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(Fallen Siren #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  753 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She’s sacrificed. He’s suffered. They’ve both been betrayed.
Now it’s time for a reckoning.
Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She’s a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one
Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Roc
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Warning: this review contains spoilers. Deal with it.

I’m such an emotional wreck, it’s completely ridiculous. As I started reading the very first lines of this book, I just knew the authors were up to no good. I just knew one of the two people involved wouldn’t be the one I wanted them to be. Talk about being sucker-punched! And don’t think it stopped there. It went on and on and on throughout the book and there I was, a nervous wreck with a broken heart and my stomach in knots. All that becaus
Sandy Williams
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves the Shadow Reader books
Shelves: sandy-recommends
I finished this book in less than 24 hours, and when I turned the last page, I said, "Shit."
Shit, because I have to wait forever for the next book. Ugh!
It's rare these days that I find a book I can't put down. But from the second I started reading, I was sucked right back into the story and into Emma's life. I also remembered how much I love Zack. They're so good together. They banter, compliment each other's skills, trust each other. They're a great couple, even while they're not a couple.
Emma is a siren who was cursed thousands of years ago by the goddess Demeter for not preventing Hades from kidnapping her daughter Persephone. Emma and her sisters have spent their whole lives trying to atone for their mistake in the hope that they will achieve redemption and be allowed to return to their home. As part of their punishment they are forbidden from falling in love, if they do their partner will suffer Demeter's wrath. Emma is working as an FBI agent and has a strong bond with her w ...more
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I loved the first volume and I confess that I could not wait to get into this one when it came out. The previous volume did not end necessarily well as (it’s said in the synopsis) Zack forgot over his relationship with Emma.

It was a pretty heartbreaking ending, especially when we know the feelings of the young woman and the reasons behind all that.
Monroe Emma is cursed, and this fact is reflected in her everyday life. Having accepted (or is this the case?) to
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
For some reason this series doesn't stick with me between books but it didn't take too long to remember the basic framework: Emma is a Siren trying to earn redemption from the goddess Demeter for failing to rescue Persephone, and so now Emma's task is to find the missing or the kidnapped as an FBI agent. As part of the Demeter's punishment, Emma's not allowed to fall in love and it's a death sentence for the guy who falls in love with her, so she's wiped the memory of her partner Zack so he doe ...more
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this series with book one and the second installment did not disappoint. Even better than the first!
My favorite character... Kallistos! He is the ancient vampire that we met in book one. The steam is definitely taken up a notch between Kallistos and our fallen siren Emma. He is a character that you know you can't trust but at the same time you can't help to be drawn to him. He is mysterious, dangerous and has an exuberant amount of sex appeal. Emma, a Siren who has needs and
All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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remember ripping through the first in the Fallen Siren series, reading it like someone was likely to come up behind me at any moment and rip it out of my hands. RECKONING was good, but it wasn’t quite the same level of desperate need to read.

RECKONING has a strong plot and an engaging mystery that kept me guessing until the very end, just elaborate enough to entice but not so overly convoluted. My favorite characters were there and I loved them just as mu
This was really good! The first one was as well and this just added another layer to the story. I really like Emma and I feel so bad for the situation she's in. It's hard to fathom her ever having a HEA. Zack is all sorts of hotness and Kalistos is too. You can't help but love the characters and want the best for them. Now the ending: (view spoiler)
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Taking off five months after the events in book one, Cursed, the siren known as Special Agent Emma Monroe is trying to move on from the man she loves, her partner/werewolf Zack. Emma is trying with a loveless relationship with vamp king Kallistos. Zack is irritated by the romance and is irked with the feeling he’s missing something. Of course if he knew his erased memories of time spent with Emma was the cause, how would he react? Oh guys…. I feel so much for both Emma and Zack. That bitch godde ...more
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
This book was similar to book one but with a little more time spent on Emma's personal life.

First of all, I don't enjoy the mythology tie-in as the goddess Demeter seems cruel and unforgiving. She punished Emma and 2 other sirens for allowing Persephone to get captured but there doesn't seem to be an end to the punishment. Emma has been atoning for her mistake for a century but nothing seems to cool the goddess ire.

Emma and Zack are investigating a case where young girls are going missing from a
Apr 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf, vampires, shifters, own
I'll go with 3.5 stars

I really, really don't like the Goddess Demeter, she's a real bitch. She enjoys torturing Special Agent Emma Monroe, who is a fallen siren, and her two sisters, because they allowed Persephone to be kidnapped by Hades. She also cursed Emma, in that if she falls in love, the lovee is killed.

Zack her FBI partner, a werewolf, knows that Emma won't get involved, and there is a reason, but Emma isn't saying. So the sexual tension is high.

