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Undercurrent (Siren #2) by Tricia Rayburn

Friday, August 19, 2011
The sirens are back, but Vanessa may be the biggest threat of all. . . .

Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by sirens—femme fatales of the watery depths—and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies—every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.

The eagerly anticipated second novel of the Siren trilogy, Undercurrent is a seductive paranormal romance that will leave you breathless.

Goodreads Summary

This book is the continuation of the Siren series, about 2-3 months after Justine's untimely demise.  Paige has moved in with Vanessa and her family.  The situation is fairly normal, a little tense; there is still a lot of adjustment going on.  Vanessa continuously feels as if she needs to break up with Simon, her long time boyfriend who stuck by her through her transformation and her sisters' demise. 

Simon, in this novel, is still the sweet, caring guy and one awesome boyfriend to Vanessa.  Vanessa is a bit of a prickly pear, she is constantly nervous that Zara will show up to torture her again.  Paige is slightly steadier, she is more optimistic in this novel.  Parker is the new kid on the scene, he is a womanizer and initially resistant to Vanessa's siren abilities...until he slowly warms up to her. 

This novel has a bit of a love triangle between Parker, Vanessa, and Simon.  It isn't really resolved in the ending, but the reader will have a fun time deciding who is better for Vanessa (*cough Simon cough*).  Their is not that much focus on romance, however.  The book is more focused on Vanessa's insecurities regarding her brush with the evil sirens and her "apparent abandonment" by her real mother.

This book has very exciting scenes, an intriguing and unusual plot, characters with "depth", and an interesting, cliff-hanger ending.  This book is recommended for young adults/teens who enjoy fantasy and romance.

4 Stars