by Emily Kiebel
Serenade is a beautiful story I truly enjoyed and which I found myself engaged in from the very start. I don’t read fantasy often but when I do, it has to keep my interest until the end and this is one of those books. It isn’t often that I come across a book about sirens and so this book really sparked my interest.
In Serenade Lorelei Clark is a smart, gifted, creative and spontaneous strong-willed girl. She has just lost her father and her relationship with her mother is a disaster. Lorelei has a leap of faith and decides to visit her long-lost aunt. who has invited her to her beautiful home by the ocean. It doesn’t take long for Lorelei to find out her aunt and cousins hold secrets that not only will change her life, but her fate forever.
I really fell in love with Lorelei and found this tale to be so romantic. Having read the excerpt , I was anxiously awaiting how and at what point in the book the author would transition the main character Lorelei Clark from conservatory student to a siren. Personally I found this book to be more than fantasy, it is thought-provoking story.
Every twist and turn in this book was a complete delight. This story really allowed me to use my imagination and I found myself completely immersed in the story. I didn’t know much about the folklore behind the mermaid/siren and so found the parts in the book where the author included this information very informative. This book had no predictability whatsoever, every chapter was a fresh and new which I truly enjoyed. I am not sure what Kiebel has lined up next , but I am now eagerly anticipating a sequel to this title.
I gave this book a 5*****Star Review!
Suddenly the voice she prized is now dangerously seductive…
Lorelei Clark’s only concern was her future as a classically trained soprano, that is, until the day her father was tragically killed. Shattered by his death, she hesitantly accepts an invitation from a mysterious aunt to visit her lavish oceanside home in Cape Cod. She quickly discovers that her aunt and the two women who live with her are harboring a frightening secret they are sirens, terrifying mythical creatures responsible for singing doomed sailors to their deaths. Even more astounding, Lorelei is one of them.
In this new world where water comes alive at her touch and an ancient power pulses beneath the tide, the most important rule Lorelei must learn is that a siren never interferes with fate. When she breaks this rule by rescuing a handsome sailor who should have died at sea, the sirens vow she must finish the job or face grave consequences. Finding herself inexplicably attracted to him, she must fight to keep him safe from the others, even if it means risking her own life, and her heart, in the process.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
About the author:
Emily Kiebel was raised in Colorado and went on to study classical music and English at Concordia University. She found a love for singing early in life and now sings professionally and directs a local church choir. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the natural beauty of the great outdoors with her beloved dogs, Ginny and Diggory, cooking for friends and family, traveling or dragging her friends along to obscure historical sites. Serenade is her debut novel.
Where to purchase:
Serenade: A Novel by Emily Kiebel is available for purchase online at amazon.com.
A copy of this novel was received to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed above are my own. A thank you goes out to BookSparks for sharing this opportunity.
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