Sunday, November 3, 2013

Elegy (Watersong #4) By: Amanda Hocking

Title: Elegy (Watersong #4)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Shelves: Young Adult (Mature), Mythology, Romance, Fantasy
Recommended For Fans Of: Alyson Noel, Kiersten White

Synopsis: In the conclusion of the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking, Gemma and Harper pull out all the stops to put an end to the sirens once and for all. Sick of being pushed around and constantly in danger, it is up to the sisters to break the curse and set Gemma free. But nothing is ever accomplished easily-especially when it comes to the vicious sirens. The maniacal leader Penn has her sights set on Harper's boyfriend, Daniel, and will do anything to get to him, and the new siren in town is about to push Gemma to the edge. As their lives spiral out of control, Gemma, Harper and their loyal friends struggle to find a way to break the curse and destroy the evil, before the evil destroys them.

Review: If you've ever read any book by Amanda Hocking, you'll know that she is a fantastic writer. In every book she writes, Amanda adds a new voice, a new style of dialogue, and completely original ideas. The Watersong series was no exception, especially Elegy, which was the perfect way to end this series. The Watersong series has it all- romance, mythology, paranormal and even a little bit of horror, and it's shown in the way Amanda spins every genre into the scenes she writes, and the characters she develops. What I especially loved about Elegy in particular, was that Alex and Gemma's romance was, surprisingly, not the main relationship in this book! Instead, Amanda focused on Harper and Daniel, which I absolutely love. Harper and Daniel's love was honestly one of the sweetest, and most genuine relationships Amanda has ever written. Even Gemma and Alex could not live up to Harper and Daniel.

The one thing I really did not like about Elegy was Gemma's character. In the previous books, I have always tolerated her because she didn't really do anything too annoying or insensible. However, in this book, Gemma was VERY oblivious. She didn't seem to realize many people died because of her. I found this incredibly vapid and annoying, because Gemma is portrayed as this "sweet and innocent" little girl, but she's honestly not. But what made up for this was the spotlight on Gemma's sister, Harper, and the huge role she played in Elegy. Definitely worth five stars, just for that.

Conclusion: Elegy was the perfect way to end the Watersong series. If you haven't read it yet, I highly suggest you pick up a copy of the first book (Wake). Amanda Hocking captures you in her tales of romance, sirens, and the evil of music. You'll love love love the Watersong series. 100 percent.

Beware of the evil things under the sea...

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, this author is just not for me. So I probably will not be reading this series. However, I'm glad you enjoyed it, even though it's not for me. I like hearing that it works for someone!