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Undercurrent (Siren, #2)Book Synopsis:

Siren #2
Published June 2011 by Egmont USA
Fantasy, Mermaid, YA | 350 pages

Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by sirens—femme fatales of the watery depths—and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

Her boyfriend Simon’s been the only person Vanessa feels she can really trust. But now there are some secrets she can’t tell even him. And when Vanessa finds herself in the sights of Parker, Hawthorne Prep’s resident charmer, she needs someone to confide in more than ever. Doubting her relationship with Simon, unsure of Parker’s intentions—and of her own—and terrified by what she’s learned about herself, Vanessa has never felt so alone.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies—every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.

Book Review: ★★★★

I found this in a library sale and was very happy to get it for 50 cents. I really liked Siren and so I jumped right in to Undercurrent. I liked that this book showed more of the mermaid lore and world that we got a glimpse of in the first book. Rayburn has a unique mermaid world and so I was very excited to learn more about their rules and life.

The romance between Simon and Vanessa was heart wrenching to read. She is conflcted because she is convinced he only loves her due to her powers. While I understood her concern, I really wanted to yell and shake her because I love their relationship and I thought she was being stupid. I did like watching as Vanessa had to adapt to her new lifestyle without anyone to help. It was fun to be able to learn things along with her about her new world.

What was really fun about this story was the twists. There were a lot of unexpected turns that really took me by surprise. The end was really intense and I loved every bit of it. I wish I could go into more detail but I can’t without spoiling it. I really like this series so far and I look forward to reading the next installment.