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Siren's Song

(The Guardians #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Jule Welsh can sing. She enthralls people with her bel canto voice. But it takes more than practice to reach her level of exquisite song; it takes siren's blood running through her veins. Jule is starting her senior year at Cougar Creek High when her relatively normal world begins to resemble a roller coaster flying through a carnival scare house. Her mother is diagnosed ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press (first published February 18th 2014)
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Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An engaging, sweet, and truly lovely YA paranormal romance, Siren's Song was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book. From the sweet romance, to the shocking secrets, this book was wonderful. Loved it!

Jule was a great heroine. She was strong enough to hold her own in a difficult situation and clever enough to know when sacrifices were necessary. I appreciated that she was smart enough to consider anything when it came to finding out who was behind all the chaos and listened to her
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really didn't know what to expect with this one. To me, Heather McCollum = Hunky Highlanders, albeit with a dash of paranormal, but this? Contemporary. YA. Fantasy. It was so different, but so very, very good! I absolutely loved it!

Jule Welsh has always had a beautiful bel canto voice that entranced listeners, as did her mother. But then her mother went crazy and stopped singing, and started spouting nonsense about Jule not being safe with the people she's known all her life. And the new guy
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
bel canto (bĕl käntō)
A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.

[Italian : bel, bello, beautiful + canto, singing.]
Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, top-five-2014
Note: I was provided a copy of this book for review.

I am going to be vague and secretive because I don't want to give anything away because finding out is the best part of this book so you've been warned.

I adored this book, I simply adored it. There is no other way to explain it. The story McCollum has written is one that is filled with mystery and intrigue, and a brilliant combination of magic and reality that brings this paranormal romance to life.

From the beginning I was enthralled by the
Stephanie Ward
May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
'Siren's Song' is a totally enthralling young adult fantasy/paranormal novel that had me in it's grip from the very first words. It follows our heroine, Jule, who just happens to be a siren. Everything is going normal - as normal as it can get for someone like her who's a senior in high school - until everything turns upside down. Her mom is taken away because it's determined that she's insane, there's a creeper taking pictures of Jule for his stalkerish shrine to her, and now her voice is ...more
Title: Siren's Song

Author: Heather McCollum

Age Group: Teen/Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Series: Siren's Song, book one

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review--thanks so much, Heather!

This book was just wonderful. I loved everything about it--I loved the characters, the pacing, the paranormal elements.

Jule Welsh loves to sing, and boy, can she sing--she enchants people with her voice, literally. Her life is, for the most part,
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This is a splendid fairy tale of modern times. It's Jule's story, alias Julietta for the foreigners and her parents, which has an extraordinary gift: her voice is the equivalent of a singer opera, it conquered everyone's heart, but there is something else, this voice has its curse. And it's what we discovers in this book.

Jule is a girl like the others, or not really, not because of her voice but more because of her family. We learns later in the story certain details on her mother's case, who
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-ya, paranormal, ya

I saw the word 'siren' and was expecting the typical overtly sexy heroine who preys on men, but thankfully Siren's Song is a very different type of siren story. Julietta 'Jule' has an enthralling voice and an extremely complicated life.

Jule is a siren, but she doesn't know anything about sirens or the supernatural, and has no idea the power her voice holds.

