Monday, May 20, 2013

The Siren's Secret by Heather Ostler

"She screamed in agony. Deep down, she really thought she wouldn’t be cursed. She had lied to herself, given herself hope."

Julia already knows she is different. After all, she is a werecat, a shapeshifter. But she has other secrets—deeper secrets about her heritage that threaten to overtake her identity altogether. Spirited away to Sirenity, Julia learns that she is a siren—cursed to be alone forever. Her plans for a future with Terrence now seem futile, and what’s worse, her friend Caleb seems convinced that they are destined to be together despite her curse (and despite Terrence).

But beyond her complicated love life, Julia is still a princess, and she must keep her siren identity a secret. Soon, however, Julia fears that she might lose herself to this new heritage when she is needed most. She can’t afford to have an identity crisis when Alexis, her scheming mother, is plotting against the kingdom!

Filled with secret plots, dual identities, and hidden agendas, this adventure will leave you breathless. Fall into Julia’s world and discover what happens when secrets stay buried for far too long.

It's lovely to be a part of the blog tour for The Siren's Secret today.  Siren's Secret is the second book in this series, the first being The Shapeshifter's Secret.  My thanks to Heather Ostler for allowing me to read and review her book.

One of the things I appreciate most about this book is that it's clean.  Heather does a great job with this.  

Julia is definitely on a journey of discovery.  By the end of the last book and at the beginning of this book you get the feel that Julia thinks she has a good handle on things.  She is efficient at shape shifting and her studies are going well.  She has a boyfriend and seems pretty content despite the ongoing struggles with the Guild.  Of course, we all know that when a character in a book gets comfortable, things are really going to get shaken up.  Poor Julia.  It was inevitable.  ;)

I loved the world of Sirenity and I loved how the Siren's basically proved the prejudice's against them wrong to some degree.  It was a great new addition to the plot line.  

I have an on again off again like for Julia.  There are so many times that she does or says things that I just don't like.  Her friends and family are incredible loyal and patient with her even when I'm not sure she does much to instill that in them.  Maybe it's because she is the princess?  I don't know.  I think it's the selfish attitude that she'll do what she wants even if it hurts people and then say sorry later.  But, Julia isn't always selfish.  She puts everything on the line in multiple times to save her family and friends when it all explodes, but it's just the stuff leading up to that, I guess.

I think Terrance really gets the shaft in this book and I feel sorry for him.  I think he was treated so coldly by Julia.  Boo.  I like Terrance.

Things are left up in the air for Julia so I'll be looking forward to seeing how things unfold next.  I'm hoping for a more mature Julia and maybe a kinder one.  Julia's BFF has some secrets of her own that were never exactly resolved in this book so I'm hoping we get some answers there too.

This book hasn't been released but look for it in June.  The 11th, I believe.  You can find the pre-order at Amazon.  You can also find out more at the author's website.  The link is in her bio below.

I like fortune cookies, lucky pennies, shooting stars, and implausible coincidences. I’m always cold and have at least 5 different flavors of hot cocoa on hand at all times. I’m a sucker for happy endings and like to eat dessert first. I think Muppets Christmas Carol is one of the best movies ever, along with The Parent Trap. English accents, cloudy days, and family inside jokes make me smile. I am a writer, and I love finding inspiration in art, music, nature, seasons, and relationships.


  1. Ooh! What a fun story. I'm looking forward to the release. Calendar, where did you go...?

    1. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by today. :)

  2. This sounds like a great book and the cover is gorgeous!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour, Aimee!


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