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Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published June 19th 2017 by Gruh Entertainment Inc.
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Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Story ⭐️⭐️
Three sirens are send above to the human world to fulfill a quest they got from their queen. When they swim to the surface they are surprised to see oil and the three of them are separated.
I didn't like the story, it was kind of predictable and flat. I probably won't continue to read this series.

Characters ⭐️⭐️
This was the description of the female: "All were beautiful beyond what earthly humans are capable of comprehending. All three were intelligent and at the top of their school.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scrabble-march


The prologue was an attention grabber, but the first few chapters started off slow and are pretty heavy with information dumping. Rather than relaying past events some things could be shown with flashbacks later in the book. Despite the rough beginning the book quickly recaptured the readers attention as the 3 sirens each wind up on land for the first time in different scenarios.

I was glad to have a description of what it looked like when a tail of a merma
Kirsty ❤️
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I picked this book from netgalley as I wasdrawn to the mermaid angle. I was a bit disappointed with it. It's a fairly short book and with three female leads and the points of view of several other characters the book ended up losing a lot of description. The mermaids are washed up on the Hollywood shores and are split up. Lorelei ends up befriending a supermodel, Milissine a marine biologist son of a recording-mogul and poor Seanne is arrested and thrown in an asylum. 

This is the character where
Sep 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received this book via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, I can't help but DNF it.

The writing is very "in your face", no subtlety whatsoever.
Everything is a superlative, grandiose, gorgeous, a masterpiece.
The character descriptions are very superficial, there is no nuance, everyone just has a "hot bod" and whatever exaggerated trait the author thought would sound sexy.
The world building is cheesy and puerile.

This book made me cringe at almost every s
Amy Leigh
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
It took me forever to finish this book because I couldn't get into it. The cover is absolutely gorgeous but the story is all over the place. The prologue is great and draws you in showing that this author actually has the potential to write an amazing novel but instead they took a shortcut and used "filler" instead til the last couple chapters and epilogue. The scene talked about in the prologue doesn't even show up again til the end of the book. It had a lot of promise but I found myself fallin ...more
I want to thank NetGalley and Gruh Entertainment, Inc. for providing me with a review copy to read and review. I was drawn in by the cover and the subject matter of mermaids. I love a good mermaid tale.
Mermaid/Siren books are always fun for me to read. They bring back my childhood memories of watching Disney's The Little Mermaid, which had some similarities to The Siren Chronicles. We've got Mermaids coming to land, not knowing what to do, and trying to navigate human life. We also had some dang
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, fantasy
True Rating 3.5 stars!

I love to read stories about mermaids and sirens. So, when I had a chance to read The Siren Chronicles, I was all over it. The idea behind The Siren Chronicles was quite interesting. Three mermaids/sirens were to go on an Earthquest and hopefully be able to solve the question of why the mermaids and mermen were getting sick and dying before their time. Something was affecting their city, Oceanna, and the origin of the mysterious disease was beyond their walls. These three m
Miriam Giorgi
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Complete review at the following link (and there is also a giveaway currently running on my blog) --->

Our three protagonists are Lorelei, Seanne and Millisine who are sent on a mission on land to find out what is the cause of the diseases that are spreading in their world.

They are three very courageous mermaids and each one with a talent to themselves, but at some point on their voyage, not far from the coast, meet a puddle of oil polluting the water. Not
1 why did I read this star.

This book was an erratic, sporadic, frustrating mess. I would constantly be asking myself “what is happening!?” and “what is the purpose of this!?” The first several chapters were poorly detailed and did not give me an idea to what the plot was, a clear setting or relatable characters. I felt as if I was thrown into the story with no lifeboat, no direction or sense. There was no character development. The introduction to the plotline occurred 77% into the book, which l
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
I received this ebook ARC from Net Galley and Gruh Entertainment Incorperated in exchange for an honest review. What can I say? I'm fascinated with all things mermaid/merman. This is obviously going to be a series. Not only is it called Sirens with Book One after it, but the story ends in a cliffhanger. I did enjoy reading this, as it was thorouhly engaging. Three stars means "I liked it". Four stars means that "I really liked it". I couldn't give The Siren Chronicles another star because even t ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and was excited about getting to read it since I absolutely love mermaids.

