Lullaby (Watersong Novels) review by DJ_RESH_RESH
Lullaby (A Watersong Novel)
by Amanda Hocking
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

Student Review

Profile Picture
Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Overland Park, Kansas, United States
View DJ_RESH_RESH's profile

After being turned into a siren and heading off with Penn, Thea, and Lexi, Gemma's life turns more twisted than it already is. She suddenly starts to get cravings for blood and normal food just tastes disgusting to her.  Meanwhile back in Capri, Gemma's older sister, Harper, is desperately searching for her alongside Gemma's boyfriend, Alex. Harper's life is also spiraling out of control. All her life she has never really thought of having a boyfriend but now the grungy guy who lives on a boat, Daniel, has caught her eye. Harper and Alex soon find out that a siren is a beautiful girl who can turn into a mermaid and a bird-like creature. What they do not know is the curse that comes with being a siren. Sirens have to live the rest of their immortal lives without love because boys only see the outside beauty of them, not their hearts.

Opinion: 

Overall this wasn’t a very good book. The only thing I liked about this book was the descriptions. It was really easy to picture the settings of the book. The author used effective vocabulary words. Everything else on the other hand was not nearly as well done. The characters didn't feel real. Gemma was a perfect person who did everything right and then at the end, she selfishly puts her friends and family in danger just so she could be with them. I think it contradicted the Gemma that Amanda Hocking had built up in the first book. The narrative voice was not that funny. Nor was any part of the book. When the author did try to make jokes it involved swearing and that took away from the effect. I don't think it was a good idea to write in third person because it didn't uphold the suspense very well. You basically knew what was going on all the time. I found this story lacking in humor, action, and suspense. I did not like this book and I would not recommend it to anyone.

Rating:
1
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

This book has a bit of swearing among other things. Other than that, nothing too bad.

Read more reviews by Litpick Student Book Reviewer: DJ_RESH_RESH
Recommend this book and review to your friends on Facebook


 
RECENT BOOK REVIEWS