Siren Song, Book 1
Synopsis: Whatever June Coffin says, goes—literally. And it’s not just because she’s a chain smoking rebel. As a Siren, June has the ability to force people to obey any command she voices. But in a world where those with supernatural powers quickly become lab rats for science, she’d rather look out for herself than fight on the front lines…until her similarly gifted twin brother, Jason, is captured by Chicago’s Institute of Supernatural Research.
To save Jason, June has no choice but to enter a hidden world of conspiracy, murder—and strange bedfellows—including a widowed paranormal advocate whose memory June accidentally erased, and a fiery paranormal separatist leader. Soon the lines between attraction and strategic alliance become blurred. But in a city exploding with paranormal crossfire, and her brother’s life at stake, June will have to face her inner demons and finally take a stand.
Review: I was immediately intrigued when I saw the novel, it must be said that the mention of sirens always attracts me right away. I always particularly appreciate the feature of this kind of characters in urban fantasy. Still, I think I expected too much, the sirens finally did not deliver what I wanted and it lacked of a little punch, of action in the story to really take me but I will talk about that later.
June is a siren but she does not handle very well her powers. Besides with her brother, she has always preferred to stay on the margins of society rather than taking place to front in the media battle between the paranormal and humans. However, our young heroine will end up thrust into this world when her brother is kidnapped and she manages to escape just in time. But while he finds himself in a well-kept institute where someone experiences all sorts of things on him, June will do everything to help him and save him. For this, she will team up with the supernatural leader, Sam, but also with a young woman Cindy or even Misha, the man she has accidentally erased the memory of his recently deceased wife. But nothing will be easy and our heroine could fall in love with this man.
I had a little trouble with June. She is pretty minx in some cases and in others really vulgar and I struggled to make the connection between the two sides of her personality. She seemed to have a completely different nature and I quite struggle with the whole thing. I did not really understand her relationship with Misha , knowing if it was real or just a passing fancy in her life. It was quite strange to see how she reacted about that. After, it’s true that the story is still interesting and I was curious to see how it was going to be solved but something was missing … I’ve not really managed to get into the story or to enjoy the characters. I think the novel will please to others.