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Secret of the Sirens
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 0761453717
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.

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    Secret of the Sirens
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780192773357
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Connie is sent to live with her aunt, she knows it's going to be one more place where she doesn't fit in. But soon she realises how wrong she is. The seaside town is full of adults and children who have strange links to creatures. It's the heart of the secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures, a group of people sworn to ensure that mythical beasts are kept safe. Normally the creatures and their chosen humans work in harmony. But something abnormal is happening here. The Sirens, who for generations have kept their deadly song to themselves, are once again luring humans to their deaths. It doesn't take long for Connie to realise that the victims are oil workers. The Sirens are fed-up with their seas being polluted, but should the Society protect the Sirens or the oil industry? Connie doesn't think she has a role to play, until it becomes clear that she's a Universal - the first person in over a century who can communicate with every type of beast on earth and in the air. Her power is immense. It corrupted the previous Universal . . . and now he's back. And he'll use any means he can - from violence to the terrifying Storm Giants - to turn Connie to the dark side.

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    Secret of the Sirens
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0192754602
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Connie is sent to live with her aunt, she knows it's going to be one more place where she doesn't fit in. But soon she realises how wrong she is. The seaside town is full of adults and children who have strange links to creatures. It's the heart of the secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures, a group of people sworn to ensure that mythical beasts are kept safe. Normally the creatures and their chosen humans work in harmony. But something abnormal is happening here. The Sirens, who for generations have kept their deadly song to themselves, are once again luring humans to their deaths. It doesn't take long for Connie to realise that the victims are oil workers. The Sirens are fed-up with their seas being polluted, but should the Society protect the Sirens or the oil industry? Connie doesn't think she has a role to play, until it becomes clear that she's a Universal - the first person in over a century who can communicate with every type of beast on earth and in the air. Her power is immense. It corrupted the previous Universal . . . and now he's back. And he'll use any means he can - from violence to the terrifying Storm Giants - to turn Connie to the dark side.

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    Secret Life of a Teenage Siren
  • Author : WENDY TOLIVER
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781471103681
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Roxy's about to turn sixteen, but life isn't so sweet. As a band geek, Roxy can barely get the cute guys to notice her, much less go out with her. Then, on her birthday, Roxy is transformed into a siren: seductively beautiful with the power to control all men. She thought sirens were an ancient myth, but suddenly Roxy can get any guy she wants with just a few notes on her flute. There are only two rules: don't tell anyone about being a siren, and don't fall in love. When she starts dating Zach, the guy everybody's crushing on, Roxy realizes she could get used to this siren thing...but how can she keep herself from falling in love?

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    The Gorgon's Gaze
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0761453776
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Mallins Wood is home to the last surviving gorgon, and Col's mother, the gorgon's supernatural Companion, is determined to save it from encroaching development--even to the point of endangering Col and his best friend Connie, the most powerful Companion alive.

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    Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret
  • Author : Liz Kessler
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780763652470
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Follow the siren call to Emily’s magical new adventure! Can the spunky half-mer girl pass Neptune’s test--and help humans and merpeople get along? (Ages 8-12) Emily Windsnap is finally enjoying a swimmingly peaceful life on Allpoints Island, hanging out with her mermaid BFF, Shona, and her new friend Aaron (half-merperson like herself ). But their idyll is cut short when Emily learns that the Windsnaps and friends must return to their old home in Brightport, where construction projects are threatening a secret mermaid community under the sea. Neptune’s mandate? No less than an interspecies intervention to bring merpeople and humans together, a task the imperious god feels the mixed Windsnap family is well suited for. There are just a few snags for Emily, however, like dealing with old nemeses Mandy and Mr. Beeston, figuring out her feelings toward Aaron, and untangling a high-suspense mystery related to a group of legendary lost sirens. Everyone’s favorite half-mermaid is back with a splash in a sparkling new adventure her fans will be eager to get their fins on.

