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Lullaby by: Amanda Hocking

Monday, March 4, 2013

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.

Goodreads Summary

Gemma is now a full-on mermaid, and she’s trying to stop her siren ways. Life is very difficult for her, but she’s moving forward at a good pace. Her sister Harper, with the trusty sidekick Daniel, is trying to find out where the other mermaids have taken her.

This is the second book to the Watersong story, and it was better than the first. In Wake, I was really bored and skipped many parts, but in Lullaby I only did some of the time. It still didn’t captivate me; I said to myself  “get on with it”, but the characters made the ride enjoyable. Gemma is strong willed and a great lead. In the first book, I looked past her. She was annoying to me. In this book she has backbone and really stands up for what she believes in. That’s the type of character I like: someone who can overcome problems to the best of their ability while learning in the process! Harper and Daniel were good to read too, but those were the parts I skipped over. I wanted to learn more about Gemma and mermaids; I’m glad my questions were answered. If I don’t like a plot, the characters have to keep me going; that’s what Hocking did. I stayed to the end of the book because I wanted to know what will happen to Gemma. She really grew on me and I rooted for her throughout the whole book. Again, it was a little slow, but with a tad bit of skimming - it was good for me. If you’re wishy-washy about Wake, I say give this book a try. It’s definitely a step up, and I recommend it.

3/5 stars

*Reviewed by Rachel*

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  1. I think this might be a skip over for me. Wake was.... not great in my opinion. Very rarely was it even good. So I just don't have high hopes for this one. I did bring it home from the library once, read about 12 pages, and took it back. It makes me feel guilty, but there are so many amazing books that I cannot wait for, I just can't read one that I am not enjoying even a little bit.

  1. I haven't read Wake. I heard mixed reviews on it. Haven't really read any books with mermaids either yet, so not quite sure what I think of them. Might give this one a try sometime. Thanks for your review