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Lorelei and the Sirens (The Sirens Book 1) by Aaronni Miller

Saturday, July 30, 2011
Lorelei Twila Adams is from the McAdams line of sirens in Ireland and as the second generation in America Lorelei must never fall in love, never let her beauty mark burn (a means of surveillance), and she must practice perfect restraint at all times; to her great chagrin. Lorelei abhors the stifling gaze of her over-protective mother and gets a breath of fresh air when Ellis Latif McMillan, the new boy, shows up at Harry P. Strange High School.

With hypnotic, crystal-blue eyes Lorelei stumbles into talking to Ellis at school, trips when he writes a poem about her, and falls in love with him when she sneaks out to meet him late one night, but her days are numbered soon after. Lorelei's family finds out about Ellis and her; they call for her immediate trial to determine her guilt. Lorelei runs away with Ellis; she knows what the outcome will be if her family finds her.

Lorelei's first taste of love will either set her free from the lies of her family or it will kill her and the boy she loves.

Good Reads Summary

The first quality of the novel the reader will notice is that the novel will sound like it is literally told from the high school student's point of view, the author makes the main character, Lorelei, the focal point of the novel.  Lorelei has a very unusual lifestyle.  She has several sisters she can't stand as well as a mother who seems a tad unfeeling and doesn't offer up any good advice. 

At first glance, Lorelei will appear perfect.  She is beautiful, smart, punctual, and the perfect overall teen.  However, Lorelei is not happy in her smothered life.   When Ellis, a new boy, shows up and shakes things up for Lorelei, she is happy for the first time in the novel.  The reader will enjoy exploring Lorelei's and Ellis's growing relationship.  Ellis isn't a perfect character, but he is caring and the perfect diversion for Lorelei. 

Of course, this idyllic existence cannot last forever.  Will Ellis and Lorelei's new relationship survive the strain of Lorelei's family?  Will Lorelei be able to have a semi-happy life?  The reader will enjoy this novel immensely, especially the ending.  This novel is recommended for young adult/teen readers who enjoy novels concerning paranormal creatures. 

3 1/2 Stars


  1. bn100 said...:

    haven't read any books about sirens yet