex her loving bf who they think might have the answers to how to break the curse! Why because he loves a siren and actually loves her for her not because of what she is! And Harper boyfriend Daniel won’t fall under the siren spell! The sirens come back after Gemma because she ran away with her sister Daniel and Alex and they agree to let her stay without harming anyone because they want to experiment on the boys who live there they don’t seem to go under the spell as well as others outside the town and they want to know why? After the 4th and everything calms down Gemma goes over to Alex’s and puts him under her spell and tells him he does not love her to protect him it kills her but it’s for his own good!
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Author 1 book51 followers
July 3, 2019
So I wanted to know what happens after Wake and hence I got around to this book. Honestly it was an easy read. There was nothing intense or heart wrenching and the first half of the book was Harper trying to figure out where her sister was. But I liked Gemma and the sirens and Sawyer. There was so much happening with Gemma coming to terms with who she had become. The second half was ok and an easy read as well and leaves us with a cliffhanger. I think you can pick up this book if you like a breeze dead about sirens!
Nothing bad, nothing great!
May 6, 2013
I have one sister, and growing up, we fought frequently. As much fighting as we did, we never went so far as to actually try to murder one another like the sirens in Lullaby did. If I had to spend a couple of thousands of years in close proximity with a couple of sisters, completely with insanity and jealousy and rivalry, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't make it either.

I have a theory as to why there aren't any more mermaids and sirens in the world these days. It's not because they're mythical creatures, it's because they either kill each other until there are none left, or went extinct from their own stupidity. Natural selection has its uses.

Sirens are like pandas, too dumb to actually survive on their own; I actually think pandas have an evolutionary advantage, since they make humans want to take care of them. They're too lazy and stupid to find their own food and to actually recreate, so they just sit there, look cute, and have us silly humans coo over them and do everything for them short of giving them panda Viagra...actually, scratch that, I think zoologists have done that too.

I do have a point to make in this review, I swear.

Sirens are beautiful, seductive...they also get humans into doing shit for them through their song and through seduction, but instead of keeping a low profile, they kill people in really obvious manners, grab ostentatious places to live, and generally make themselves a walking target for angry villagers to burn them out of town. I can't recall reading too many books and films about mermaids and sirens, but they're generally TSTL, and the myth is further perpetuated through Amanda Hocking's Watersong series.

In this installment of the series, Gemma is now a siren after drinking Penn's concoction. She goes with the other sirens to live in a sumptuous beachside mansion, whose gorgeous owner, Sawyer, has been seduced by Penn into giving them carte blanche to everything he owns (see my note above on blending in, this is not inconspicuous in the least).

Meanwhile, Gemma's sister Harper, her boyfriend Alex, and Harper's love interest Daniel are doing everything they can to look for her, including involving Harper's coworker Marcy, who is the most gullible person on the planet. Harper's almost-brain-dead mother somehow mysteriously knows that Gemma is with the sirens, and her dad Brian is being emo and moping around the house, never mind that he has one remaining daughter to take care of, a job that he needs to go to in order to keep the health insurance their family desperately needs to keep their mother in the health care facility.

None of the characters in the book act in a realistic manner. The actions, speech, and overall feel of the book is very stiff. Harper isn't much of a character, she lacks personality in general, I understand that her character is supposed to be the "serious" one keeping the family together, but it seems like there's no personality to her at all. Gemma is too goody-goody and TSTL to be a good siren; the other sirens supposedly chose her, but they really picked a piss-poor candidate. If I were to choose someone to join a sorority, for example, I'd pick someone with a similar personality, who is somewhat malleable, and with whom I'd get along, not someone who hates the very nature of who I am and who resists everything I stand for.

There are gaping holes in the plot, such as the inclusion of Greek mythology...if there were Greek gods and goddesses, where are they now? You can't include one element of a mythology and conveniently leave out the rest. The book ends too suddenly, and too easily, given what we know of Penn's personality. The most evil of the sirens should not have acted the way she did.
Profile Image for Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦.
405 reviews133 followers
March 16, 2013
Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

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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 leave everything behind and completely disregard the "Danger" sign that's over her head. The search might be long but having a gorgeous Daniel by her side helps and Harper is not sure how much longer she can reject her feelings for him.

Thoughts. After I have read the first book in this trilogy ("Wake"), it very upset me because the story was unclear and made the reader ask a lot of questions. However, after reading Lullaby, everything was right on point and went perfectly with the first book. All of the characters remained the same and the book perfectly fit in with the story line and the feel of the action that was revealing. Overall, this could not have been a better book to follow Wake and I am very impatient to read the final Watersong Series book, Tidal which is coming out Spring 2013.
Profile Image for Penny Raspenny.
288 reviews72 followers
December 9, 2014
Actually 1,5*

Again, nothing really happens in this book.

