Thursday, August 7, 2014

Serenade by Emily Kiebel - #SRC2014

I received review copies from BookSparks in order to write my book review posts for the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. #SRC2014

Suddenly the voice she prized is now dangerously seductive. 

Lorelei Clark’s only concern was her future as a classically trained soprano, that is, until the day 
her father was tragically killed. Shattered by his death, she hesitantly accepts an invitation from a 
mysterious aunt to visit her lavish oceanside home in Cape Cod. She quickly discovers that her 
aunt and the two women who live with her are harboring a frightening secret – they are sirens, 
terrifying mythical creatures responsible for singing doomed sailors to their deaths. Even more 
astounding, Lorelei is one of them. 

In this new world where water comes alive at her touch and an ancient power pulses beneath the 
tide, the most important rule Lorelei must learn is that a siren never interferes with fate. When 
she breaks this rule by rescuing a handsome sailor who should have died at sea, the sirens vow 
she must finish the job or face grave consequences. Finding herself inexplicably attracted to him, 
she must fight to keep him safe from the others, even if it means risking her own life – and her 
heart – in the process. 

My Opinion

I love a good paranormal story, and this one definitely satisfied my craving. a fascinated YA story, I am sure will appeal to many ages. Yes, it starts out seemingly normal enough, but as you keep reading, more and more is revealed about Lorelei and her family.

Natural singing talent may be something more and we delve into the world of sirens. I haven't had the pleasure to read many paranormal stories about sirens, usually the vampires and werewolves in paranormal writing take center stage. This was a great chance to explore a new character and the myths that surround them.

Kiebel created a great female character in Lorelei. Well written, I think readers will be able to identify with her and a young girl struggling to find out who she is and what she wants to be.

About the Author

Emily Kiebel was raised in Colorado and went on to study classical music and English at Concordia University. She found a love for singing early in life and now sings professionally and directs a local church choir. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the natural beauty of the great outdoors 
with her beloved dogs, Ginny and Diggory, cooking for friends and family, traveling or dragging her friends along to obscure historical sites. Serenade is her debut novel. 
Connect with the author: 
on Facebook, her website, and Goodreads

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