Sirensong by Jenna Black
Genre: Paranormal YA
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
Source: Purchased the paperback on Amazon
When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they’re told . . .
The journey through Faerie is long—and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend, Ethan, and her bodyguard’s son, Keane, just can’t seem to get along, and Kimber’s crush on Keane isn’t making things any easier. When a violent attack separates Dana from their caravan, the sexy Erlking saves her just in the nick of time . . . and makes it clear that he hasn’t given up on making her his own.
Arriving at Titania’s beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania’s granddaughter, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for their lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court—or, worse, the Erlking—catch up with her? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?
I love the Faeriewalker series, and I’m definitely sad that Sirensong was the last book in the series. It was a fantastic book, and did a great job concluding Dana’s story.
I knew I was going to love this book because in the beginning it’s revealed that the main characters are going into Faerie! Faerie has been mentioned in Glimmerglass and Shadowspell, and Dana has briefly seen it through the glimmerglass, but this was the first time the reader got to venture inside. It was kind of like stepping back through a time machine, because no technology works in Faerie so everything was like it would have been way back in the day (with magic added, of course). I loved being a “tourist” in Faerie, and meeting cool creatures that Jenna Black brought into the story. I particularly loved the Green Lady.
The twist was really awesome too! I actually ended up guessing it a few pages before it was revealed, which was cool. One thing that really stands out to me in this series though is the development of the friendship between Dana and Kimber. The relationship of Dana and Ethan is great as well, but to me this series was always a little more about friendship. Having a friend like Kimber helped Dana grow a lot as a character, and I loved seeing that development.
The final part of the Faeriewalker series definitely tied things up, but I would love to see more in this awesome world Jenna Black has created. Perhaps Elizabeth’s story once she’s a few years older? That would be pretty cool.
If anyone has any suggestions of other awesome faerie books I should read, let me know in the comments! (I’ve already read Iron Fey, Wicked Lovely, and Wings, but any other suggestions are welcome 🙂