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Shriek

(The Legend of the Bean Sídhe #1)

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Sara Donovan is a banshee. Well, that's what her father says. Her mom just thinks she needs a good psychiatrist. When she wakes the morning after her eighteenth birthday screaming her head off outside some stranger's house, she's inclined to believe her dad's side of the story. She can't control her shrieks - not when they happen or who dies - but things could always be wo ...more
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published December 19th 2018 by Barry Books (first published 2018)

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Kristen Burns
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*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*

This book was kind of half about romance, half about banshees, and although I found the romance a little too sudden to really be believable, I enjoyed the banshee aspect!

This was the first book I’ve read about banshees, and it was an interesting take on the creature. The author used a lot of the Irish folklore about them, and I appreciated that the banshee aspect wasn’t completely overshadowed by
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Brenna Smith
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the very first chapter, I fell in love with the characters in Shriek. The storyline was engaging and suspenseful and the characters so well developed they felt like old friends by the time I finished. Sara and Ridley's relationship is complex and decidedly NOT cookie-cutter and Sara's experiences as a banshee are described in such a way as to feel relatable (if that's possible) and not a distant mythological experience. I simultaneously wanted to devour Shriek but to also bide my time with ...more
Melissa Fox
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: really-liked
Enjoyed this young adult supernatural story. Really connected with the characters and all the feels - growing up, developing feelings for a person some might think you aren't good for/aren't good for you but handling the emotion, conflict, and situations honestly and up front. All the while, of course, Sara deals with the fact an unseen and mysterious force takes over her body and voice at night! Great worldbuilding with mystery and intrigue, kept me wondering and trying to figure out, answering ...more
Annette
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a page turner ... you want to find out what is going to happen and you want to know now, so this slim novel is easily devoured. Great characters that you can identify with (even if you're older/younger/not a banshee!). With a little bit of mystery, suspense, romance and Irish legend come to life, you want to be personally involved in the story and my only complaint is one I have had with Jennifer's other books - they're over too soon and leave you wanting more!
Carol Oates
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer M. Barry couldn't have nailed driving in Ireland more perfectly or hilariously if she tried. It's clear the author knows her stuff about Ireland and folklore. This book twists and turns through a well thought out tale, bringing the reader of a roller-coaster of emotions along the way.
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Jennifer Barry started her entertainment career on a stage but ended up behind a keyboard. The writer’s life is much better suited to her introverted nature, but she uses her opera training at karaoke on occasion. She lives in Nashville with her hilarious Irish husband, Liam, who’s found moderate Internet fame among Jen’s Facebook friends and blog followers.

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