Lullaby, Tidal, and Elegy by Amanda Hocking
Lullaby, Tidal, and Elegy, in the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking are significantly better than the first book. Where the first book took a long time for plot development and focused on character development, by the time the second book came around all of that was taken care of.
Gemma has run away to protect her loved ones, but they refuse to be without her. Harper, Daniel, Alex, and Marcy begin to uncover the truth about Gemma and instead of getting scared and/or repulsed as most people would, they decide that they need to save her before she becomes a true monster. It’s interesting because at the same time they are conspiring to take down three two-thousand-year-old sirens, Gemma is suffering because she is refusing to embrace the inner monster that she has become. One of my favorite parts about this book is how the author switches from telling Gemma’s story to telling Harper’s and she does so in third person limited. So every few chapters, the reader is in Gemma’s head, and the next few chapters, the reader is in Harper’s head. The way it is written is something I’ve never read before and I really enjoyed it.
The romance between Harper and Daniel, well, let’s just say I knew it was inevitable. Harper’s failed attempts at trying to push Daniel away kind of got annoying because she knew she loved him but didn’t want to waste her time with Daniel when she needed to help Gemma. Eventually, though, after all of the frustration, I was pleased with the amount of emotion between the two and it definitely made me feel better about everything Harper was going through. So adorable. Also, Gemma and Alex, after everything they had been through, had to struggle for several books to just be happy together. Even though they are young, the things they went through made me feel their passion and I loved it. Alex was definitely the main fiction crush-worthy guy in this series and I loved every scene that he was in, especially with Gemma.
The plot quickly developed in the second book and continued to evolve and take twists that I didn’t predict. The ending was just amazing and I love how the book seemed like it was going to end and then took a turn and went in the opposite direction I thought it was going to take. The story line was completely entertaining and I loved this series more than I thought I was going to. I would recommend it to anyone who likes mythology, and I know that if you like mythology you will like this series as long as you push through the first book and give it a chance.
If you want to by the second book you can do so here.