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    Siren's Secret
  • Author : Debbie Herbert
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780373885824
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Debbie Herbert's debut novel, there are two secrets, each one with a deadly consequence... Shelly Connors's worlds--on land and in the sea--are turned upside down when an evening swim turns into a nightmare. On a sweltering night deep in the bayou, the mystical mermaid witnesses a horrifying act. With a monstrous killer now hot on her trail, her life and the lives of her kin are in jeopardy. Terrified of becoming the next victim, Shelly has no choice but to turn to Sheriff Tillman Angier. Tillman has had his intense gray eyes on the sultry honey-haired beauty for a while. The feelings are mutual...and impossible to ignore. But he's determined to solve the murders, and he knows Shelly's hiding something. Can she trust him with her deepest secret?

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    The Chimera's Curse
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0761454403
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The final book in an eco-fantasy series about a secret society sworn to protect mythical creatures

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    Among the Mermaids
  • Author : Ventura, Varla
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9781578635450
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature. Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture. Some facts about the fluid and the fair from the book: Many people believe today that early explorer sightings of mermaids were manatees. (Scurvy + many days away from your lady = a blubbery creature looking supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and terrible pirate, was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid certain areas reputed to have a high number of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has offered a prize of $1 million dollars to anyone who can prove the mermaid off their coast is real. The prize remains unclaimed.

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    Seduction and the Secret Power of Women
  • Author : Meri Lao
  • Publisher : Park Street Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1594772010
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • An exploration of humanity’s age-old fascination with Sirens • Explains the Sirens’ half-human, half-animal bodies as a metaphor for the psychological challenge that their myth has always embodied • Fully illustrated in color with works by Rubens, Bosch, Munch, Magritte, and others Their celestial voices drove mast-lashed Ulysses nearly out of his mind with libidinous promises as they beckoned him ever-closer to paradise--or a rocky death. With womanly torsos and animal lower halves, usually birds or fish, Sirens have long been symbols of the lure of desire--the feminine, as seducer--beckoning men to mystery beyond their ken, or to disaster. This book is both a celebration of Sirens and an examination of the psychology of dichotomy--the diametrically opposed drives and inherent conflicts underlying this female archetype. Since antiquity, Sirens and their mermaid sisters have maintained an ongoing affair of the heart with humanity’s greatest writers and artists. Sirens play important roles in the classical writings of Homer and Euripides, as well as in the modern works of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and many others. Matching these writings with vibrant work from such artists as Peter Paul Rubens, Hieronymous Bosch, Edvard Munch, and René Magritte, Meri Lao has created a feast for the eye. Exploring our 3,000-year-old relationship with Sirens, Lao reveals the secret of the power in their song: it is the sound of the subversive, luring us from the orderly conscious world down to the depth of the world of dreams, and the harder we try to ignore that singing, the more we desperately want to hear it.

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    The Sirens of Baghdad
  • Author : Yasmina Khadra
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307455604
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels: Iraq in the wake of the American invasion. A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief in his small village. Bent on revenge, he flees to the chaotic streets of Baghdad where insurgents soon realize they can make use of his anger. Eventually he is groomed for a secret terrorist mission meant to dwarf the attacks of September 11th, only to find himself struggling with moral qualms. The Sirens of Baghdad is a powerful look at the effects of violence on ordinary people, showing what can turn a decent human being into a weapon, and how the good in human nature can resist. “Compelling. . . . Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish.” —Los Angeles Times

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    Songs from the Deep
  • Author : Kelly Powell
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781534438095
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this “twisty, atmospheric story that grips readers like a siren song” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The sea holds many secrets. Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even though their haunting songs can lure anyone to a swift and watery grave, she gets as close to them as she can, playing her violin on the edge of the enchanted sea. When a young boy is found dead on the beach, the islanders assume that he’s one of the sirens’ victims. Moira isn’t so sure. Certain that someone has framed the boy’s death as a siren attack, Moira convinces her childhood friend, the lighthouse keeper Jude Osric, to help her find the real killer, rekindling their friendship in the process. With townspeople itching to hunt the sirens down, and their own secrets threatening to unravel their fragile new alliance, Moira and Jude must race against time to stop the killer before it’s too late—for humans and sirens alike.

