Thursday, January 12

Undercurrent (Siren #2) by Tricia Rayburn

Undercurrent  (Siren #2) by Tricia Rayburn
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352


Summary: The sirens are back, but Vanessa may be the biggest threat of all. . . .

Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by sirens—femme fatales of the watery depths—and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

Her boyfriend Simon’s been the only person Vanessa feels she can really trust. But now there are some secrets she can’t tell even him. And when Vanessa finds herself in the sights of Parker, Hawthorne Prep’s resident charmer, she needs someone to confide in more than ever. Doubting her relationship with Simon, unsure of Parker’s intentions—and of her own—and terrified by what she’s learned about herself, Vanessa has never felt so alone.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies—every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.

The eagerly anticipated second novel of the Siren trilogy, Undercurrentis a seductive paranormal romance that will leave you breathless.

My Thoughts: I really wanted to like this one more than I did. I really thought Siren was a great novel. It was a great debut and just the right kind of water based creature that I tend to love!

We are back with Vanessa and her best friend Paige and boyfriend Simon. The summer is over and things are back to normal. Or as normal as they can be with Vanessa's new-found secret and the obstacles she is facing.

She's struggling to keep Zara off her mind and wondering if she's going to show back up. Most of the book is Vanessa worrying about this.

Vanessa has also developed a deep crazy thirst for salt water. She drinks it constantly, bathes in it as much as she can, and relies on it!

Not a lot happens in Undercurrent really. Vanessa is still dating Simon who she hooked up with in Siren. She's still wondering exactly what they are. Yes, they are dating now but it still felt kind of off to me. I never really felt much towards him in this book. Of course, there is a new boy that interests Vanessa. His name is Parker and he's popular, all the girls like him.

Those who helped once start to turn against her and Vanessa's life starts going down the drain. She finally gains the strength to let Simon go, thinking it's the right thing to do.

Undercurrent just wasn't what I wanted it to be. It was okay. I finished it, it took me a few days, longer than it usually does to finish a book. I have a lot of one sit reads.

I wanted more out of Undercurrent, I wanted the magic I felt as I read Siren, I just didn't get it. Hopefully the next book brings me back to that magic.

Overall: It was ok. I loved Siren so reading undercurrent was not what I was expecting. I felt bored within the first chapter. I just didn't get into it. And the plot felt like it was going nowhere for a while. not much action happens in the beginning, it takes a long while for anything to really happen. It was just okay.

Cover: Like it, but I still think I liked the cover for Siren more. I do like how she is walking along rocks and water.

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4 comments:

aLmYbNeNr said...

Just ok, huh? That makes me sad because I really enjoyed the first book too. I still want to read this book, but I'll probably go into it with lower expectations. Thanks for the review!

Vivien said...

This is disappointing to hear. I was looking forward to this one. However, now it'll probably go on the back burner.

ansindt said...

I LOVED Siren...so I am so excited to read this one=)

Ashley Suzanne said...

I have yet to read Siren yet, but I hate to hear that Undercurrent was not as good.

 

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