Book Type: Novel/ Series
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: Book 1) 320 book 2) 368 book 3) 352 book 4) 560
Summary of first book(amazon.com):
Gemma Fisher seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now she’s falling harder for him every day. But Gemma doesn’t know that her ordinary life is about to change forever.
Wow! I honestly cant even begin to describe how deep I dived into the pages of this book. It was a total physcological thriller that kept me reading and reading! I think I finished the first book in two days! Amanda Hocking managed to create likable characters that many readers can identify with. Readers can identify with Harper, who hides her emotions and is a logical thinker, or Gemma, who is a free spirit and defiant of the curse that keeps her locked. I also believe that young women who read this book will definitely have a crush on Alex, Gemma's boyfriend, Or Daniel, Harper's crush. Alex is a sweetheart, the boy-next-door, and Daniel is the badboy with a soft heart.
This book also promotes positive female traits, such as standing up for what you believe in, courage, faith, and never giving up. I also thought the idea of having evil sirens(or mermaids) was such an interesting story concept! The girls who enter into the small town of Capri are named Penn, Lexi and Thea. Everyone knows they're strange, but nobody can pinpoint what is going on. Until one night, they turn Gemma into one of them. These girls were just plain mean! The second and third book added even more suspense to the last and final book. If you decide to read this series the last and final book, titled Elegy, it will make you go OMG... what?? It was so shocking, beautiful and just plain awesome! Read this series guys! You wont be disappointed! I give this series (*****) 5 stars!
-Sirenita The Selkie
PS: This trailer of the book "Wake" really sums it up! check it out here!