Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sirensong Review

Sirensong by Jenna Black
Series: Faeriewalker #3
Published: July 5th 2011 - St. Martin's Press
Rating: ♥♥♥

When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they're told . . . 

The journey through Faerie is long—and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend, Ethan, and her bodyguard’s son, Keane, just can’t seem to get along, and Kimber’s crush on Keane isn’t making things any easier. When a violent attack separates Dana from their caravan, the sexy Erlking saves her just in the nick of time . . . and makes it clear that he hasn’t given up on making her his own. 

Arriving at Titania’s beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania’s granddaughter, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for their lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court—or, worse, the Erlking—catch up with her? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?

 I loved the first two books in the Faeriewalker trilogy by Jenna Black so I had high hopes for Sirensong. I waited impatiently for my local library to acquire a copy so that I could check it out at the first chance I got (which was way later than I anticipated). So you can see how much I wanted to read this book. I will try not to be spoilery in this review but if you haven't read the first two books then this is my warning because I will be talking about the first two books.

I was eager to find out what would happen between Ethan and Dana because of the Erlking's agreement with Dana. How are they going to get around that? Will Dana eventually give in to the Erlking and give up her Faeriewalker powers? This book starts off with Dana finding out that she has been requested to visit Titania at the Seelie Court. Even though she doesn't want to go her father insists. While at court Dana is accused of trying to kill Titania's granddaughter. Dana, Ethan, Kimber and Keane flee in the hopes of making it to Avalon before the Knights can catch them.

There were some very good moments between Ethan and Dana but they didn't give me the same fluttery feeling I got from their encounters in the previous books. It was still cute and flirty but just not the same for me. There is a new development between Kimber and Keane which I have some odd feelings about. I'm not sure if I really believe what the book is trying to sell me. There was plenty of action to keep me on the edge of my seat because of their journey away from the castle. I felt like there was something missing, it wasn't predictable exactly but it felt generic. 

The climax and resolution of the book didn't do a lot for me. I didn't experience any intense emotions like I did in Shadowspell. Everything seemed to happen very easily. There wasn't a lot of struggle for everything to be resolved, almost as if it wasn't planned out very well. Also it happened within a few pages. Since this is the last book I expected everything to end with a bang! The good thing about the ending is that we do see Dana complete her arch as a character. She grows and changes through out the series and we see her finally accept things at the end of the book. 

Overall, it was fun to read and I'm still glad I found out how it ended. Plus I really like the cover of this book. I liked all of the covers but this one is my favorite. If you haven't read this series I do recommend it because it is different from any other Fae book I've read.


  1. I LOVED this series! Although I would have preferred if Dana ended up with Keane instead of Ethan. Your right this isn't like most fae books - Jenna Black's make her own new story about the fae. I can't believe this is the last one - hope Jenna Black writes another YA series soon.

  2. I haven't read Sirensong yet, but I didn loved the first two books in the series. I am eager to read it! Thank you for your review.

  3. I felt like Dana didn't give Keane a change, I think something really interesting could have developed there. I know she writes a lot of Urban Fantasy but I don't know if she'll be writing another YA. I couldn't believe this was the last book. I felt like she should have extended it one more book to really flesh out the resolution.