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Forgotten Lyrics

(Watersong #0.5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,726 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Don’t miss this imaginative new short story set in the magical world of Watersong—a realm of enchanting beauty…and terrifying secrets.

Aggie is a mythological creature on a secret mission.  Lydia is a young woman from a magical family with no real powers of her own. And Daniel is a high school boy who’s made it his duty to protect his deeply troubled older brother.  Then on
ebook, 60 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
It's a really good starting point for Watersong series.

Amanda Hocking never fail to amused me.
Perfect little intro to the Watersong Series! You get to learn more about Daniel and his accident. You also meet Lydia and Delias, who I am very intrigued by.

I really liked Daniel's character in Wake, so I was happy to have more background on his story. Even more excited to continue this series now!
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great back story on Daniel! Loved it. I feel like the events in this story will begin important in future books.
Ari ☾
Two Stars
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
While it probably should have taken me to read a 60 page story in about 2-3 hours or less, I kinda extended it a bit (well, in this case, a few days). Just trying to balance my scales in a way. :) But I'll admit, a shortstory is always a nice break from a chapter book every once in awhile.

Forgotten Lyrics is a shortstory novel that is based on the first book of the Watersong series, Watersong. It gives a basic history about Daniel and the Sirens from Watersong. No spoilers from that book if you
Lynda Tatad
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it

Though offered for a free read for a short time on the publisher's website,
I decided to splurge on this short story for the whopping price of $1.99. ;-)

This is a good read for immediately after reading Wake!

This short story is more of a prequel to Wake, and goes into more detail about what happened to Daniel and Aggie prior to the events in Wake. Aggie was originally part of the Sirens, and is looking for a way out. We meet young Lydia Panning and her grandmother Delia in this story. Lydia i
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I almost skipped this but glad I didn’t. I hope this means there’s going to be more supernaturals in the next book, or at least more about Delia and Lydia.
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
I think Amanda Hocking is an incredible Author which is why I am literally shocked that she would actually put this Novella out. It's not that the storyline is bad or how she writes the Characters, but what is "not" in the Novella. It is missing so much that while I was reading it I literally had to keep checking to see if I was still reading an Amanda Hocking book! It is lacking in so many areas. Not to mention that there really isn't much to this Novella at all that there is absolutely no need ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: watersong
I liked it. Since I haven't read the rest of the series I can't really say if it provides any insight but it was good.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
I accidently found Forgotten Lyrics on Wattpad and I thought it sounds interesting. Even though a plot is a bit confuzing because I haven’t read Watersong series yet, this prequel can be read on its own. The book is actually pretty short, maybe the book is not a good name, better would be short story. Anyway, I really enjoyed it and now I want to read Watersong series. If I got it right, plot in Forgotten Lyrics takes place five years before the plot of Wake, first book in the Watersong series.

Ruth Latreia
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's basically no reason not to give a 5 star
Azura Chan
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book
Just a short glimpse on how Daniel got the scars and how Aggie had died. Not much to chew on.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really great short story, I've not read the series it belongs to and it still all makes perfect sense, and has a complete story arc. There are obviously ends that will be better tied up in the series itself, but it all works so well as it is. The main characters are convincing, and the magic/supernatural system intriguing if not unique. I didn't want to put it down - but at the same time was slightly annoyed with some of the slower plot points, like how they don't seem to do anything for like ...more
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: low-fantasy
There is nothing interesting about the novella. Daniel's accident could have been mentioned in the book itself instead of writing a novella. Certain things haven't been explained so yeah. I'm not very satisfied with the book.
Fernanda Gava
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a little piece of the story 5 years before. It shows that the mermaids had already crossed paths with some of the main characters.
Sylvs (NOVELty)
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm just guessing the day I finished this. But I think it was before I read Wake (Watersong #1)
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really like it. Its got me pumped and excited to read on.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just ok

This was not a terribly exciting read, but not awful. It was definitely a quick read, hope the rest of the series is better.
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great way to begin the story!!! This series is one of my favorites!!!
Apr 28, 2020 added it
I loved this novella!
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Such a treat! Forgotten Lyrics, a short novella by Amanda Hocking, feels almost like a teaser for the soon-to-be-released Lullaby (Watersong #2) rather than a standalone story. For fans who have been waiting for the sequel to Wake, this definitely helps you get back into the Watersong 'verse as the countdown to Lullaby begins.