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    The Siren
  • Author : Kiera Cass
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780062392015
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestseller A sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the bestselling, beloved Selection series. Kahlen is a Siren—bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to their watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who’s everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger… but will Kahlen risk everything to follow her heart? This star-crossed YA romance is sure to captivate readers who grew up loving The Little Mermaid or fans of Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga. Originally self-published, The Siren has been completely rewritten for this edition. Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

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    The Sirens of Oak Creek
  • Author : Robert Louis DeMayo
  • Publisher : Robert Louis DeMayo
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 9780998439167
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A hidden, sacred canyon. Eight women. Twelve centuries. And a mystical song that connects it all. This is the layout of Robert DeMayo's new novel, "The Sirens of Oak Creek," a gripping tale that intertwines local myths with historical facts and the author's vibrant imagination. The story is also about the different people who passed through Arizona's magical Oak Creek Canyon over the centuries: Ancient hunter-gatherers, Mayan visitors, Spanish conquistadors, early American settlers and modern-day seekers of bliss. They all will have to face their truth in this remote high-desert canyon. "The Sirens of Oak Creek" is a meditation on the power of immaterial realms, and of nature itself, as perceived through the eyes of these women.

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    Companions: Secret of the Sirens
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0192766643
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Mythical creatures still exist, hidden from the modern world by a secret society determined to keep these wild and mysterious creatures safe from those who wish to destroy them.

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    The Siren's Secret
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Cedar Fort, Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781462105410
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Julia's life has gone from complicated to nearly impossible! When Julia loses her shapeshifting powers and her appearance changes in alarming ways, she flees to Sirenity, where she learns an incredible secret about her mother. In this thrilling sequel, Julia must take greater risks and make bigger sacrifices as she discovers who she really is and what she can really become.

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    Daughter of the Siren Queen
  • Author : Tricia Levenseller
  • Publisher : Daughter of the Pirate King
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781250096012
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When the evil Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race against the fearsome Pirate King to claim a legendary hidden treasure.

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    Sirens
  • Author : Janet Fox
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780142424308
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Fans of The Great Gatsby, Libba Bray's The Diviners, and Bright Young Things will be captivated by Janet Fox's Roaring Twenties tale. Two girls. One gangster. A deadly secret. When Josephine's father ships her off to live with her rich cousins on the glittering island of Manhattan, he says it's to find a husband. But Jo knows better--there's trouble brewing, and in 1925, all that glitters is not gold. Caught up in a swirl of her cousin's bobbed-hair set--and the men that court them--Jo soon realizes that this world of jazz and gangsters and their molls hides a nest of lies. But when she befriends the girlfriend of one of the most powerful and dangerous gangesters in town, Jo begins to uncover secrets--secrets that threaten an empire and could destroy everyone she loves. Jo is faced with a choice: hang on to her soul, or lose herself in the decade of decadence.

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    The Sirens of Surrentum
  • Author : Caroline Lawrence
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781444003611
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times... It's summer in the Bay of Naples - time for fun and relaxation. Everyone is thinking about love at the beautiful Villa Limona, but danger lurks beneath the luxury. A famous murder was committed nearby, and a poisoner is at large amongst the guests. Can Flavia and her friends set a trap to catch the culprit before it's too late?

