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Fern is not like other girls. She has strange and vivid visions and has the ability to teleport—anywhere, anytime. Fern is an Otherworldly, a special kind of vampire that lives in the human world. What's more, Fern is one of the Unusual Eleven, a group of Otherworldlies all born on the same day with extraordinary powers, prophesied to ...
Not just an
Fern is not like other girls. She has strange and vivid visions and has the ability to teleport—anywhere, anytime. Fern is an Otherworldly, a special kind of vampire that lives in the human world. What's more, Fern is one of the Unusual Eleven, a group of Otherworldlies all born on the same day with extraordinary powers, prophesied to change the fate of Otherworldlies and humans alike.
On a school trip to Washington, DC, Fern has a dramatic vision that reveals another Unusual in grave danger. Now it's up to Fern to put together the pieces of where he is and why he's been taken. Can Fern solve the puzzle and free the boy in time to defeat the darkness that threatens?
In this gripping and fast-paced tale, the world of vampires has never been more compelling.
Twelve-year-old Fern is an Otherworldly, a vampire—though why a non–blood-drinking, non-immortal, naturally born, teleporting telekinetic is called a "vampire" is left as an exercise to the reader.
After fighting the evil Blouts in The Otherworldlies (2008), Fern must now face a deadlier menace: rooming with the school's mean girls on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Fern's only distraction from the bullies tormenting her is her vision of a boy in a cage. The boy, she discovers, is Miles Zapo, a kidnapped Otherworldly just Fern's age. Fern suspects Miles, like her, is one of the Unusuals, destined to do something or other. (It's not clear what's so Unusual, and it doesn't really matter; as long as there's a prophecy it's important, right?) The kidnapper is the dastardly Silver Tooth, also known as Haryle ("Hair-uh-Lee") Laffar, brother of evil Vlad from Fern's previous adventure, and possessed of even more mysterious and evil secrets. The Smithsonian, the Hope diamond, moon rocks and mohawked, scaled, monstrous birds all play a part in Haryle's villainous plans for Miles and Fern. A firmly middle-school adventure (despite packaging attempting to capitalize on the paranormal craze among older teens) composed of cartoon villains, unconvincing heroes and a muddled, nonsensical plot.
Volume one was far more coherent than this sequel—too bad. (Fantasy. 9-11)
Posted August 16, 2011
I found myself really into the book as soon as I started it. I adored the Otherworldly and the way it is written. I have never come across a book like this before. Fast pace, gripping, and very engaging, I am in love with this author, Ms. Kolger. The book is not at all what I was expecting. Instead it exploded in front of my face leaving me blindsided!
I loved the characters in this book. They were all unique and so fresh! I can't begin to tell you how much I really liked this book. I love that Ms. Kogler really open up to readers to something new. I had no idea that this is the sequel but after reading this one I must pick up the first. And even though I have not read the first book, Ms. Kogler made it easy for the reader to fall right in. I had no trouble picking up the book and falling right into it.
The plot line of the book had loads of funky visions, bad guys, etc. I loved that Fern not only dealt with her growing powers but also dealt with regular high school drama as well. It showed the characters flaws but also made her much more approachable. There is loads of secrets being unveiled that it keep you giddy. I loved it when Fern snuck out to do her own plan. She knew what she needed to do and just did it.
Fresh and gripping, The Siren's Cry is a book I really enjoyed. I loved the aspect of the Otherworldlies and things are slowly coming together as well as falling apart. More people are let in on the secrets and more secrets were made. I am now hooked on to this series, in which I must go out to the store and buy the first book!
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