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The Siren's Realm

(The Tethering #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  28 reviews
The war has begun.

The Dragons are gaining power, and the Gray Clan stands alone. Desperate to find a way to stop the Pendragon, Emilia is forced to seek answers from someone who hasn't been seen in seventeen years… Her mother. Embarking on a magical journey filled with witches, wizards, centaurs and a dangerous and powerful Siren, Jacob and Emilia must take a leap of fait
ebook, 242 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Ink Worlds Press (first published April 27th 2015)
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Miranda Shanklin
This book was a great continuation of the story. I loved seeing the growing relationship between Emilia and Jacob. Moving forward learning to depend on each other and work together is shown very well in this story.

The fact that they are so accommodating to each other is a little to perfect for me though. They are teenagers and they always just go along with each other. I would like to see them assert their own personalities and have to work through some conflict. I am hopeful that will be comin
Review to come.
K.S. Marsden
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After rescuing his best friend from the Dragons, Jacob and Emilia not only have to come to terms with suddenly being forced to grow up; but the magical and unbreakable connection between them. But time to recover is a luxury they don't have. Forced to go into hiding for their own protection, Emilia and Jacob decide to track down the one person that might know how to stop the Pendragon - Emilia's long-lost mother.

I am really enjoying this series. I've been looking forward to The Siren's Realm eve
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).

(This review may contain spoilers).

Although this book is the second in a series, I found it easy to follow... though it was hard not to read about a red-haired character named Molly and not picture Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter books/films.

I felt a lot of sympathy for Emilia and Jacob in this book, especially at the beginning. I liked the fact that, although they were really close friends, it was still hard for Jaco
Sunshine Somerville
This is a really great sequel. It continues the story right away without a lot of need for recap, but there are enough reminders sprinkled in so that you don't forget where everything left off. The characters are familiar with a few new ones thrown into the mix - I was thrilled to see more of the centaurs. The super-complicated relationship between the two main characters doesn't feel at all like drama for the same of drama - there are real life dangers that keep away any teen angst element. And ...more
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sadly I haven't had the pleasure of reading The Tethering, but I think I picked up the story easily enough in The Siren's Realm. Due to this, I had no idea how they where tethered, other than a rescue attempt, this did take me a little while to figure out. I believe this does stand alone extremely well, but is even better after reading the first book - I guess.

The story is well told, and at a very steady pace, neither too fast or slow. And the characters, are well thought out and developed. Sadl
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, I must say I am glad there was not a long wait since reading the first book in this series. This book was a little different to the first, with more emphasis on magic, and I feel the story was told more from Emilia's side. The second half of the book really amped up the action, which was really enjoyable.
More depth to characters and backstory was introduced, without detriment to the pace of the story. There certainly were sufficient twists to keep me happy, with a somewhat unexpected endin
Elle Morgan
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A really enjoyable story following directly on from book one where I was left utterly desperate to find out what happened. Did not disappoint! Except when I got to the end and now have to go through the same emotions while waiting on book three lol

I loved the introduction of some more of the magical creatures from the world, and also some mystical figures that the reader gets to learn about along with Jacob as the story unfolds. Can't wait for more!
Barbara Mooring
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing Read

I know this series is geared toward younger people, yet it holds the reader spellbound no matter their age. I recommend this to anyone ready for adventure. You can't help but fall in love with the hero and heroine.
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super interesting

I hope there will be more in this story. It’s intriguing and kept me turning the page. I am left wanting to know more.
Dyane Basinger
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Second book

Enjoyable read, lock down means looking for titles or authors I have not come across before. This series is one of those, am already on book three.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent sequel to the story. Great arc and believable characters. Cant wait for more!
Brittany Zimmerman
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Okay, I may be in danger of having things thrown at me here, but I gotta say I felt a little let down by THE SIREN'S REALM by Megan O'Russell. Not that it was written badly, or that there was a bad flow to the story, that is NOT THE CASE. I like the characters well enough, even if from book 1, THE TETHERING, I immediately related them to cha
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review...**

They were only children when they found each other but even then they were inseparable. When Emilia is injured during a childhood accident and then heals before Jacob's very eyes, she's forced by magic-kind law to leave him, though she promises him that someday she'll return and leaves with him one of her most prized possessions.

She keeps her promise to him. Years later she returns and introduces him to a wor
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


If you've read my review of The Tethering you'll know that I enjoyed it and I was excited to move onto the sequel, however I did have a lot of problems with it. I'm happy to say that I liked The Sirens Realm a lot more!