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    The Art Of Seduction
  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781847651402
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

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    Under the Surface
  • Author : Sonya Blake
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 173510311X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A bloodthirsty siren. A spellbound selkie. A vindictive witch... And a fiery redhead from Nashville willing to take them all on. Kaia has finally decided to put her parents' house on the market and let go of the memories it holds, but she didn't bargain for the secrets she uncovers there. Her whole world changes when she's plunged into a storm on the Atlantic with Sam, the enigmatic fisherman she just met at the bar. As they fight for their lives, Kaia discovers she's a siren, and Sam finds himself ready to break all his own rules for her. Though giving in to her instincts is easy-both in the ocean and in bed-the battle between her siren and human selves takes Kaia to the very edge of who she thinks she is. In the water, she spars with a merciless, territorial siren who wants something she can't give. On land, Sam reveals his own secrets to Kaia, including a curse that looms over him-a curse that could take him from her forever.Under the Surface is the first part of an adult paranormal romance series featuring sizzling love scenes, a witchy love triangle, and maritime legends come to life.

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    Mines of the Minotaur
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : Two Lions
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 0761457968
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The third book in an eco-fantasy series about a secret society sworn to protect mythical creatures and the girl who becomes its most important member. Reprint.

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    The Siren
  • Author : Katherine St. John
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781538733660
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Good Morning America featured thriller, 2021 People magazine "Best Books of Summer" winner and a Good Housekeeping "Best Beach Read to Add to Your Summer Reading List" From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion's Den, comes a "reading experience that’s as layered and decadent as a slice of tiramisu" about a Hollywood heartthrob, his co-star ex-wife, and a film set on an isolated island that will unearth long-buried secrets—and unravel years of lies (Emily Henry, NYT bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation, New York Times Book Review). ​ In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife, Stella Rivers. The surefire blockbuster promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast. Three very different women arrive on set, each with her own motive. Stella, an infamously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella's mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend everyone's plans. With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself. Includes a Reading Group Guide.

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    The Diamond of Drury Lane
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9781429941075
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • MYSTERY, TREASURE, AND A LIFE ON THE STAGE. The first episode of the adventures of Cat Royal is a big, fat juicy read. She's Cat Royal – four foot four, with long red hair, green eyes and not a penny she can call her own. But she does know a secret – where a treasure is hidden in the theater that is her home. The problem is, she isn't the only one looking for it. One adventure leads into the next, taking Cat – and readers -- through the colorful streets of late 18th Century London. The exciting mystery – filled with fascinating characters, lots of incident, theatrical spectacles, and even a bit of political intrigue – will thrill readers. The Diamond of Drury Lane is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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    Atlantia
  • Author : Allyson Braithwaite Condie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780525426448
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--

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    Siren's Song
  • Author : Mary Weber
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781401690427
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “The realization hits: We’re not going to win. It’s why I couldn’t defeat Draewulf in Bron—because this power was never mine anyway. I drop my arms and let the energy die off. And turn around to Face Eogan." After a fierce battle with Draewulf, Nym barely escaped with her life. Now, fleeing the scorched landscape of Tulla, her storm-summoning abilities are returning; only . . . the dark power is still inside her. Broken and bloodied, Nym needs time to recover, but when the full scope of the shapeshifter’s horrific plot is revealed, the strong-willed Elemental must race across the Hidden Lands and warn the other kingdoms before Draewulf’s final attack. From the crystalline palaces of Cashlin to the legendary Valley of Origin, Nym scrambles to gather an army. But even if she can, will she be able to uncover the secret to defeating Draewulf that has eluded her people for generations? With a legion of monsters approaching, and the Hidden Lands standing on the brink of destruction, the stage is set for a battle that will decide the fate of the world. This time, will the Siren’s Song have the power to save it? “Storm Siren is a riveting tale from start to finish. Between the simmering romance, the rich and inventive fantasy world, and one seriously jaw-dropping finale, readers will clamor for the next book—and I’ll be at the front of the line!” —MARISSA MEYER, New York Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles

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    Song of Destiny
  • Author : Kris Faryn
  • Publisher : Nimbus Brands Publishing
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781733186902
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • My voice kills. His touch silences my song. Together we'll either save the world... Or destroy it. I once believed sirens had mermaid tails, crustacean companions, and you know...weren't real. How wrong I was. Turns out sirens have wings, a talking owl spirit guide, and are very, very real. Not only that, they're cursed with wings to soar the skies, searching for the lost goddess Persephone, because it was their fault she was kidnapped by Hades. My family's fault. Centuries later, only a few sirens remain. And apparently I'm the one destined to break the curse to save them all. Me. Korrina Lore. A girl from Brooklyn. An artist in training. Second in Command of our private school's prank gang. Destiny can bite me. Fans of Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, and Jennifer Armentrout will love this original, award-winning Siren series with a twist.

