Sunday, August 25, 2013

Forbidden: Discover the Legend (Wolf Sirens #1) by Tina Smith & Bracelet Giveaway!

When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.

Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides.

A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her…

Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy.

Werewolves.  There's something morbid, yet fascinating about them.  Wolf Sirens seems to have taken the key elements of a werewolf and romanticized them for young adults, with a twist of mythology.  Lila is the main character, a teen who wants to fit in and be wanted, loved.  When she begins running with a new crowd, she's quick to make friends, but she finds herself yearning between two boys, Reid and Sky. 

Not to mention, that there are secrets and a forbidden call that she yearns to answer.  As the first book in a new series, I think Smith did a good job of building the world and setting the pace.  Did I love Lila? Absolutely not.  I found her shallow, whiny and needy.  I prefer my heroines strong and kick-ass. 

 But, somehow, Smith made it work.  There are several characters that shine on their own that pick up the slack for Lila.  Also, the paranormal and mythology elements mesh well together, creating a fantastical atmosphere.  If you enjoy young adult paranormal, then Forbidden is a solid novel.  I just wish I had connected with the main character.  

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1 comment:

  1. Hi

    Great review! I love it.
    Glad to have tracked it down!
    Regards Tina Smith


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