Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sirensong by Jenna Black
When Dana is invited to the land of faerie to be presented at court, she doesn't want to go. Queen Titiana has made it no secret that she would prefer Dana dead. But Dana's father tells Dana that she will be safe, that no harm will come to her, and he really doesn't believe that Queen Titania is the one behind the attacks on Dana's life.
Dana goes, under the guardianship of Prince Henry's entourage, but she takes her boyfriend Ethan with her, along with her best friend Kimber and her defense coach, Keane. She worries about her friends, especially Ethan and Keane, as they despise one another. Also, Kimber has a big crush on Keane.
Dana is attacked once on the journey to the palace, but the Erkling, leader of the Wild Hunt, comes to her aid. He takes her back to her father and friends, unscathed. But when they arrive at the palace, exhausted and hungry, there is no time to rest. They are to have dinner with one of the princesses. However, immediately upon entering the dining area, a bomb goes off. Dana is quickly rushed away by her father and friends and as she is told, runs as fast as she can.
At first, she is confused, but then she realizes that only a Faeriewalker could bring a bomb, a human made weapon, into faerie, and that she will be the first person accused. Dana, Ethan, Kimber and Keane begin a long journey back home to Avalon, but the dogs are quickly hunting them. Will they make it in time, or will they find out who really murdered the princess to clear Dana's name?
SIRENSONG is another great action-packed adventure filled with faeries, immortal creatures, romance and mystery. Dana is a superb character trying to find her path in the world, although she belongs to both faerie and human. Juggling her alcoholic mother, the person out to kill her, the Erkling who has marked her and her blossoming relationship with Ethan merge together into a thrilling and magical read. Unfortunately, to this disappointed reader, SIRENSONG is the last in the series. I will miss this wonderful world and its charming and complex characters. If you haven't read the first two books in the series, they are GLIMMERGLASS and SHADOWSPELL.