Saturday, 14 September 2013

CELESTIAL BOOKS: Wolf Sirens "Forbidden" by Tina Smith **review added**

Publisher: Indie
Publication Date: July 2012
Genres: Paranormal/fantasy/romance/suspense

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When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.

Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides.

A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.
Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her…

Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy.

A compelling debut novel about how love and fate chooses you. Inspired by Grecian demigod Artemis and the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is sure to enthral all lovers of the fantasy, romance genre.

Tina Smith is an herbalist, dog lover, Piscean and mother with a fondness for strong female protagonist's. A love of the fantasy genre and the deep exploration of dark and evocative subjects inspired Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The sequel Fever further unfolds the tale of the heroine femme fatale, on her journey in the underworld between the lands of myth and reality.

not what i expected.
Again, i didn't read the blurb, so when you see about wolf you automatically think of werewolf..which this book was, but in a very different way.

Lila has just moved to a new area and a new school.
There are some wierd kids around. After the first day when everyone ignored her, suddenly shes pounced on (not literally) by the in clique group to join them, and by a loner called Cresida who warns her not to go with them.

Lila first deals with the loner and then takes it upon herself to hang with the clique. 
I don't want to give too much away with the storyline.

Obviously there is a hint of romance, between Lila and one of the boys, Reid. But lila can't stop being drawn to the hunk called Sky.  But he hardly looks at her.
The secret is revealed with one of the clique, Lily, suddenly turns and changes into a wolf to attack Lila. Someone shot her in the head and killed her instantly...but who?

So Lila is full of questions, and wants to be turned.

The clique eventually say she has to leave the group......she doesn't know why, but the main girl has the power of hypnotising, and as strong willed as Lila is she cant go against the power she places on her.

So no more hanging with the wolves..they suddenly all disappear....Sky comes to Lila....the loner Cresida takes up her role with Lila and her sudden new stamina.
She has become supernatural but not a wolf.

Part of this whole book felt it was leading up to something but never quite got to the crescendo it felt like it was building towards.  I will admit to skim reading in some parts. 

its not a terrible book by any means, i've read ALOT worse, but i felt a little let down by the revelations and what happens next.... :(
Sorry Ms Smith 


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