Thursday, 20 December 2012

#178 Book Review: Lullaby

Lullaby (Watersong #2)
Release Date: 1st December 2012
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback
Where to Buy:  Fishpond | Booktopia | Dymocks
More Info: Goodreads
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers. 

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life.  Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world.  It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs.  Just as she's drifting far away from her old life,  Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed.  All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the girl's dress, the sky, the splash of waves and how the girl is standing on top of the rocks, as if she's about to head to the sea.


Let the lullaby lure you deep, deep into the sea...

After reading Wake in the middle of this year, I really enjoyed Amanda Hocking's newest series. While I might have preferred the Trylle trilogy over her newest series, it's still quite exciting! Sirens! Myths! Sea! Definitely interesting, right?

In Lullaby, we continue Gemma and Harper's story. After Gemma's love for the sea transformed her life, she ran away from her home town, leaving Alex and Harper confused. Harper is determined to find her, with the help of Alex and Daniel. They investigate more about the sirens, ways to kill them and what they truly are. Questions such as what makes them sirens? How do we unbreak the curse? are constantly within Harper's mind. I quite enjoyed this story although probably, Wake is a bit more exciting than the second book. The main focus of the story is to find Gemma and the other sirens. The ending is disappointing for me but I'm still looking forward to how the story progresses in Tidal!

I really like how we get to see more Harper and Daniel in this book. Daniel didn't quite 'charm' me in the first book but I love how he always tries to help Harper with finding Gemma. Their relationship is cute! Alex, meanwhile, is very devoted in the search for Gemma. When he finds her, their reunion is bittersweet. I didn't quite connect with Gemma in this book unfortunately, especially her decision in the ending but I still enjoyed reading about her story. The sirens are as usual, scary and terrifying but their decision in the ending surprised me. They are quite...nice! There are also new characters introduced in this book and they are quite interesting although Harper and Daniel definitely stood out in this book for me!

Enjoy Wake? Then definitely check out Lullaby! The second book in the Watersong series is the search for Gemma, featuring Harper, Daniel and Alex! I did enjoy this book, although not as much as Wake. As you read Lullaby, heed this warning. Beware of the Sirens' lullaby as it can lure you deep, deep into the bottom of the sea...
3 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Lullaby!
Thank you Pan Macmillan Australia for the review copy!


  1. I skimmed through your review, because I haven't read Wake yet. I'm planning to next year. I like the sound from them! :)


  2. Oh I love the cover to this book too Celine, I have yet to pick up a book by Amanda Hocking, but the reviews I've read so far for this series is great, I think you've twisted my arm, I will have to pick this series up one day! Beautiful review! :)

  3. I quite enjoyed the first book despite a couple of issues I had with it but surprisingly I actually thought this sequel was much better written. Can't wait to read the next book. Great review!

  4. Actually, Daniel totally charmed ME in the first book, much more than Alex did, and I'm so happy we get to see more of him in this one. I have a copy on the way and I absolutely can't wait to read it.
    Great review, Celine!

  5. woeee i'm sorry to hear the ending is disappointing!! sirens certainly are interesting. lovely review, celine. :)

  6. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy this one completely, Celine! Hopefully the next book is even better for you. Daniel and Alex both sound super awesome. I haven't read any of Amanda Hocking's books, but a lot of bloggers love them, so I'll have to pick one up soon! Wonderful review, Celine! <3

  7. Sirens and myths? Ohhh, exciting :) I'll definitely have to give this series a shot! And also, that's quite a lovely cover. :)
    Marvelous review, Celine!

  8. Hmmm...I dunno. I could never really get into the Trylle trilogy, but I do think the cover is lovely.

  9. I haven't read a single Amanda Hockings book yet! Shameful, I know! Really glad to hear that you are liking this series though! Sorry that this one's a bit of a step down from the first though. I've got Wake on hold at the library so I cannot wait to check it out myself! The sirens and the sea is absolutely more than enough incentive for me >_< and I absolutely agree, that cover's stunning!! Lovely review as always, Celine!! I'm sorry for not commenting lately; school's been super busy :( I hope you have a wonderful New Year, and happy book-filled 2013!!!! <3 ~ Vivian

  10. I love Amanda Hocking. And I really loved her Trylle Trilogy. Because of this, I have been wanting to read The Watersong series, but I just am so torn on it. I continuously hear how it is just not as good as the Trylle Trilogy and I really dont want to be let down by her.
    Anyways, Im sure Ill still read it soon enough. Great review!

    -Theresa Jones


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