Book Blurb :
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she’s ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who’s devoted to helping her find her sister—and who’s immune to the girls’ dark powers.
While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma’s powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new “sisters,” the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It’s a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she’s plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she’s drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her…but no one can deny how much she’s changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she’s become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?
Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.
As mentioned in the Wake review, the time between the first book and the second book is a matter of days, well, try the next day for the starting point of Lullaby. It begins with Harper reflecting what happened the previous night. She discovered Penn, Lexi and Theas’ deadly secret. They are Sirens, the actual girls mentioned in the Greek legend and they needed a fourth to remain strong and immortal so they chose Gemma, and turned her without her knowing and now they are gone as they have been discovered by Harper, who knows all their secrets
Gemma is forced to go with them as Thea threatened to kill Alex the boy she loved. She can’t risk that and she wants to protect Alex and her family so she reluctantly leaves her home town and goes with the girls. But she is not going to play by Thea’s rules and use her powers to help them. She is going to suffer whilst pining for those she loves. So whilst Thea uses a young, rich guy named Sawyer to get what she wants in terms of needs except for food, there is a search going on for these girls.
Meanwhile Harper is starting a desperate search for her, armed only with what she knows and research with the help of Alex and Daniel. She knows it’s only a matter of time before they pop up again and she lies to protect Gemma from her father Brian by saying that she ran away but the group know the truth. She didn’t, and Harper wants Gemma back away from the girls and their deadly influence.
Not much has changed from the previous book, as it is really a continuation on the events that happened at the end of book one. We know about Gemma and the mysterious trio’s secret and their disappearance from the town leaving a devastating trail behind them. In this book, we learn about the sirens individually more and discover their personalities as the book is split between the two groups. It’s interesting as Thea is obviously the leader but the other two girls show totally two aspects. Penn is a follower and won’t disrespect Thea orders but Lexi doesn’t agree with everything. So Lexi knows when to argue and when not to, as she doesn’t want the same fate as the previous fourth girl who Gemma replaced. So there’s interesting dynamics between the girls, and it something that I was waiting for after the previous book where we only saw them when they approached Gemma taking her, with the only exception being the prologue.
The last book was dominated by Gemma and her relationship with Alex which became something special very quickly and it was nice to see Harper’s budding relationship with Daniel, the guy who she hated because he rubbed her the wrong way but then we discovered he had a kind heart and was trying to help Gemma .
By the end of the story, I was kind of disappointed as Hocking reuses something from the first book. In the first book Thea tries to kill Alex in order to get Gemma to come with her and succeeds and she tries again when Harper rescues her, brings her home to try and get Gemma back into the group. I wished she had done something else at this point and was slightly disappointed with this but then she makes it up with reasoning Gemma uses her siren powers to make Alex forget about their relationship and love for her so that Thea won’t come after him again. I just wish this was done either differently or earlier. So we are left with this and I have to wonder what Harper and Gemma’s next move will be as they discovered something that could help them which I won’t reveal as it seems that will have an important part in the third book as they move on.
Publisher : Pan Macmillan Australia
Source : Publicist Provided for review
Released : August 1 2012