The Siren

The Siren

by Meg Xuemei X

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Overview

Lucienne Lam, born to rule as the last of the Sirens, is running out of time. If she fails to find the TimeDust, an ancient power, her enemies will have their wish-her head on a spike. And she'll never know the love promised by Vladimir, a fierce warrior of the Czech royal bloodline.

Except Ashburn, a genius 'farm boy,' has found the TimeDust first, and its power binds Lucienne to him. She must convince him to sever this forced bond so she can return to her first love. But breaking the link seems insurmountable when the TimeDust launches its own ominous agenda and the two boys prepare to duel to the death over her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692251508
Publisher: Silver Wheel Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2014
Series: Laments of Angels & Dark Chemistry , #1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Meg Xuemei X is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy paranormal and sci-fi romance. She finds it dreamingly delightful to be around drop-dead gorgeous alpha males who are forever tormented by her feisty heroines, formidable alien angels, wild shifters, haughty fey, dark vampires, and cunning witches.

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The Siren 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paula Tran for Readers' Favorite Meg Xuemei X's novel The Siren follows Lucienne, a girl who is destined to lead her family/people as the Siren. In order to prove to the rest of the family that she is capable of leading, Lucienne teams up with Vladimir Blazek to retrieve three ancient scrolls from three important Buddhist temples in Tibet. While they were retrieving the second scroll, their whole plan was foiled when thousands of monks began to chase them, resulting in Lucienne being shot in the chest. However, Kian reported that Lucienne wasn't shot by the monks, but by another enemy instead.  This novel is packed with characters who are well rounded as well as realistic. Lucienne is a girl that everyone will either love or hate, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. She is hot tempered and very reckless, but at the same time really loyal and kind. Her strong heart and iron will will touch the hearts of many. The dialogue and interactions between characters are also really nice. The way they speak and the way the dialogue is timed make it very realistic. Vladimir and Lucienne speak exactly like teenagers are supposed to, full of witty humour and immaturity here and there. Suspense and strong action are major highlights of the plot. I really enjoyed reading about major escapes and battle scenes throughout the novel. The author also manages to hook readers in the first few chapters, a very important factor in every novel.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite In The Siren - Laments of Angels & Dark Chemistry by Meg Xuemei X, Lucienne's birth was so special in many ways, but more so because the privileged Siren bloodline had not seen a female baby for thousands of years. And then the baby girl went on to pass the sacred Siren test, thereby marking her as the heir to the Siren's throne and the first female Siren. This immediately earned the little girl numerous enemies among her family members. Under the guardianship of her grandfather and a trusted protector, Lucienne was raised to be the next great leader, and by the time she was fifteen she was as fierce and brave as any Siren, if not even more so. Imprinted in every Siren's DNA was the overwhelming aspiration to locate the Eye of Time and it was no different for Lucienne. The dangerous quest for the Eye of Time took her many places until she finally landed in the lost city - a place that held the promise of answers she so desperately sought, but also presented dangers beyond even her comprehension. With all the forces in her life colliding, the already too complex equation that was her life became even more intricate; there was Vladimir - the love of her life to whom her kiss was poisonous to a lethal degree; Ashburn - a boy from the lost city to whom she was bound by fate; an almost immortal enemy determined to put an end to her life; and not to mention her lifelong enemies back home. The Siren - Laments of Angels & Dark Chemistry by Meg Xuemei X is a flawless blend of sci-fi, YA fantasy, supernatural events, romance, adventure, action, suspense and intrigue. It is a captivating mix of medieval settings with advanced technology, ancient cities and practices, super sophisticated tech labs, time travel and physics theories millions of years ahead of time, and yet all of it feels so effortlessly believable. What is absolutely fascinating about the book is how Meg Xuemei X managed to effortlessly blend these contrasting themes so flawlessly to give the reader a thrilling experience. The already exciting plot is brought to life with vivid descriptive writing and characters that are fresh and have real depth. The Siren - Laments of Angels & Dark Chemistry - is a one of a kind young adult story and the start of a truly captivating series. I cannot wait to read book 2 and see where this awesome adventure takes us.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite The Siren (Book one in the Laments of Angels & Dark Chemistry series) by Meg Xuemei X is equal parts young adult, fantasy, science fiction and dystopian genre all wrapped into one. The story is a refreshing and unique take on the mythical creature known as the Siren. The plot revolves around a main protagonist named Lucienne Lam, the strong female lead who is the Chosen One and fated to rule as the last of the sirens. During the course of the story, Lucienne embarks on an epic journey to find The Eye of Time before her enemies find and destroy her first. Enter love interest Vladimir, the mysterious and complicated Ashburn, relentless and unrelenting enemies along with high-powered battle scenes – well, let’s just say this book is one exciting ride! I really enjoyed The Sirens by Meg Xuemei X. The author has crafted such a rich and engaging world featuring a riveting cast of colorful, realistic and multi-dimensional characters. The vivid descriptions, emotional entanglements and action-packed sequences will have readers up long after bedtime just to see what happens next. A central theme in the story and one the plot line revolved around is making choices and ultimately making the right choices. Every day we are faced with choices, and whether we want to make them or not, we still must choose. This is a very deep and introspective theme that will have readers reflecting on their own choices in life. Fans of young adult, paranormal and fantasy genres (and those who tire of the endless vampire, zombie and werewolf novels) are sure to find a new favorite author in Meg Xuemei X!
