Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Magic!!!
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Goodreads Rating: 3.91
My Rating: 4 /5
Publication Date: January 9th, 2018
I recommend this to anyone who loves MAGIC! I love magic and so this was a great book. I’m also really into fantasy so the concepts and characters really added something extra to the story.
Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn’t through with her.
Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren’s Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay.
The time for the Siren’s reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way.
Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm to other worlds, gaining magic and having glorious adventures. When Maggie follows Bertrand out of the Siren’s Realm, seeking an adventure of her own, she finds instead a world of magic on the eve of war. To save innocent lives Maggie risks her heart, her life, and her only chance of returning to the Siren’s Realm.
I am obsessed with Magic so the title and description grabbed my attention. This book was interesting. I loved the magical aspect of it. The concept was also brilliant but in the execution of the concept, something was lacking.
The beginning of the story was great. I also loved many of the characters. The idea that this beautiful realm also has this dark side showed that no matter how perfect, there is no true utopia. I loved Bertrand from the first moment we meet him. I think the thing that was lacking was the ‘brilliant’ factor. The plot and concept were great but slightly predictable. I loved this as an adventure story. I did not like a certain romantic relationship that develops because it added very little to the plot and to the characters it involved (no spoilers don’t worry). I got stuck at the end of the novel. Like I said the beginning was intriguing and captivating but the part of the story that involved Manila was vanilla (sorry for the bad pun). It should have been the climax but I actually enjoyed the first half of the story much more. Like I said the characters were great. I especially love the characters in the Siren’s Realm. This was a great story but I think it was lacking some gusto.
I can’t wait to read the next books in the Chronicles of Maggie Trent because I think Megan O’Russell has a great idea and the next book will be more intense now that there has been the initial introduction to the world and characters.
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Happy Reading !
My Rating System:
5 Stars – Brilliant, I loved everything about it.
4 Stars – It was great but something was lacking.
3 Stars – It was good.
2 Stars – I disliked it. Nothing grabbed my attention.
1 Star – I would never rate a book this badly unless it was completely awful.