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Nym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves.
With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ability, Nym and the few Bron soldiers rush to warn Cashlin’s queen. Only to discover it may already be too late for the monarch and her eerie kingdom. As the Luminescents are sifting through Nym’s past memories and the queen is reading into her future, Nym is given a choice of how to defeat Draewulf, but the cost may be more than she can bear. And even then there are no guarantees.
With that reality burrowing into her bones—along with the guilt of the lives she will sacrifice—Nym returns to her homeland of Faelen to raise an army of peasants through promises of freedom. But when the few friends she has left, along with the world and citizens she loves, are staring down the face of a monster and his undead army, will Nym summon every element her blood is capable of controlling . . . or surrender to a different strength—one of sacrifice?
Because in the end, death may be more merciful for them all.
ARC received for review purposes in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Dear Siren’s Song
Writing this letter is a very bittersweet experience for me because it means I have to say goodbye to your world, to your characters and to the emotions you and your predecessors have given me. I have nothing but love for you, so while I’m beyond happy with the way you ended, part of me is also sad because I could have read on and on. Both your predecessors, Storm Siren and Siren’s Fury, were fantastic, but with Siren’s Song, you surpassed them both and not to mention, surpassed my expectations, which admittedly were sky high. I was a tiny bit worried that you wouldn’t live up them, but obviously it was silly of me to even doubt you just for a second.
There are many reasons why you were a stellar book, but my personal favorite reason is your protagonist, Nym. Nym is the kind of heroine that I wish every YA fantasy book would have, the kind of heroine that I secretly want to be like in real life, with the strength, determination and intelligence she exhibited through the entirety of this series. In you, Nym was fiercer than ever, but I loved that she also let us take a peek into her vulnerability. I have always loved Nym, but in Siren’s Song, she became a character that I connected with on many emotional levels. She one of the most memorable heroines that I’ve ever come across and one that I will always love.
Your secondary characters were also outstanding, Siren’s Song, and I grew to appreciate them so much more. I was especially excited to see more of Eogan, who is easily one of my top book boyfriends with his kind heart, loyalty and incredible bravery. Not to forget, some of the words that came out of this boy’s mouth had me melting into a puddle of goo, clutching my heart. We learn more about his heartbreaking past in you, and how it shaped him as a person. He and Nym made a great team and even though they frequently butted heads, they were respectful of each other. Their banter and romantic moments were a highlight of the story for me. You just convinced me that Nym and Eogan were a solid couple who were perfect for each other.
One character that surprised the heck out of me was Myles. He was always such a shady character. He battled with his own issues in this book, and much to my surprise, by the end, I was a huge Myles fan. The friendship between Nym and Rasha too strengthened in this book and I loved just how determined Nym was to save her friend, despite it meaning she had to put herself in the path of danger. Female friendship is always a delight to read and you certainly had an excellent one. I also can’t forget to mention Draewulf, your despicable villain, who I have only grown to hate more and more. Despite my hatred for him, he continued to be a complex, fascinating and power-thirsty tyrant who lit up a scene whenever he was in it.
The world building and plot set up in your predecessors also finally came to a full circle, especially when it came to the Kingdoms and the history behind the world. I will admit that many times in fantasy books, I don’t get the full picture, but with you, I had no such issues. Your plot made me nervous, especially as to how the book would end because of the prophecy, but all throughout you were able to keep me captivated, and swept me off my feet and ultimately, made my heart explode with happiness. Your author’s writing was as always stunning, vibrant, and beautiful in every way and made the reading experience a million times better.
Siren’s Song, thank YOU for ending the way you did. Thank you for giving me a series that I will not hesitate to re-read over and over again, for being one of the best YA fantasy series out there with your beautifully complex characters that were strong and real, action-packed story line and dynamic world building and for being a series that I will look back with nothing but warmth and fondness.
Lots of love
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