author: Lisa Papademetriou
pub: July 12, 2011
genre: Teen Fiction/Sirens/Mythology
Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there is a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened—his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident.Now Will and his best friend and neighbor, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled—her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from—all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerizing voice have a powerful effect on people.
Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?
I'm loving all the mythology stories coming out...
And SIREN"S STORM is a fresh take. We mostly get Will's perspective. He's got this weird family life where it's confusing whether his mom is mean or just so overly protective she comes off that way. Will's a bit of a tortured soul ever since he and his brother went sailing last year and Will's the only one who made it back.
No brother. No body. And no memory of what happened.
It's summer again and Will's good friend Gretchen is back.
They have a lovely relationship. It stays on the friend side but there's a romance budding underneath the surface and I like the way it's playing out so I'm hoping for a sequel.
A great take on mythology...
I don't want to give any spoilers but I thought it was fresh and interesting. Especially Asia's back story. And I liked the way Lisa Papademetriou kept me guessing about Asia's character. Okay, we know we've got sirens going on here, yet the answers to who Asia is were still surprising in many ways.
Especially Gretchen. I thought she was going to go stupid when it came to a boy situation but she ended up playing it smart. Her story is intriguing and we get a big reveal on her but I'm dying for more about what life has in store.
Good summer fun...
Lisa Papademetriou layers the stories beautifully into a cohesive plot that I found unique and entertaining. Good for all ages and a bit of a slow start but once into it, SIREN'S STORM is a fast, fun summer read with a good balance of character development, steady pacing, surprises, and suspense!
We get lots of answers but many just open up more questions so sign me up for the sequel!