The first part of the book is all about Harper trying to find Gemma by calling people on the phone (like, seriously?) and trying desperately not to get involved with Daniel because he will somehow distract her from finding her sister, even though he is the only helpful one in this situation (again, seriously?).

As for Gemma, the first part is about her whining for being a mermaid and doing everything in her power to be miserable and weak, which of course can only lead to one possible outcome (I think we all saw that coming).

The second part of the book is about Gemma not doing what she should and running of to the sunset with lover-boy and control-freak-sister. And by sunset, I mean back home where the sirens of course wouldn't think of searching for her (I will repeat, seriously? )

I will not even mention the ending because it only shows that the protagonists are incredibly stupid. But I think you never doubted this anyway.

I will read the rest of the books because they are only two and they are really small, so the whole series will actually be like one big book. I am curious about what the series are supposed to be about and why they have so high ratings.
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916 reviews181 followers
December 20, 2017
Another creepy installment in this mermaid saga! I especially loved Daniel in this one!
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410 reviews129 followers
March 9, 2022
It is enchantingly amazing. It follows two girls, Harper and Gemma, as they dive deeper into the mythological world of curses and twists.

Recommended for anyone who is a greek mythology fan <3

5/5 stars

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1,834 reviews416 followers
July 10, 2013
So I had to check this book out from the library so that I could continue in the series and be ready to read the e-galley of the 4th one that I have. Now, I only gave the first book in the series a 3 out of 5 stars, but I liked this one even better than the first, and gave it a 4 out of 5. If you haven't read the first one, you might want to stop here, as there will be spoilers.

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 to kill her sister, and her boyfriend Alex, if she didn't. So her sister, Harper, must go home and tell their dad that she ran away. But after all she'd seen, the terrifying bird creatures that the sirens could turn into, and the dead body of their island friend, Bernie. So now Alex and Harper are trying to do what they can to find Gemma, as well as figure out what was going on. They know there is something to do with mermaids, but what about the horrible bird creature? So they begin to do research, specifically at the library where Harper works. And that is when they find information about sirens. And they get a somewhat unlikely helper, Marcy, the unique girl that works with Harper at the library. Daniel is still trying to get through to Harper, it is so obvious to both of them that there is a spark, but Harper doesn't want to have to worry about Daniel. So, she tells him they need to stay apart. Meanwhile Gemma is trying to fight the curse, refusing to swim in the ocean or feed. But she gets sick, to the point where her hair is even falling out. While Thea seems to be more helpful now, Lizzie and of course Penn are still as evil as they seemed before. Finally Penn orders Gemma to swim. And soon Gemma begins to feel better. So her thought is to swim in the ocean and continue to try to eat regular food. Until a mishap occurs, where Gemma loses control. Around the same time, Harper and Alex, with some help from Daniel, figure out where Gemma probably is, and they go to try to bring her home.
I won't go on, I'll leave the rest for you to read and find out.
As my issues with the first book had to do with not knowing some things, we do now begin to learn some of the background of the sirens, and how they live. But we also get some new questions, questions that even Penn and Thea don't know the answers to, but feel the need to find out. I must say I'm glad I'm going to be able to go on to the next book as soon as I'm done with this review, because I need to know what is going on. Also, the cover of the third book? It is really good! And from that cover, I had some ideas of things that happened in this book, or an inkling of some things, so maybe seeing the 3rd cover was a bit of a spoiler or hint.
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87 reviews
December 31, 2012
After reading Wake, I basically devoured Lullaby right away. It bugs me to leave a story unfinished let alone a series, so I finished Lullaby in no time. But it took me awhile to gather my thoughts about this book. In some ways, I became more invested in the series. But at the same time, Lullaby didn't shatter my world.

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 story more unique. In actuality, the plot was more circular and stagnant. The plot was subpar, but the background development and world-building is what drew me in.

Again, I found myself skipping to the scenes between Harper and Daniel. Their relationship is progressing (albeit no help from Dad and Jason) and I find their banter to be more serious and romantic than silly like in Wake. Harper learns to trust Daniel more and we get more incite on Daniel's connection to the sirens towards the end.

Unlike Wake, Gemma stepped it up a notch. I used to think she was a weak and whiny character, but her actions and love for the people she cares about showed me maturity and responsibility. Gemma's caring, loyal, and determined. My respect for her grew in this book.