Jule's Mum is ill, her Dad's stressed and her new neighbour Luke is kinda strange (he's also hot, mysterious and moody). The mystery element
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Im sorry but this book wasnt very good, it was like reading twilight but without the emotional value. This book contains the most common tropes in YA and was a very frustrating read. However the characters and writing style werent terrible, I feel as if Ive read the plot a million times before. The mystery aspect was good however very predictable and the romance was definitely insta love, love triangles are also included. The characters were well defined however not interesting or unique. Im ...more
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! It absolutely captivated me. The paranormal element is woven so seamlessly with the more grounded, reality-based aspects of the story. Rather than detracting from the strong human emotions of the story, it surprisingly adds to them. I spent hours sitting outside reading this book and biting my nails in anticipation of what would happen to the characters and how the plot would unravel. I was not disappointed. It was a long weekend well spent. I don't often read YA novels, but I truly ...more
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised by the utter fabulousness of this book. At first I was expecting the storyline to somehow tie into Greek mythology, since sirens as a part of "The Odyssey". But then it went a completely different direction and I couldn't stop reading! I just had to know what was coming next! The romance was totally swoon-worthy, despite the dark undertones of what was affecting the characters. The last few chapters had me frantically turning pages, needing to know how it would turn ...more
Stephanie Cowart
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just love a good YA paranormal! The characters are great and the mythology was interesting. It was a little slow in that it seemed to take Jule a really long time to figure out what was going on but I was interested enough to stick with it. It was pretty action packed after that and the ending was quite satisfying. Great read!
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Siren's Song is a lovely YA novel. The plot is complete with secrets galore, sweet romance and struggles to overcome. The characters of Luke and Jules are perfect for each other. Recommend for those who enjoy paranormal romances.

Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sirens Song is a bewitching novel. Like the Sirens of lore, McCollums writing will draw you in and never let go.

The Siren theme is a well used one but McCollum weaves a unique story all its own. Jule is a teenager whose life has been recently turned upside down. Her mother is battling mental illness and the worries of regular teenagedom are interwoven with her mothers celebrity and all the crazy that brings. Its clear there is a real family connection between Jule and her parents. I enjoyed
Selima Barzelai
Apr 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
I picked this book up because it sounded like a cool story: Jule, the young woman with the golden voice, falls for Luke,the hot new guy in town. The main problem with their relationship is that he has a tendency to want to kill her whenever he hears her sing, due to an age old curse inflicted upon him and his siblings by a warlock.
So how did this go wrong?
First of all: It pains me to say but Stephanie Meyer wrote it better. Yes, the booked is riddled with quotes and references to Twilight, but
Zara Lethallan
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
(I receieved this book for free, for an honest review)

This is one of the first times that I have read about Sirens. Most of the time when I think about Sirens they are creatures that live in the sea and cause boats to crash when they sing to the men on them. That is usually the tale behind these creatures. But this author, along with the story makes you think of them a different way.

One, they do not live near the sea or on the sea. In fact, that wasnt mentioned once in the book. I am not sure if
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jule Welsh has a voice to kill for. Literally! When she sings it puts people in a trance, everyone but Luke. Luke is the new kid in town and they both end up falling for each other. But Luke has a secret, when she sings he has the urge to kill her. He also has a brother and sister but they were born into different families again...Yes different families all siblings...They have been cursed. The person that cursed them, an old "Wizard" type ancestor of Jule Welsh. Now Jule and Luke (along with ...more
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading Heather's books from the beginning. My mom is really good friends with her mom and I would get Heather's books for Christmas, Birthdays, etc. However, even though I've really enjoyed her other books, this YA book I believe is Heather's true calling. I just couldn't put it down! That rarely happens with any book these days for me, but there I was after midnight still gripping my kindle in bed to read just "a few more minutes" until the end.
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a good, nice read. OMG starting it was so similar to the twilight saga the I was a bit WTF, but thanks god no glittering beings around. And I like a good opera singer! Or a opera singer to be :-)
Vote: 4 stars
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Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-review, own
Really liked this one. Review to come possibly in December when I'm on break from school.
Denise Boyd
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Really enjoyed this book, the story was compelling and I felt for the characters especially Jule. H
 Lori (Ficwishes)
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
The writing was decent and the story was engaging, but after the second direct Twilight quote, I knew that this was not a book that I can recommend.
Marjie Johnson
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A love story

I liked this book a lot. It is about love, trust and overcoming a sad horrible curse, it was uplifting and
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Heather McCollum is an award-winning, historical romance writer. With over twenty books published, she is an Amazon Best Seller and a Readers Choice winner.

The rugged beauty and rich history of Great Britain captivates Ms. McCollum each time she visits. The countrys history and landscape have been a backdrop for her stories since her very first book.

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