Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Review: Sirensong (Faeriewalker #3) by Jenna Black
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
Rating: 4/5 Stars
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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?
In the third book of the series, Dana was invited by the Seelie Queen to be presented in court and was escorted by Prince Henry's troops. Ethan, Kimber, Keane and Finn joined as well as per Dana's request. It's fun to read the angry sparks between Ethan and Keane. They thought they would be safe under Prince Henry's protection but they were among the last of the whole procession (which was quite an insult to them). That's when the attack started... Dana was separated from her group as her horse broke away from the procession in fright. Unable to control her horse, Dana was helpless against the things that were coming for her. At this point of time, the Erlking came to the rescue and brought her back to her group. Imagine the shock they have and the Erlking's appearance enraged Prince Henry. Why were they attacked? And why was it that only Dana's horse was spooked? More importantly, what would happen to Dana when she was put under suspicion for planting a bomb in the Princess's seat and killing her? Would Dana survive through everything when the rest of her group was caught? Read Sirensong to find out.
I love to read how the romance builds up between Dana and Ethan and the added spark when put Keane joins in. A surprise came to me between Keane and Dana and boy... Ethan was furious! It's interesting to read how Dana struggled with herself and then being told by Erlking she could not save everyone and that she has to choose. What a difficult decision Dana has to make. Seriously. But then the ending... kind of disappointing to me. Not much closure in my opinion. There's the Unseelie Queen that's not touched on... Dana's mother's still sadly the same... I sincerely hope there'll be another book for the Faeriewalker series. It just couldn't end like that. What about Connor? I would have given Sirensong a 5 Stars but decided to give only a 4 given my considerations about the book.
Overall, it's still an enjoyable read about the Seelie Court.
4/5 Stars for Sirensong.
- "Pahedra, stop!" I yelled, still clinging to the saddle, but she ignored me, dodging past the baggage wagon until there was nothing but open road in front of her. I tried pulling back on the reins, but she just jerked them out of my hands. (Page 101)
- There are no bombs in Faerie. Of course there weren't, not naturally. But with a Faeriewalker in the vicinity... Oh, shit. (Page 165)
- He was flying straight for the far wall, but just before he slammed into it, there was a strange popping sound... (Page 265)