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Elegy (Watersong Series #4)

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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. ...

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Overview

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

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“Filled with mysteries, realistic characters and lots of action . . . Wake is the next great book.” —RT Book Reviews

“High school, family, young love, and mythology all combine to create an easy-to-read paranormal suspense story that will have fans eagerly awaiting new installments.” —Booklist

“Amanda Hocking knows how to tell a good story and keep readers coming back for more.  More is exactly what they will be looking for once they’ve turned the last page.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Hocking hits all the commercial high notes… She knows how to keep readers turning the pages.” —New York Times Book Review

"A fantastic and phenomenal conclusion to one of the best series I have ever read. Amanda Hocking's vivid world is riveting, chilling, and simply stunning - I couldn't have asked for a better ending!" --Brad about Books

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: 2/4/2014
  • Series: Watersong Series , #4
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 158,611
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Hocking

AMANDA HOCKING is The New York Times bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and a lifelong Minnesotan. She made headlines by selling more than a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format. Elegy is the fourth and final book in her Watersong series with St. Martin's Press.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Wow

    While i loved this series of books and characters, as a mom of two girls i cannot condone a 16 yr old having sex. And i def cannot condone young girls reading about it no matter how much the 16 yr old is in love with the boy. I get it but that part could have been left out or insinuated or something. My girls are still just 6 & 8 but i wouldnt want them reading this when they were 16 either. I just dont think its appropriate. And the thing is up until this book they were pretty clean. I think there should be a tidied up version of this one for the younger adults that read the other three books.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Nice conclusion to the "Watersong" series

    I really enjoy all of the Amanda Hocking books I've read so far, and would consider this one of her better series. Her writing style is clear and natural. I find the character development in this series to be compelling and real; the characters act "true to their nature". I don't love this series as much as I loved the "Trylle" series, but I think its far superior to "My Blood Approves". Without giving too much away unnecessarily, I don't think there are any huge surprises here, but I still find myself rooting for the "good guys", and for Gemma, and I was still interested and excited in seeing how the events played out. Interestingly, this series(and this book in particular) had less of a melancholy feel. In both the Trylle and Blood series, even though the main character "won" in the end, it was with a caveat...something was still lost. I felt that this book cleaned things up more neatly and completely, so I felt less of the lingering sense of doom. Be sure to read the previous 3 books in the series first - "Wake", "Lullaby", then "Tidal". Also don't miss "Forgotten Lyrics" which is a little slice off Daniel's backstory, and a shorter novelette(55 pages on my Nook). I read this earlier, then re-read it after finishing "Elegy" to clear up some lingering questions I had. If you're a fan of books like "Twilight" - but more well-crafted and smarter - then you'll probably like this series. I've become a huge Amanda Hocking fan!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Loved it

    Excellent ending to the series. I'm gonna miss Daniel & Alex, such great guys.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(:

    This was a amizing book it was also well wrote read the whole series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    I love this series by Amanda Hocking. She is an awsome writer. I

    I love this series by Amanda Hocking. She is an awsome writer. I loved the ending of the story. And some how some way the golden shaw seems to stay in the back ground through out the books but in the end turns up to be very important. I love the fact that Thea finally found some peace. She was just one of those characters you felt for. Liv I think was the most disturbing out of all the sirens. She just seem to be pure evil period. Penn was a spoiled little brat that was use to getting her way..I never could stand Penn...Another reason I love Thea is because she never could bring her self to kill any of her sisters. And Gemma was just awsome all ways fighting to save her humanity to bad humans on this earth don't do that same. Harper is an awsome older sister..She is a great example of what a sibling should be. Just an all around great series :D Give it a chance ;) You will not regret it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Love watersong books

    :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Scrretty

    I love the water song books i just could not waght to read this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Finnaly

    Ive been waiting since may

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Amazing

    I don't have to say much but this: AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    THRILLING, EXCITING, ROMANTIC: Everything I would describe this

    THRILLING, EXCITING, ROMANTIC: Everything I would describe this book! I could not stop turning the pages to see what would happen next. The first book 'Wake' was a great lead into the series and this last book was definitely my favorite. I recommend this for everyone who is into paranormal romance. Although, I would only recommend this for a mature audience since there is some inappropriate language,etc. I was so sad that I read through this series so fast because I would go back in time to reread it again and wonder what would happen next. You definitely should read this! I'm serious... It's the greatest series ever!!! ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Nice

    Nice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I havnt read it yet

    But.....its about rime she came out with the last book......but she really is a amazing author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Must Read

    I purchased this book for my 14 yr old daughter for Valentine's Day. Yeah, candy isn't good for you :) She loves the author Amanda Hocking. I think this was the last book in a series she started last year. My daughter absolutely loves this book! She can't put it down. She rather read this book than watch TV :) She would recommend this book and its series to all young teenage readers. And any other book by Amanda Hocking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a awesome book u must the Watersong series it is amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Anonymus

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS THE LAST BOOK!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THIS WHOLE SERIES AND THIS IS JUST AS AMAZING AS THE OTHER BOOKS, MAYBE EVEN BETTER!!! ALSO BY AMANDA HAWKING IS THE TRYLLE TRILOGY WHICH IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! YOU ARE AN AMAZING AND TALENTED AUTHOR AMANDA HAWKING!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD AND AMAZING WORK!!!!! (sry 4 any misspelled words)...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Great

    It was faaaannnntastic i havent even read rhe book yet though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Awesome

    Amazingly awesome book.!!!!!! Best ever!!!!!!! :)

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Great series...couldn't put it down!

    Each book in this series continues a fabulous story line by Amanda Hocking. Fun, suspenseful, sexy, and hopeful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Awesome: A must read

    I love Amanda Hocking's series. Elegy didn't let me down. Can't wait to read #5..If there's one..What will it be..Enjoyable.

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