Siren Prophecy 1: Shifted – Tricia Barr, Jesse Booth,
Joanna Reeder, Angel Leya, Alessandra Jay
Mythological creatures, science fiction, fantasy,
fiction, young adult
Myreen, a teenager whose mother moved around many
times had always wondered why they kept moving around and the rules. Rules such
as no staying out after dark and never go swimming. Up until Myreen had it with
the rules decides to defy her mother and go out with her new friend Kenzie.
After coming home to find her mother dead and a guy taking her off to a school where
there are shifters. Oberon introduces her to a whole new world her mother kept
from her as well as the fact that Myreen is a mermaid. Myreen has trouble shifting
but later on finds out she is a chimera, she can shift into more than just a
mermaid, she’s also a siren and part vampire. She is now being hunted by not
just any vampire but her father. Myreen sees why her mother had to protect her
and forgave her a little.
I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more
of this series. Not much more to say other than this was an incredible book that
had a plot twist.
Twilight – Stephanie Mayer
Young adult, fiction, romance, mythology, vampires,
werewolves, teenagers, drama
This infamous book, “Twilight” by Stephanie Mayer, is
about a teenager falling for a vampire. Bella Swan meets Edward Cullen at a high
school and he is, at first, not intrigued by her. After an incident of a near
death experience, Bella seeks out Edward to see what he is. Even when he
reveals what he is, a vampire, she isn’t afraid of him. Family friend of her
dad’s and childhood best friend both warn her about the Cullens but fail to
take that advice. He introduces her to his family and they like her to a
certain extent. Then, another coven of vampires’ trespass on the Cullen’s land one
of them caught scent of Bella who is human and thus begins to hunt her down. It
takes the entire Cullen coven to protect Bella. Bella gets nearly turned or
killed by a vampire and she is rescued by Edward once again.
I never truly understood the whole hype of the Twilight series when it first came out. I only had read this because I was intrigued by mythological creatures such as werewolves and vampires. I didn’t like Mayer’s depiction of vampires because it goes against the lore. However, I had been a sucker for the series and read all of them in one swift binge reading fest. I was sort of hoping she would’ve fallen for her childhood best friend because he seemed normal. What creeped me out is that an older vampire, who is one hundred and seven-year-old, was in love with a seventeen-year-old. Talk about pedophilia. I had seen the movies and the movies could’ve been better if someone else played Bella Swan. Not sorry Kristen Stewart. Sadly I do not do movie reviews as I am not big on movies.
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight. Little, Brown and Co., 2007.