Monday, 1 June 2015

Review of The Siren's Realm by Megan O'Russell PLUS Giveaway

Today we're taking a look at THE SIREN'S REALM, the second book in The Tethering series by author Megan O'Russell. Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. First, a little more about the book.

The Siren’s Realm by Megan O’Russell
(The Tethering, #2)
Publication date: April 29th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Jacob loves Emilia Gray, but things aren’t always that simple in the world of Magickind…

The war has begun.

The Dragons are gaining power, and the Gray Clan stands alone. Desperate to find a way to stop the Pendragon, Emilia is forced to seek answers from someone who hasn’t been seen in seventeen years . . . Her mother. Embarking on a magical journey filled with witches, wizards, centaurs and a dangerous and powerful Siren, Jacob and Emilia must take a leap of faith to a land neither could have ever imagined . . . and hope they can then find their way home.

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My Review

Siren's Realm is the follow up to Megan O'Russell's The Tethering, the first book of the series in which Jacob discovers he has magical powers and bonds with Emilia. In the sequel, Emilia and Jacob go on an adventure searching for Emilia's mother. I really enjoyed reading this book. The beginning of the book is reminiscent of HarryPotter, Emilia and Jacob's world immersed in magic and learning spells and wanting to discover more about their pasts. The journey they go on felt like a mixture of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, as the adventure is filled with danger and drama and interesting characters they meet along the way. I do have a strong opinion about Emilia's mother, but I can't say too much without spoiling the book, so you'll just have to read it yourself. The book ends on sort of a cliffhanger, and I'm interested in finding out how things pan out in the next book. If you're in the mood for a magical fantasy adventure, this could be the book for you.

Megan O’Russell is thrilled to have published her premier novel The Tethering with Silence in the Library Publishing. Originally from New York, Megan is a professional actress who spends her time traveling the country for different shows. When not on stage or writing, Megan spends time with her beloved ukulele and her wonderful husband. To follow Megan’s writing adventures, you can visit her website at

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1 comment:

Giselle said...

Great review, Dorothy! This sounds like a solid sequel and a really fun series overall. Glad you liked it! :)