Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sirensong by Jenna Black

Dana is a Faeriewalker, a mortal who can travel between the world of humans and Avalon. When she is invited to an enemy queens court, it is impossible to say no, as she is going as a guest or as a prisoner. Needless to say, the guest option is much preferred. At the first meal in the queens court, a bomb explodes, nearly killing the Faerie princess. Naturally, Dana is framed, and she must run to save her life and those of her friends. Will the rules of court master her, or will Dana somehow find a way to rescue everyone?
Full of courtly intrigue with romance and fantasy mixed in, Sirensong really is for fantasy readers. Its rare to read a book in the fantasy genre with so much romance! It was a nice change, and the author utilized humor well. The chick- flick ness of this book does make it a girlie read though. The relationships between the characters is fascinating, from the alcoholic mom to the complicated boyfriend, these characters are not clich← and the setting in which they interact is utterly unique. Nonetheless, there was minor sexual content and use of language that was unnecessary, the book would have been even better without it! Overall, I would recommend this book to fantasy and romance readers alike.

A major portion of the book was devoted to the drama of Dana, the main character, being required to lose her virginity to the Erkling to save her boyfriend. Though she never actually loses it, it is a major portion of the plot. Also, there is quite a bit of language used.
Reviewer Age:15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Colleyville, TX U.S.