Sunday, July 18, 2010

Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Review of Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Published: July 13, 2010

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything--the dark, heights, the ocean--but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family's vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Vanessa's parents want to work through the tragedy by returning to their everyday lives back in Boston, but Vanessa can't help feeling that her sister's death was more than an accident. After discovering that Justine never applied to colleges, and that she was secretly in a relationship with longtime family friend Caleb Carmichael, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor to seek some answers.

But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine's death, she and Caleb's older brother, Simon, join forces to try to find him, and in the process, their childhood friendship blossoms into something more.

Soon it's not just Vanessa who is afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes home to a string of fatal, water-related accidents . . . in which all the victims are found grinning from ear to ear.

As Vanessa and Simon probe further into the connections between Justine's death and the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance, and that will change her life forever.”

Siren by Tricia Rayburn is a heart breaking story about finding out who you truly are. I found myself connecting with Vanessa and all of her fears, and because of that her emotions were my emotions. I always feel so relieved and excited when an author can pull a reader so far into a story their own emotions can change while reading it. Siren is definitely a story that will pull you in and hold you captive until there is nothing left for you to read. So to get on with it, you all know the deal I gave the book 5 smirks…

Things I Loved About Siren By Tricia Rayburn:

Small town charm with all the latest gossip

Silver Eyes

Mythical women called Sirens (I mean really I didn’t give anything away it was in the title)

Vanessa’s fears of everything

Simon’s obsession with weather

Vanessa and Simon’s weather like chemistry

Mystery of the small town itself

Mystery of the deaths, that take place

The truth about Justine and how she really felt

Vanessa finding her true self

And of course the breath taking cover art

Siren by Tricia Rayburn is a book that you will want to read over and over again. I highly suggest making it apart of your book collections. Siren by Tricia Rayburn is a roller coaster ride of mystery and soul searching you will not want to put down. It’s a story that will pull you in with its lovely melody of enchanting words.

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