I also got what I wished for from the first book! In the second book we get more details about sirens and what it means to be a siren. We also get closer to the topic of Aggie (the original fourth siren)'s death and how the other three became sirens in the first place. A better understanding about Thea, Penn, and Lexi's individual characters is given (no, not all of them are cold-hearted).

Overall: More of a background filler, be prepared for the lack of plot progression. The characters are definitely more defined in this book and it's nice to delve more into the world of sirens and mythology.
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95 reviews4 followers
October 2, 2017
This book was so good, despite the comments that say so otherwise. Again, my only problem is that it should be longer -I read the whole book in a sitting. The end of this novel left me on a cliffhanger (kind of), and I can't wait to find out what happens next. I totally recommend this series to all readers out there.
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246 reviews5 followers
January 21, 2022
Volvemos a las sirenas, los adolescentes y el amor.

Lullaby es lo que esperaba, y sin embargo, tengo mis peros con este libro.

*puede haber spoiler del libro 1*

Gemma ya es sirena y se vio obligada a irse con Penn y las otras sirenas. En este libro vemos un poco de su vida con ellas, de cómo debe aceptar lo bueno y lo terrible de la vida de sirena. Al mismo tiempo, vemos la perspectiva de Harper, su hermana, que sin importarle si las sirenas son buenas o malas, quiere tener a su hermana de regreso y hará todo para encontrarla y llevársela.

Siento que el libro es bueno, pero que me está alargando la historia demasiado. Este está muy enfocado en las relaciones interpersonales de las dos hermanas. Las de Gemma con las sirenas y luego con su novio Alex, y las de Harper con su padre y con Daniel.

Harper y Daniel me dan dolor de cabeza. Harper me fastidia a ratos con su "no tengo tiempo para un novio, solo tengo cabeza para pensar en mi hermana", y Daniel con su falta de dignidad, rogándole a cada segundo bajo la excusa de "amor romántico que insiste porque todo lo puede". Quisiera más carácter de Harper. Más amor propio de Daniel. Entiendo sus circunstancias, pero ni la una debería ser tan voluble (o sea, si no quieres estar con él, ponte firme y díselo, pero lo que haces es dudar y dudar y eso le da alas a él), ni el otro debería ser tan tonto (no te quieren ahí, supéralo y avanza).

El final del libro siento que tuvo un giro desagradable y es ahí donde siento que me alargaron la trama. Son cuatro libros, pero siento que ya debería haber acabado si hubieran tomado un rumbo más cerrado. Este segundo libro se sintió muy de relleno, muy de paso, siento que si bien sí pasaron muchas cosas, quedamos al final en la misma situación que en el libro uno. Nada se ha resuelto, nada avanzó más allá de ver a Gemma convertirse en monstruo.

PERO lo positivo:

Me sigue encantando la versión de sirenas que nos presentan. Me encanta.

Harper como interés amoroso me desespera, pero como hermana me encanta y la admiro mucho. Es una niña de 18 años todavía, pero tuvo que madurar muy rápido para cuidar a su hermana menor y eso se refleja en su personalidad, en su mentalidad y en esa fortaleza pétrea de protegerla aún cuando sabe en lo que Gemma se convirtió.

Alex es un excelente personaje. Ama a Gemma y lo demuestra con actos que son amables y recíprocos. Es un buen personaje. Un chico que vale la pena completamente, como amigo y como novio.

Las sirenas son malas y se hacen odiar, pero como personajes son 10/10. La bondad camuflada de Thea, la locura (no en buen sentido) de Lexi y la maldad pura de Penn. Son fieles a sus personalidades, me encantan.

En fin. Un libro corto, tiene más relleno del que me gustaría, pero igual fue bueno y creo que sí seguiré con la saga. ♥

