Elegy (Watersong Series #4)
  • Elegy (Watersong Series #4)
  • Elegy (Watersong Series #4)

Elegy (Watersong Series #4)

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by Amanda Hocking
     
 

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In a frightful world of dark magic and savage beauty, two sisters are about to discover that love is the most powerful weapon of all. Don't miss Elegy, the mesmerizing final chapter of the Watersong series!

An ancient curse robbed Gemma Fisher of everything that matters most--her friends, her family and the guy she loves. But now that she

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In a frightful world of dark magic and savage beauty, two sisters are about to discover that love is the most powerful weapon of all. Don't miss Elegy, the mesmerizing final chapter of the Watersong series!

An ancient curse robbed Gemma Fisher of everything that matters most--her friends, her family and the guy she loves. But now that she found the scroll that binds the curse, she finally has a chance to get her old life back. She just needs to destroy the scroll--but it's not as easy as she hoped. Protected by ancient magic, it seems utterly indestructible. Making matters worse, Penn has grown even more obsessed with stealing Daniel for her own…and she's about to succeed.

Gemma's frantic search leads her to someone who might be able to help--the mysterious immortal who cursed Penn and her sisters thousands of years ago. As Gemma and her friends unravel the tragic history of the curse, they plunge deeper into a world of shocking secrets and twisted vendettas--and it'll take all their courage, love and the power of their friendship just to survive. Gemma has so much to fight for and she's never wanted anything more, but will it be enough to stop her enemies?

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Heather Pittman
This is the fourth and final book in the Watersong trilogy. Sixteen-year-old Gemma Fisher has been involuntarily turned into a siren. This means she must remain near the ocean and her fellow sirens for eternity; she transforms into a mermaid when in the sea; she can turn into a hideous bird-like monster; and, she has to occasionally feed on a human male in order to survive. She and her allies have an increasingly small amount of time to figure out how to break the siren's curse and return Gemma to her human self. Harper, Gemma's eighteen-year-old sister, is trying to save her sibling while juggling her first semester of college, her mentally incapacitated mother, and her new boyfriend, Daniel. Daniel is trying to help the Fisher sisters while fending off the evil head-siren, Penn, a gorgeous sociopath who wants Daniel for her own. The mythology of this book is interesting, and the shape-shifting, man-eating sirens are unique, a welcome change after countless books about vampires. The characters are underdeveloped and the dialogue is frequently stiff, but the uniqueness of the sirens makes up for it. The action in this final book is intense, both in terms of violent confrontations between vicious mythical creatures and in terms of the romantic milestones reached by the Fisher sisters and their boyfriends. This book is a fast, easy read with a unique spin on paranormal creatures. This series is aimed at teen girls, and is a good addition for any collection with a popular demand for paranormal romance. Reviewer: Heather Pittman
Kirkus Reviews
What's the best news about the fourth and final installment of the Watersong series? It's finally over. Even readers who have slogged their way through the first three novels with the hope of a climactic--or at least satisfying--finish will likely find themselves longing to reclaim the hours of their lives they've lost in pursuit of this convoluted and disappointing conclusion. Once again, the bulk of the novel centers around 16-year-old siren Gemma and her sister Harper's quest to break the curse that holds Gemma hostage before her evil siren sister Penn can find a suitable replacement and kill the troublesome Fisher sisters once and for all. Unfortunately, what should be a thrilling race against the clock is just a frustrating, meandering journey that's cluttered with unnecessary characters of both the human and supernatural varieties. While Penn's lust for Harper's boyfriend and a volatile and power-hungry new siren add moments of interest, they offer little relief for readers trying to make sense of all the book's disparate, moving parts. Characters such as the girls' mother, Nathalie, archaeology professor Kipling Pine and the muse Thalia are oft referred to but rarely seen, and their presence winds up being just another frustration in the already difficult-to-navigate siren sea. Readers won't have to work to resist the lure of this siren song. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250008091
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
Watersong Series, #4
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
111,609
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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