Sunday, April 26, 2020

Review: The Siren (Saga of the Chosen #3)

Author: Petra Landon
Started reading: April 4th 2020
Finished the book: April 24th 2020
Pages: 472
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
Published: March 30th 2020
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.50
My score:
Tasia is finally at home in San Francisco. Surrounded by powerful friends and like-minded allies, she's finding her feet in the Pack, contributing to the investigation and feeling her way with the fiercely guarded and daunting Alpha. But she has a major decision to make, one that goes to the root of who she is and the chains of history that hold her future hostage to the past.

The Oracle's interpretation of his prophecy raises uncomfortable questions about the allegiances of powerful Chosen. Lady Bethesda’s attempts to entice Faoladh to her side, the shadowy presence of an Archmage, the growing role of a powerful Vampire Master and the latent fissures among the Ancients force the team to reconsider their strategy. But a devastating bombshell tears apart a rock-solid partnership, just as Tasia is ready to break the shackles that bind her. As the past comes home to roost, the Alpha must grapple with the darkness he holds at bay. Can the Alpha conquer his demons or will the past color the present?

My thoughts
I have been waiting so long for this book and was so glad that I got the message from Petra Landon that it was finished! This series is what started me reading Petra Landon books and I can't wait to see how it's going to end.
This book was again one with great world building, an awesome set of characters and new reveals and mysteries!

  • Extra storyline: The extra storyline that we dive into gave the story depth and an extra layer. At first I was guessing who those people were, but slowly I started to understand what was going on. I love the way it was written; that you don't know what's going on and get different snippets of hints while reading. I can't wait to see how it's going from here.
  • Change of scenery: It's always fun to visit new places in a book. You can tell that this author has traveled the world, or did amazing research. The way the surroundings were described were so vivid and I could easily picture myself being there. I also loved the parts about the rainforest, really beautifully done and made it all a bit more mysterious.
  • Language: Since day one, I've been a fan of the language that Petra Landon uses. I'm not a native English speaker and I learn new words while reading her books, every time. I'm sure that if you have a great pile of books you can pick out the Petra Landon books. The way she describes things is just not like any other author. Her use of words is very colourful. 
  • Brilliant: I know I have been saying this before, but HOW can a human mind come up with all this world building, these characters, the history, the politics, the relations between people. It's CRAZY and so brilliant and it makes me so happy while reading these books!
  • Getting into it: I don't know if this is about the book, or more about the state that I'm in, lol. I just find it very hard lately to get into books and I'm trying to figure out if that's about me or about the books. I've read The Rainmaker two years ago. And I know that Petra Landons tip was to read that book again, but I just don't have the time with this HUGE pile of TBR-books. I would've liked a little summary of what came before, the glossary didn't do that enough for me.
If you love great world building, awesome characters and tons of depth in a book you should read this one. The history, the politics, it's all there. I highly recommend people to read The Prophecy, the first book in this series. I'm sure you'll be hooked and wanting to know what's going on. I want to end this review by making a compliment to Petra Landon; I think it was a brilliant move to cut the third book in half and make it two books.

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