Friday, 19 July 2013

Lullaby by Amanda Hocking

Author: Amanda Hocking
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Date Published: November 27, 2012
Publisher:  St. Martin Griffin

Introduction                                                                                                                                                       In the second installment of the Watersong series, Gemma has gone off to live with the sirens, under the condition that Alex and Harper are not harmed. While Penn, Lexi, and Thea are off frolicking on the beach, Gemma refuses to enjoy any part of it. She won’t swim or take any pleasure in her new life, but everybody can see it. Gemma is growing weaker, getting sicker. She knows that soon she will have to swim, and she will have to eat.                                                                                                                                                     Alex and Harper will stop at nothing to get Gemma back. They don't know what she is, where she went, or how she is doing. What they do know is Gemma left with Penn, Lexi, and Thea. Those girls are nothing but bad news. Harper knows that Gemma is a good girl, but hanging around with those girls, would never do anybody any good.

       I found this cover nice but I think that I like the cover for Wake better. The cover shows Gemma (?) holding feathers. Probably from the bird form that the sirens can take.

       Gemma is a little better of a protagonist this time around. I mean, I still prefer Harper, but Gemma is a little bit more fun to read about, and I wasn't constantly feeling the urge to roll my eyes at her.
       I don't have much to say about Alex and Gemma but I still don't really care for their relationship.
       Harper and Daniel however, make some progress in their relationship. I really like the relationship that they have. I have liked it since the very beginning because it wasn't insta-love and it doesn't feel rushed. They still aren't really serious, but Harper is more open to liking Daniel now.

The Ending
       Lullaby's ending was really disappointing. When I finished reading the book all I was thinking was,
       Sooo...That's it?...That's all?...A whole 290 pages for this?
       Fortunately, the Watersong Series still has two more books, so maybe the endings to those will be more fulfilling.

I've Fixed Everybody's Problems!
       Alright, so everybody wants to kill the sirens right? Gemma basically decided that she would rather die than eat like a siren. So, I think that Gemma should run away the day before a full moon. That way, the sirens will have no time to find a replacement, and then they will all die. Problem solved. Of course Gemma would die I've always liked Harper better anyway

          I am happy to say that in my opinion, this book is better than the first. It still had faults, (The ending) but hey, no book is perfect.

        So,   I've been thinking about starting to participate in some Top Ten Tuesdays (A feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) or maybe a Teaser Tuesday once in a while. I've been thinking about this for a while but I didn't know if anybody would read them. So what do you guys think? should I try it out? 


  1. Haven't read that one yet, although I did read Switched. New follower :D

    1. Did you like Switched? I have some mixed feelings about it. Maybe i'll pick it up at a library some day soon. Thanks for following me!

  2. I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I did like Amanda Hocking's Trylle Trilogy. You should try out the Top Ten Tuesdays and Teaser Tuesdays. You never know if they will work if you don't try it!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

    1. I still haven't read the Trylle trilogy but I've been meaning to. I think I will try out the Tuesday stuff, I might not do them every week, we'll see :) Thanks for commenting!

  3. Yeah... Just letting people know, the spacing in this, Doesn't show up when I to to edit it. I don't know how to fix it