Vampire politics also raises its ugly hea
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can a centuaries old siren be so guileless, idealistic & impulsive? Emma really needs to get over the warewolf. I don't understand his apeal. He's such a boring character to me even the "sexual tension" is lacking. That's not to say the series doesn't have charectors I find interesting. I enjoy Liz, Emma, Simon, & Calistos. Team Vamp all the way. I will continue the series. I rate this book 5 stars. ...more
How many centuries of suffering is enough for one mistake? Apparently, the gods can hold a vicious grudge and Demeter is not through with Emma, the Earthbound Siren, as the amazing writing team that calls themselves S. J. Harper brilliantly and painfully point out in Reckoning.

Emma and her partner, Zach, a werewolf, are FBI agents; the case involves the mysterious disappearance of three teens. Is it a slave ring? Prostitution? Or is it something even more sinister? When all clues lead to a conne
There is something about the Fallen Siren Series that sucks you in. My personal opinion, its the magical writing team of Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein that make up S. J. Harper.

Emma Monroe and her partner Zach must solve multiple kidnappings. Young girls have gone missing and they must connect all the clues before its too late. The deeper they investigate, the more Emma and Zach realizes it must connect to the paranormal community.

Emma is suffering with her separation from Zach. To save
Barb Lie
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reckoning by S.J. Harper is the second book in her Fallen Siren series. I really enjoyed the first book, with a fun, sexy and entertaining story. I was anxiously awaiting this book to see if this great team of Emma and Zack would continue. I am happy to say this was just as good as the first.

In case you have not read the first book, here is a brief description of the series: Emma Monroe is our heroine. Emma is Siren back in the days of the goddess Demeter, when she and other sirens were punished
I love, love, love this series!!! There is so much going on and so many awesome levels. It has been a little while since the last book in the series, and I have forgotten a few things about the last book. There are plenty of reminders along the way, so if you did not read the first book, you will get caught up. But I definitely recommend reading the whole series in order.

Emma is a fabulous kick butt chick. I love that she is a Siren, I have always been a big fan of Greek mythology. This gives ne
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think I actually ended up liking RECKONING a tad bit more than book 1. I was really able to connect to the characters and story, not having to play catch-up with the background and world building was nice. I really enjoyed the mystery behind the case Emma and Zack were working. The authors did a great job of keeping me guessing.

Love interests: Interesting enough, Emma is 'dating' Kallistos , the vampire king, when the books starts off. They have a nice arrangement going, but to me it felt a l
Oh, that Demeter is one nasty, cruel goddess. I knew it was too good to be true and I was right. Near the end of the book she offers Emma a gift but it was really a cruel joke. Nasty, nasty spiteful goddess. Poor Emma. For thousands of years she's been punished for one mistake. I sometimes doubt if Demeter will ever forgive or allow Emma to return home. Though, with the life she's made on Earth, she might find it hard to walk away from her mortal life.

"Reckoning" is an apt title in many respects
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2014
I enjoyed the second book in the Fallen Sire series more than the first and I think a lot of that comes from the fact that the writing and the world seem to flow much easier now. Even though there were aspects of the book I wasn’t fond of *coughKallistoscough*, I still couldn’t put the book down. I really love Zack in this book and the entire time I am rooting for him to win whatever it is he wants to win. Emma is a bit better although I’m still not feeling the ancient creature vibe from her. I ...more
RachelW (BamaGal)
Jul 23, 2014 marked it as maybe
Maybe. I read the first book just three months ago and am having serious trouble remembering plot basics. Not good.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I did not like the ending of this!! But the rest of it was good!
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favourites
Loved this even more than the first book!
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I hated the beginning and was moved mightily by the ending.
Cynthia Nichols
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read this one because I'd been pleasantly surprised by book #1, but in this outing I had the "mystery" figured out by about page 45 as it had been heavily telegraphed in the previous installment. Also I'm all for a good sex scene as much as the next person, but found this all pretty heavy-handed. If you are really into paranormal / forbidden romance / etc. then it will probably be worth your while to continue on but as for me, I'm heading back over to my usual genres. Cheers y'all. ...more
Fate's Lady
Feb 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
ETA: Just discovered that this series is written in part by known scammer Lori James.

In the first book Emma seemed strong and capable, but in this one she comes across more and more as a whiny damsel. I think part of that is the tone the narrator chooses to take, but either way I was barely affected by the meant-to-be-heartbreaking twist.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Special Agent Emma Monroe is an FBI agent who finds missing children – both as a profession and as a curse laid on the siren by Demeter in revenge for her failure to find Persephone. As part of that curse, Emma may not be happy, may not fall in love.

And love is not what she shares with Kallistos, the vampire king who shares her bed, though they certainly have fun. Less fun is her FBI partner Zack, werewolf, professional, fellow agent – and ex lover. If he could remember it – unknown to him they
Ken Liljengren
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was good!

Thank You S.J.Harper

Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yupe, totally enjoyable.
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Johanna Parker is the only reason why I bought this audiobook and listened to it. Ok story.
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S.J. Harper is the pen name for the writing team of Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein, two friends who met at Comic-Con in San Diego and quickly bonded over a mutual love of good wine, edgy urban fantasy, and everything Joss Whedon.

Samantha Sommersby left what she used to call her “real life” day job in the psychiatric field to pursue writing full-time in 2007. She is the author of more than

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