Now that the particulars are out of the way: I LOVED SIREN. Here are ten reasons why!
1. New creatures. No vamps or weres. Just sirens, not mermaids. No Ariel and Sebastian the Crab singing Under the Sea here.
2. There's a good boy! Not a bad boy! And he doesn't want to use the heroine as an ingredient to make his dinner!
3. Present parents. Maybe they're a wee bit distracted, but they have good reasons.
4. Spectacular setting. I read SIREN while I was at the beach, and I grew increasingly nervous about going in the water. I'm serious.
5. Really compelling subplots. The secondary characters aren't forgotten, and the potential for exploration of their stories is wide open. *waits for sequel*
6. Our heroine, Vanessa, is not hyper aware of herself. By this, I mean she thinks about other people and their problems. She takes steps to solve them. She has her own issues, but she overcomes them.
7. The sister, Justine. Wow. The sister. Discovering the mystery behind her death drives the plot, so she's not present, but she's present. Read it. You'll get me.
8. Well-written. Tricia has a middle-grade series, Maggie Bean, and I think she'll make quite a splash in her jump to YA.
9. THAT COVER. I'm lusting. I am.
10. Tricia. She's a sweetheart, y'all. She really loves what she does. That always makes a difference for me.
So there are ten reasons I loved SIREN. AND NOW, you have a chance to win a signed, finished copy. Check out my interview from last Friday with Tricia here and enter to win!
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