Seanne, Millisine, and Lorelei are tasked with an "earth quest" to find out what is making the mermaids who venture outside of their home sick. They've been training for it their whole lives and are elated to be able to finally prove themselves great warriors and to put to use all of the knowledge that they've learned about humans.

But something goes wrong and they end
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Link to my blog:

I was lucky enough to be able to read this book thanks to Netgalley.

Well holy moly I am so pleased this book was what I was expecting! I loved this book! The writing style, the multiple POV, the realism of it all. Well, apart from (view spoiler) but hey, we needed some evil bad guys right! I loved the character development, the way each character adapted to their si
Emily Ross
Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley.

This follows three mermaids as they set off to fulfil a quest given to them by their Queen. The book follows them as they are separated, and you follow all three of them during their separation. The prologue and the first few chapters were great, but after that it just went very boring and predictable. It felt like the plot paused between 10% and 80% so we could look at the three mermaids to understand that Seanne is
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
I've read alot of mermaid books, so when I saw this on netgalley, I just had to read it..... little did I know I was about to get into this...... book. It was slow. It didn't catch my attention. I am surprised I could finish it. The mermaids weren't even interesting. This is a book that could be subject to personal opinion. So may love it, it just wasn't for me ...more
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads Synopsis:
While leading the clean up of the worst oil spill in California history, Marine Biologist Elias Courtney stumbles upon the unthinkable. The beautiful young woman, washed up on the desecrated beach, tangled in the black seaweed, is still alive, but barely. What would possess someone to enter these black poisonous waters, the cause of so many innocent creatures’ demise?!! For that matter, how IS she still alive? How long has she been under the water? As Courtney would soon find
My Thoughts:
This was a quick and easy read. It was also an enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend this book to mermaid fans.

Rating: 3.5/5


The mermaids:
I had a tough time distinguishing between the different mermaids. I had to go back to the initial descriptions of them to remember their features and connect them to their names. They are all described as incredibly beautiful, highly intelligent, and very athletic. I thought this basic description made them a little bit boring.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok, let me start off by saying I am incredibly honoured to be participating in this book tour!.
On with the review. The sirens or mermaids, however, you wish to call them are on a mission and along the way they acquire human friends. The topics this book deals with and touches on are oil spills, domestic abuse, love and the myth on mermaids. Sloan's writing style is for middle school children so I found it odd that it was talking about domestic abuse and love because you usually find this in you ...more
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs-read
Mermaids are a fantasy angle that is far less popular than werewolves, vampires and other changelings, making it a realm which needs much investigating. Thankfully, I am not alone in that thought.

This is a very simply written and rather short dip into the realm, but that really isn’t surprising as it is the first of a series. It opens with a rather sinister scene, which sets the stage for a phenomenal book and has the reader looking forward to more, so very much more. However, the entire prelude
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Siren Chronicles
Douglas J. Sloan

What it's all about...

Mermaids Seanne, Millisine and Lorelei must leave their ocean the way...their home is literally downsized to a clamshell...and try to save their world and the human world. They leave the ocean together but due to a massive oil spill in LA...they are separated and land in three separate places...with a young oceanographer, a famous model and her young daughter and in a fraternity house! They need to find their way back to each
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
“He smiled, knowing that Lorelei responded first with her heart, then allowed her mind to catch up.” -Douglas J. Sloan, The Siren Chronicles

Three stunning Sirens on a quest to save their oceans and its inhabitants walk on land for the first time. The Siren Chronicles, written by Douglas J. Sloan, is a story split three ways by three very diverse Sirens and the journey they make individually and together that could save their watery world and ours. Although this book was an easy read and quick to
Whitney Morris
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
The story follows three mermaids sent on an earth quest. Lorelei, Millisine and Seanne end up separated and most of the story is about them finding each other again.