This book expanded on a lot of things I found intriguing in the first book but didn't think were developed as well as t
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I liked: Compared to The Tethering, The Siren's Realm was more fleshed out in terms of how things in book one affected and followed the characters in book two. We also see how the characters and decisions affect what's happening in the story in what felt like a way that we didn't get in the first book. The choices that Jacob and Emilia make in this book will undoubtedly have consequences in the future that the author is already planning, especially what they had to do to get to the siren's ...more
Maghon Thomas
I haven't read book one, and I think this hurt me. The story is great, but I know there are things that are important that I should have known going into this. With that said, the story is still great. A lot of guilt and brain racking goes on for past occurrences. I felt bad for Jacob and Emilia. And now with war coming and loved ones gone and missing, and I also sense a lot of past experiences that are hindering their relationship with each other.

Emilia is a strong woman, but she has a lot of
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the first!
This is another home run for Megan O'Russell. Once more she has written a story that just draws you in and captivates you m, keeping you turning page after page. This is the continuation of Emilia and Jacob's story and moves along at a much faster pace than the previous book. I really loved the evolving relationship between the two characters. It's definitely not all rainbows and sunshine though. After what Jacob did in the last story, there are devastating repercussio
Amy Shelton
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.**
Emilia and Jacob are left to pick up where they left off, after killing several people. They know that their world isn’t going to be safe for long and that the dragons will be back, searching for them, and fighting them. Jacob and Emilia are tethered together, unable to live without one another, able to feel what the other feels. Will Emilia admit that she loves Jacob, even without bei
Susanne Matthews
Megan's done it again. The Siren Realm continues the story of Jacob and Emilia, young wizards a la Harry Potter who must defend their world from evil magicians who would use their powers to destroy other magickind, as well as humans, and rule the world, but as is often the case in YA novels, the two must strike out on their own to accomplish the next step to end the danger. In Book 2, we see a more mature Jacob, still desperately in love with Emilia, the girl he's bound to for life by the Tether ...more
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“It’s gone,” she whispered, holding out her left hand. A hand without a trace of gold.
Emilia and Jacob are trying to find a way to stop the Dragons. After being captured and subsequently tethered to Jacob by her father, Emile LeFay, the Pendragon, leader of the Dragons, Emilia feels as if life holds no meaning other than being scared. The only person she wants to be near is the one person she’s being avoided by. Jacob loves her and always has but her doesn’t want her love to come from the feelin
Katy Sauer
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book even better than the first in the series ( click to see my review ). A lot of the basic world building was done but the continued addition of details felt very natural. I got to know both Emilia and Jacob much more. Through the book I empathized with Emilia far more than in the first. The story is told a bit more from her perspective so I was able to understand the thoughts behind some of her actions. The other characters in the book were still just as interesting. I’m interest ...more
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
In this book, we learned a lot more about the magical world which I appreciated. Both Jacob and Emilia were also forced to confront their relationship that has completely changed with the tethering. The two of them striking out on their own adventure gives them room to grow and I think they each developed a little bit. At times the characters felt a little younger than their portrayed age and others older.

Once again, this was a story that sucked me in and had me finishing the book in just a few
Rocky Rochford
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Siren’s Realm – Book 2 of The Tethering

Yet another must read by Megan O’Russell

Having received a second advanced reading copy, from the author Megan O’Russell, this time book 2 of the Tethering Series, it was time to revisit some old friends, as their adventures in the realm of magic and more, got underway once more.

Sometimes, a lot of times, writing a good sequel to an already good first book, can be hard, and writing a great sequel, even harder, but O’Russell pulled it off nicely as Siren’s
Ashley  Hayes
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually don’t prefer to read young adult books because of the angst that is involved and this one is no different but I like the way the writer goes about it a lot better than some of the other YA authors that I have read. I was sent this book and the previous book for review but I didn’t get around to reading the first book but this book is pretty easy to read as a stand-alone. It eventually explains itself enough to understand the tethering and their relationship.
I love the world that the a
Tanya Spackman
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy, ya
I like this one even better than the first book. I love that there are actual consequences from what happened in book 1 - it was traumatic and the kids are traumatized! Also, the Siren's Realm is a fascinating world. Whereas book 1 had a Harry Potter vibe, this one takes off in a whole unique direction. ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Could not put this down. Choices have consequences and magic has a price. The sequel to The Tethering continues the tale of Emilia and Jacob as they fight to save their family from evil Pendragon. So excited for number 3!
Dan Stiver
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Megan started writing when she discovered playing Cordelia in King Lear leaves you way too much time waiting backstage. She began her career as an author during an ill-fated trip to Oz. She hasn't stopped writing (even when living on a tour bus) since.

Megan's wanderlust has led her all over the globe. When she's not planning her next escapade, she's diving into fantasy worlds where she doesn't ha

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