I give Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley 5 stars.
This book was phenomenal! The story itself is so complex and woven into a delicate pattern of one girl’s life and what she must endure. This book starts out as a girl living in a fishing village. She lives alone with her father and must be married off soon. Instead of letting her father have the complete choice, she decides to take matters into her own hands and find someone herself to coax into a good marriage. When a stranger comes along, she is swept off her feet. But he never mentions marriage.
This would be the end of some books, but there was so, so much more to go. I had no idea where this adventure would take me next. Turns out, I was on a train ride with so many twists and turns. There is an incredible amount of story that happens after this. I do not want to give any more away, but Nerissa learns just what she really is and the truth about those she loves. It seems everyone has lied to her. And you won’t believe just how she handles this!
Besides the story itself, the characters are believable and interesting. I really liked Nerissa’s friends and family. I would have liked to have seen more of Zeer’s direct family though. They are mentioned and even explained who they are and their backstories, but I would have like to have seen them have a more interactive role in the story. But that is a small thing. This book blew me away and I highly recommend it to those who like to read about a strong female character in a fantasy/supernatural book.
Review by @erinwolf79