To feed or not to feed; that is the question that plagues Gemma as she attempts to make peace with her decision to live alongside her siren sisters while denying the more monstrous temptations that come part and parcel with the tail and the scales.
Though confident in her decision to protect the ones she loves by leaving them behind, Gemma is increasingly unsure that she will be able to resist the powerful urge to kill in order to survive. Back on the homefront, Gemma’s boyfriend, Alex, her older sister Harper, and Harper’s boyfriend, Daniel, are doing everything in their power to find Gemma and figure out a way to get rid of the sirens—for good. Fortunately, the trio manages to rescue Gemma and bring her home to her ecstatic father. Unfortunately, none of them have a clue what they will do when a vengeful Penn, Lexi and Thea return to claim their “sister.” The second installment of the Watersong series will likely satisfy fans of the first. There’s considerably more action throughout this time around, and Hocking does a better job differentiating among the sirens and allowing each to become a more rounded, distinct character. Thea in particular intrigues as it becomes clear that, like Gemma, she too is a somewhat reluctant siren.
That said, this second outing is unlikely to win new fans to the series. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)