Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Review: Wolf Sirens #1: Forbidden: Discover the Legend by Tina Smith

Wolf Sirens: Forbidden by Tina Smith is an enjoyable YA read. Reminding me a little of The Secret Circle and a little of Twilight, Wolf Sirens: Forbidden focus on a wolf pack, a popular group of high school teenagers who all happen to be able to shapeshift into werewolves. I liked this connection. It immediately made me feel comfortable with the read, and I certainly enjoyed the focus on werewolves.

There are a variety of twists that were completely unexpected and generally the pace was fast and character development was fitting.
The array of characters developed by Tina Smith were fun to read and varied. I think she captured her characters' personalities and relationships well. The main character Lila really develops and grows as the book progresses, and most importantly is a likeable character.
There are a couple of love triangles that unravel in Wolf Sirens: Forbidden. Tina Smith captured the tension effectively and pushed her characters which I liked. I never like things to be too easy and simple for characters, they should have to work for it. This is the certainly the case here.

A niggle was the editing. It needs a little tlc throughout. There were many punctuation omissions and anomalies which did catch me out every now and then, plus the formatting was a somewhat mixed up at times. I picked up my copy three months ago, so this may have been corrected since then.

If you are looking for a YA/crossover paranormal romance filled with tension and good old love triangle, then be sure to pick up book one in this series. I will definitely read book two, Wolf Sirens: Fever, especially because of the pretty intense ending. 
Goodreads Synopsis
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.
Purchase Links
Stalker Links

No comments:

Post a Comment

We love to read your comments, so please always feel free to share your thoughts with us. Thank you!

You may like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...