While I enjoyed the story and found the premise intriguing I had a few issues with the writing style. I felt there was an over use of describing words and especially at the beginning the author told us a lot of things instead of showed them to us. We were constantly being told how stunning the tree mermaids were and how intelligent t
Krizelle (cakefacereader)
I requested this book for review but this won’t impact how I feel about the story. Lately I’ve been dying for some pirate and mermaid stories so I was beyond excited to start this one. Many concepts in this book are fantastic but there are also some things that could use a bit of work. In the beginning of the story the reader is bombarded with information on each of the three main characters. Their strengths and weaknesses as well as their pasts, things they like and don’t like, etc. Personally ...more
Nov 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
The Siren Chronicles follows three sirens or mermaids as they journey from their familiar undersea world to the surface for the right of passage known as the "Earthquest." During this journey, they get separated and encounter different types of humans, some nicer than others. The book goes all over the place. It opens up with a scene in the prologue that isn't even revisited until the end of story. One of the primary purposes for the sirens making this journey was to figure out why their underse ...more
Carlos Mock
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
The Siren Chronicles Book 1

Seanne, Lorelei, and Millisine are three mermaids sent by the Empress of Oceanna to find what has been sickening the mermaid colony. As the mermaids are about to enter the human world, they are separated by a horrible oil spill off the coast of California. They spend the book trying to find each other.

This is the first installment of what will be a series of stories that will chronicle the mermaid world and their interaction with humans.

Unfortunately, the book is poorl
Suzanne Gunter McClendon
Imagine being ordered away as you see someone devouring your parents. Or, walking along the beach and finding someone practically on death’s door, covered in seaweed. Or, waking up in a frat house with people staring at and pawing on you. Or, crying in a cave.

Imagine a whole lot more than that! The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan offers a great deal of excitement as three mermaids embark on their earth quest. Each one faces challenges as they learn to maneuver themselves on land and deal wi
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copies
Original review is from here

When Marine Biologist Elias Courtney is cleaning up. What is the worst oil spill in California History, he stumbles up on the unthinkable. A beautiful young woman is washed up on the desecrated beach. She is tangled in the black seaweed. She is still alive, but won’t survive for long without any help. Why would someone jump in disgusting black oily water? Without air? As Elias Courtney will find out, she has been living her entire life underwater. Actually, this is th
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review-books
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Madison Vessels
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
The premise of this book is fantastic. I LOVE mermaids and try to read whatever I can find on them. That being said, there were a few things I took issue with. The descriptions for everyone in the books are. . . well too good to be true. I am fine with the mermaids being better looking, smarter, stronger. .etc. .they Aren't Human. But the human characters being dream like, rich, perfect? its a bit too much having the entire book essentially being about supermodels. .

That aside, there were tons
Maxximum Reads
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok I'll be honest I was a little skeptical at first only because when you think of mermaids and magic you either end up with Ariel or the crazy evil ones from Harry Potter. I was pleasantly surprised and loved this new epic adventure twist on what we are usually presented. The introductory to the book was set on tortoise speed for longer than I would have liked however once you pass through it the book really picks up and becomes quite addicting. I would describe this as epic fairy tale meets Th ...more
Emily Beaver
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: blog-reviews
NetGalley Review

This book, by far, failed to even reach my expectations.

Firstly, I had the impression that I was reading a young adult series, not a middle grade or children's book. The vocabulary was juvenile and weak. It was more tell than show. The writing could've been much stronger if the sentences weren't so dry and choppy.

Secondly, the characters fell flat. Besides a few physical descriptions, we don't really know that much about them. The story was told in the third person, which is whe
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