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13 reviews
March 7, 2023
+ Het verhaal is leuk en het boek leest vlot
+ Het voelt alsof het verhaal in het heden aan het gebeuren is/is gebeurd, waardoor er herkenbaarheden zijn die maken dat het boek “dichterbij” komt
+ Het is leuk dat het verhaal ook gaat over werken in de bibliotheek, verliefdheid, restaurantjes en evenementen…
- De karaktereigenschappen mochten iets meer uitgewerkt worden bijvoorbeeld: Heeft Penn ook meer dan de “leider” en het gemeenste zijn? Harper en haar overbezorgdheid… Daniel en Thea hebben wel uitgebreidere persoonlijkheidskenmerken
+ De scene’s met de moeder zijn interessant
- Het einde is wat abrupt: opeens mag ze in Capri blijven wonen en gaan Penn en Lexi gewoon weg?
+ Ik ben benieuwd hoe het komt dat Daniel niet betoverd wordt door hun gezang
- Minpunten voor de gory scenes tho, daar was ik niet altijd prepared voor
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May 14, 2020
En conclusión una segunda parte de una saga de cuatro que ha sido interesante leer, aunque me ha dado la sensación que no ha sido de suma importancia a la saga ya que parece ser que todo vuelve a empezar al terminar, no se si eso será bueno para el siguiente libro pero a mí por lo menos me ha dejado con ganas de más y de descubrir más sobre estas extrañas sirenas.
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January 28, 2018
A great continuation of the story. This is my kind of "magic" story, some of the genre can really bore me but I love the sexy yet scary mix. Really had me sucked into the story.
Can't wait to read the next one!
Great Read!
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October 11, 2012

Review also on my blog

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 ended up picking up and I started to really enjoy it as the story progressed.

I loved Gemma already in Wake and that’s still the case in Lullaby. She was still her fun, up-beat and stubborn self, but this time, she’s a full on mermaid, and that was interesting to read about. Harper and Gemma end up having a lot on their shoulders in this book though. With Gemma struggling to control herself and fight her evil-siren ways trying to come out, and Harper stressing over finding Gemma and bringing her back home, there ended up being a lot of tense moments. In the last book, I honestly thought Harper’s chapters were dull and boring in comparison to Gemma’s, but now I found myself enjoying them more, especially since there tended to be more Daniel. ;) But anyway, Harper really grew on me in this book and proved to be one hell of a tough girl with her perseverance to do whatever it took to get her sister back.

Daniel and Alex didn’t really stand out to me in Wake, and while I’m still not crazy about them, I did find myself growing onto them. And I’m really talking about Daniel. Alex was sweet, cute and nerdy, but Daniel was the one who really got my attention. There was barley any kissing (Mainly because there always had to be someone cock-blocking >.<), but there were still some hot tension with him and Harper. And may I just say that Marcy was so friggen awesome? I didn't pay much attention to her in the last book, but I just loved her dry humor and all her sarcastic remarks throughout Lullaby.

One of the main focuses of this book I’d have to say though was the mythology. We got plenty of it in Wake, but in this book, Hocking gets deeper and we get to know even more about the curse, and it was all very interesting. And seeing Gemma struggle with her siren compulsions was interesting too. Gemma really had to fight hard against them and proved to be one strong willed girl in the process.

Overall, I ended up really enjoying Lullaby, but I still thought something was missing. I’m not sure what it is, but there was something that had me struggle to enjoy this more than I would've liked to. The events leading towards the ending, though, were really intense. This was where the suspense really kicked in and had my heart pounding. Although, the last few pages just pissed me off. Yeah, I get that it was the right thing to do and blah blah blah, but I just felt like it was done to stir up more problems for the next book. Even though I won’t be looking forward to that… there are still some questions and some strings not tied up just yet that I’m looking forward to in book 3.

An ARC was provided by ATW Tours.
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1,015 reviews53 followers
July 14, 2013
If you have not read book one, Wake, I would recommend not reading this review until you have read the first.

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. And with action comes consequences, which leads up to this epic scene at the end! I'm honestly not sure how she did it, but Amanda Hocking raised the bar once again for this series (and for all of her novels). It's insane how much I loved LULLABY!

Gemma is my favorite character out of this series so far! She's defiant, brave, and will always stand up for the people she loves. Gemma is just a great character all around. Harper is another great character, but sometimes annoyed me (but not a whole lot.) In fact, all of the characters were great -- including the evil ones. And by evil ones, I mean the sirens. The three sirens were so much fun to read about! Even though they are the bad guys, I love to hate them and hate to love them.

The writing style of LULLABY sucked me into the story right away. I dived straight back into the world of the Watersong, and in it, the actions starts off with a bang immediately. The storyline drew me and wouldn't let me go until I had finished the novel. And now that I've finished LULLABY, I'm over here desperately wanting TIDAL so bad. Like, it's unreal.

And can I just add that the end scene is one of the best end scenes I've ever read. So much stuff happened, and lots of things were revealed, and I'M FEELINGS ALL THE FEELS. Seriously, LULLABY has made my list of Top 12 Books of 2012!

Overall, LULLABY was a great sequel on all levels. Amanda Hocking can do no wrong with YA novels! I highly recommend that you pick up this series! But prepared to be sucked in by the watersong.
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