Be warned though: Forgotten Lyrics is VERY short. I finished it in less than an hour. Don't expect more than an appetizer for Lullaby.

It was great to finally learn the ba
Lindsay Mead
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
This is a novella in the Watersong Series by Amanda Hocking. I believe you can read this at any point in the series. Being a novella, it is short. You can read it in a day or a few hours. It was a nice story and easily the best part of it were the characters Lydia and her grandmother. They are new to the series and they give us a glimpse at what else may exist in this world. Overall the story felt more like the middle of a novel. Things happen, it's interesting, but there isn't a significant poi ...more
Lovey Dovey Books
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Forgotten Lyrics is the perfect novella to introduce readers to the world of Amanda Hocking's Watersong Series! Even readers who have already gotten a taste from the first book in the series, Wake, will benefit from the back story that Forgotten Lyrics provides in suspenseful and dangerous tones.

Forgotten Lyrics takes us back five years, highlighting a fateful event briefly mentioned in Wake. The emphasis on the accident that left Daniel with scars on his body, and a deep understanding for the
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
As you probably know this is a short story that is set before the events of the first novel of Wake in the Watersong series but you don't have to necessarily have read Wake to read this but you would recognise some characters and know what's going on.

As mentioned above Forgotten Lyrics: A Watersong Story by Amanda Hocking is set before Wake (three years to be exact) and follow three different point of views which are Aggie, Lydia and Daniel. You would already know Daniel and Aggie if you had rea
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-published
What I liked:
-Daniel. Daniel is by far my favorite character in this entire series, and I was really glad to be able to get a story about him—even if it was a short one. I liked his devotion to his brother, and I felt like they probably had a solid, strong relationship with each other. I was sad to have to read about him losing his brother John, but I was mostly just intrigued that even as a fifteen year old kid, he wasn’t really affected by the siren’s song. That was interesting, and I hope it
Brian John
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I really liked this short story from the Watersong Series. It is kind of a prequel from Wake because it happens five years before it. I like the characters and the plot because it really helps with clarifying with some of the mysteries in the first book.

I also liked Lydia and Delia because they were very helpful and I was also introduced to witches from the series. I also got to know Aggie a.k.a Arista. It was quite confusing at first when you read the first book without knowing Arista but in t

Amy Fournier
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Wake and I am one of those people who loves novellas and short stories within a series, so I knew I wanted to read this. This takes place before Wake and it was really great to get to know some things about before, and how things came to be the way they are in Wake.

We get to know Daniel and Lydia, but the story I think is really about Aggie. Daniel is very mature for his age and is trying to watch out for his brother. Tragedy strikes, and after all is said and done, Daniel can'
Brittani (Hope, Faith & Books)
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
You can find more reviews, along with this one on my blog Hope, Faith & Books

I enjoyed this. So this is a very short Novella. It takes place 5 years before Wake starts (except in the epilogue where its present time to where Wake starts). I really liked getting to know more about Daniel and Aggie, the girl of which Gemma takes the place of in Wake. We find out how Daniel went through a trauma when he was fifteen and lost someone close to him. And how Aggie, went out on her own for a while, and th
Cassie C
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great prequel to the Watersong series. This novella fills us in on the back-story of Daniel (that hunkalicious man haha), and the night of the boating accident. It also introduces us to Lydia Panning, who works at the library with Marcy, if I remember correctly. Amanda Hocking sucks the reader right back into the Watersong world, and leaves you gasping for air. We are finally told what happened to Aggie, the girl that Gemma is supposed to "replace" in Wake. I thought it was ...more
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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

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Watersong (4 books)
  • Wake (Watersong, #1)
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