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    Sirens
  • Author : Meri Lao
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0892818468
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • * A celebration of the irresistible allure of sirens and mermaids in art, literature, and mythology throughout the world. * 160 beautiful color and black-and-white illustrations depicting sirens in all their various seductive forms. * An examination of the psychological drives behind our 3,000-year-old obsession with sirens. Ever since the Sirens first tempted Ulysses closer to a rocky death with their celestial voices and forbidden secrets, they and their mermaid sisters have maintained an ongoing love affair with humanity's greatest writers, artists, and poets. With the torsos of women and the lower halves of birds or fish, they have long been symbols of the lure of the dark feminine, seducers who beckon men with promises of desires fulfilled. Sirens: Symbols of Seduction is both a celebration of Sirens and an examination of the psychological drives underlying this archetype. Sirens play important roles in the classical writings of Homer and Euripides, as well as the modern works of James Joyce, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and many others. Matching these writings with the vibrant work of such artists as Peter Paul Rubens, Hieronymous Bosch, Edvard Munch, and Rene Magritte, Meri Lao has created a feast for the eye and ear as seductive as the Sirens themselves. She traces their evolution from fierce, winged creatures who carry the dead from the battlefield to the elusive, sensuous mermaids glimpsed by sailors for centuries and immortalized in Hollywood by actresses such as Esther Williams and Daryl Hannah. Exploring our 3,000-year-old obsession with Sirens, Lao reveals the secret of their power: their song is the sound of subversiveness, luring us from the orderly world above the waves down to the phantasmagoric realm of dreams, and the harder we try to ignore what they are singing, the more we desperately want to hear it.

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    Sirens of the Norse Seas
  • Author : Françoise Ruscak,Gihef Gihef
  • Publisher : Humanoids, Incorporated
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 164337589X
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Fierce Vikings and mystical Sirens face each other in a neverending battle to claim the most significant natural resource their world has to offer: the sea. For generations, Viking clans have faced Siren tribes in battles waged on land and sea. Battles that pit brute strength against sorcery, and cunning versus charm. Their war has torn apart the very world they fight over while also filling graveyards that span farther than the eye can see. But on these battlefields, you are just as likely to encounter love as you are death. These are the tales of their mythical encounters. These are the tales of the Sirens of the Norse Sea.

