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May 10, 2011

THE SECRET OF THE SIRENS by Julia Golding, 2006

The Companions Quartet, Book One: Secret of the SirensWhen Connie is sent to live with her aunt, she knows it's going to be one more place where she doesn't fit in. But soon she realizes how wrong she is. The seaside town is full of adults and children who have strange links to creatures. It's the heart of the secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures, a group of people sworn to ensure that mythical beasts are kept safe. Normally the creatures and their chosen humans work in harmony. But something abnormal is happening here. The Sirens, who for generations have kept their deadly song to themselves, are once again luring humans to their deaths. (Amazon)

Reviewed by Shelby N, bookworm extraordinaire

Who wouldn't want an awesome mythical creature as a companion - and a friend? In this wonderful story, that's exactly what Connie Lionhearts family and friends have. But Connie? The Society for the Preservation of Mythical Creatures is in for a surprise, when they discover that Connie is a universal, meaning that she is a companion to all of the mythological creatures!

But everything isn't good, because a group of half-women, half-bird Sirens are killing of large groups of humans. Not only that, but an age old evil shape-shifter Kullervo, and the supposed companion to the universal, has shown up, and its up Connie, and her friends, to stop him.

I love this book because it ties all of my favorite myths and legends into four beautifully written books. That's right! Four! Because 'The Secret of the Sirens' is only the first book in 'The Companions Quartet' series!!! Every book in the series ties in the same characters, with new characters joining. Golding creates lasting stories, that are wonderful for all ages!

Market: (Middle Grade Fantasy)
Language: (Mild)
Sensuality: (None)
Violence: (Mild)
Mature Themes: (Death)

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1 comment:

Kimberly Krey said...

Nice book review - sounds like a great read! :)