19 December 2012

Book Review: Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking

May contain spoilers from the first book!
Format: Hardback (arc)
Publishers: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 27th November 2012
Pages: 290
Main Characters: Harper, Gemma
Date Started: 13th December 2012
Date Finished: 18th December 2012
Rating Given:

Blurb from Goodreads:

Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she's drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.

After finishing and loving the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking I fell in love with her work and had to read her other series. I enjoyed the first one in this series Wake but I didn't love it and I was hoping that I would like this one more and I did.

I love the covers for this series and this one is no different. I love the colours and the setting as it ties in with the book. I do prefer the cover for Wake but I still love this one.

This book very addicting and I am surprised about that as I love a bit of action in my books but there wasn't much of any in this book but in this case it didn't matter as what was happening had me intrigued. Like in Wake, Lullaby is from the sister's point of view but this time it was a little bit more from Harper's where as Wake was more of Gemma. In Harper's part it was showing her and Alex and Daniel trying to find Gemma. There was a will they won't they relationship happening between Harper and Daniel which I loved as the chemistry was undeniable and there was also a bit of light banter which was a welcome. In Gemma's part it was her journey on becoming a siren with some shocking things happening along the way. The ending was also a little shocking and I can't wait to find out what is going to happen next.

The characters was more likable in this one which I am pleased about. Harper was pretty much the same as she was in the first book but she seemed to loosen up a bit. Gemma was also better than she was in Wake but sometimes she was worse. With having a big bulk of the book from Harper's Point of view we got to see a lot more from Daniel and if it's at all possible I love him even more as he is funny but he is also dependable. Daniel is different from the rest of the boys in this series so I am looking forward to seeing what that is. I don't feel we got to see much of Alex this time around but when he was I loved him just as much as I did in the first book I just hope we still get to see him in the next book but looking at that ending I'm not so sure we will.

Overall a huge improvement from the first book which has me extremely excited to read the next book.