Jessica_Peterson More than 1 year ago
Unique and at times bizarre Sci-Fi/Fantasy The Siren is an extremely unique book. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but I got something quite unlike any YA book I’ve read recently. It’s a fascinating combination of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Action…and somehow, it all works together beautifully. If you’re looking for a kickass heroine, look no farther than Lucienne Lam. As the first and only female Siren, she rules over a very wealthy organization that’s looking for an ancient power known as the Time Dust, which will ensure that she can remain the Siren. Because she’s a girl, there are plenty who want her dead, as there has never before been a female siren. But those closest to her do not hesitate to sacrifice for her safety. For the first bit of this book, we are solidly in the normal, what appeared present day. And then things get really weird, when Lucienne’s scientist spot an anomaly up in the Aleutian Islands, and when they arrive, they find a city that appears to be in a different time. A quick-tempered King rules a rural people, and no one there even knows what America is. They have no technology (at least nothing they don’t attribute to the work of the gods), no knowledge of the outside world. But Lucienne knows that it is where she will find the Eye of Time. It’s also where she finds Ashburn Fury, a young man who somehow has a genius’ understanding of quantum physics, the ability to create advanced technology, and has memories that he can’t possibly have. Not to mention there’s a strange connection between him and Lucienne that feels almost like a magical spell. There’s a sweet romance between Lucienne and her friend Vladimir, a Czech Prince who has sworn to stay with her and protect her. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow and develop. There’s also quite a bit of tension when Lucienne and Ashburn’s connection is noticed. The Siren is fast-paced, action packed, and a fascinating maze of mysteries. Highly recommended for fans of sci-fi. See this review and others like it in full fun format over at my blog, Ramblings on Readings!
AngelLovesBooksAC More than 1 year ago
The nonstop action scenes immerse the reader along with the characters, taking me on a great ride! The romance in the book is also amazing. I’m cheering for both Vladimir and Ashburn and keep wondering who Lucienne will end up with. Recommend it to the fans who want a fast-paced adventure that promises fun.
Courtney_Whittamore More than 1 year ago
The ancient myth of the Siren’s is a myth as old as time. In Homer’s the Odyssey, these creatures were of unparalleled beauty and exquisite in every way. They would stand on the shores of the sea, spinning their enchantments for the ears of the Sailors beyond, luring them in with their perfection and playing on the men’s lust. But the Siren was not simply a beauty to behold that went only skin deep like the sailors would have liked to believe. These creatures contained powers greater than anyone could have ever surmised; they held the power to pursued and enrapture, extracting loyalty from all their voices could reach. The Sirens were a race beyond that of a mere mortal, and knowing they outmatched humanity in the way of mind games, they declared themselves the ultimate race. The Sirens in the Odyssey are but one shade of a tale that is centrifugal around the understanding on Sirens. In Love’s Prey, the Sirens have indeed become a greater race, but have infused themselves in the middle of the human race. The Lam family, a family of Siren Blood, lived in the greater Chicago area. For years, Jed, The Siren, had been searching for his successor to take his place and carry out the destiny of the race. All the grandsons and sons of Jed were tested and ultimately made candidates to become the heir apparent. That is until a little baby girl, crying and wailing, was brought to the Red Mansion in which the Siren lived. It had been millions of years since a girl was produced from the lineage of the Lam family, and although women were not considered for the position as Siren, Jed found the extraordinary circumstance of the birth of a girl to be no coincidence. He immediately placed a test before her to see if his curiosity had led him correctly, and to the shock of everyone, she passed the test. The test was a matter of choice. Many objects were placed in front of her, and depending on what she chose, she was either a viable candidate, or simply a bothersome, fussy child. To Jed’s amazement, this tiny child who had never had to make a choice in her life prior to that moment, chose with such decisiveness and certainty that he knew one day she would become the Siren. None of the other candidates had even come close to making the right decision. But Lucienne had. She had picked the ancient scroll, one of three in existence throughout the world that was the key to the purpose of the Siren. This demonstration of her boldness in choice would later in life serve her well, because in the years to come, there were many choices that would lay before her, and their outcome affected more than simply her