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    Heart of Power
  • Author : S. L. Giger
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1539824632
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  • Genre : Books
  • Despite being a mystical beauty with supernatural powers beyond any human abilities, there is this one guy who manages to completely get under her skin. 17-year-old Serena can't escape her true destiny any longer. She is transformed into a Siren and has to get used to a new name, new powers and constantly attracting every man's glance. Guided by her new family members, she faces the challenge of attending High School among humans without appearing different. When Alex, the most attractive guy, reciprocates her love, she seems to finally accept her fate. However, two secrets are yet to be revealed, and Serena has to make a tough choice. This is the compelling first novel in the Heart of Power trilogy. S. L. Giger manages to add a refreshing breeze to fantasy by successfully introducing us to the world of Sirens in our modern age. - A great and innocent but nevertheless thrilling paranormal teen romance. Must read!! (reviewsbyjules) Interview with the author Q: How did you get the ideas for this book? A: I love books like Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games but so far, I've only always concentrated on writing contemporary romances. When I was travelling through South East Asia the weird, twisted roots in the jungle inspired me that there could be a whole different world inside ours and so I tried to add a paranormal element to my romance writing and turn it into an urban fantasy romance. When I started writing it in 2013, I wasn't sure where it was going to lead but now I have a pretty clear picture of a whole urban fantasy series in three books. Q: So, are there more books by you, which your readers can enjoy? A: I wrote two more romance novels. "A sketch of what you mean to me" will be published around February 2017. If you buy "Heart of Power: Awakening of the Siren," you will find a link inside which will let you download it for free. The sequel of Awakening of the Siren should hopefully come out by the end of 2017. I'm not sure how much time I will find for writing next to my full time job. Q: You work a full time job? So, when do you find the time for writing? A: Anytime I can get. On the train, before work, after work, in airports, on a plane. Sometimes I feel a bit anti-social because I much rather would want to be home writing instead of going out on a Friday evening. I have to find a balance but I feel like writing gives me more energy because it's something I really want to do. Q: You mentioned planes and airports. Do you like to travel? A: I love exploring beautiful places and I use every chance I can get to travel. I also try to keep up to date with my travel blog, which you find on my website www.swissmissontour.com Q: Who will like the Heart of Power Series? A: People who enjoy reading an urban fantasy mystery or a paranormal teen romance. However, I wouldn't say it's a young adult novel only. If you like Vampire books, I'd say the chance is big that you also like Siren books. I hope I can give something new to the readers, since Siren's aren't yet as explored as vampires. I address topics like having to leave your family and friends and finding your way in a new environment, how while growing up and even as an adult you are faced with choices every day and it's important that you make a decision but that you also accept the consequences and of course, in Heart of Power, you will find the million butterflies, which you feel when you find the right guy for you and the insecurities love can sometimes bring as well. Heart of Power Series eBook Categories: -Urban fantasy series -Siren's kiss -Siren books -Urban fantasy mystery -Paranormal books for teens -Paranormal teen romance -Young adult paranormal romance

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    The Siren Depths
  • Author : Martha Wells
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781597804400
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature — until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance. The Fell, a vicious race of shape-shifting predators, menaces groundlings and Raksura alike. Determined to crossbreed with the Raksura for arcane purposes, they are driven by an ancient voice that cries out from . . . .The siren depths.

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    The Gorgon's Gaze
  • Author : Julia Golding
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0192754610
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Magical Mallins Wood is under threat from developers. Unknown to everyone but the members of the top secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures, the wood is the home of the last gorgon, a creature so deadly she can kill with a look. Col's difficult mother is the gorgon's Companion - a human with a special bond with the gorgon - and she's determined to save it. So determined, that she'll allow the evil shapeshifter Kullervo to help her, even if it means having to sacrifice her son to him. But Kullervo wants more than to help the gorgon. He wants universal power, and he needs Col's best friend Connie to get it. Col's mum tells Col that she wants to meet this powerful girl. But is it a trap? And, if so, who is the hunter, and who the hunted?

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    Siren Queen
  • Author : Nghi Vo
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781250788856
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From award-winning author Nghi Vo comes a dazzling new novel where immortality is just a casting call away An Indie Next Pick! A LibraryReads Top Ten Pick! A Best of May Pick by Amazon | Apple Books | B&N Booksellers | LibraryReads | TIME Magazine | The Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Buzzfeed | Chicago Review of Books | LitHub | BookRiot | Paste Magazine | Bookish | The Mary Sue A Most Anticipated in 2022 Pick for The Washington Post | Polygon | PopSugar | Bustle | Ms Magazine | Autostraddle It was magic. In every world, it was a kind of magic. “No maids, no funny talking, no fainting flowers.” Luli Wei is beautiful, talented, and desperate to be a star. Coming of age in pre-Code Hollywood, she knows how dangerous the movie business is and how limited the roles are for a Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill—but she doesn't care. She’d rather play a monster than a maid. But in Luli's world, the worst monsters in Hollywood are not the ones on screen. The studios want to own everything from her face to her name to the women she loves, and they run on a system of bargains made in blood and ancient magic, powered by the endless sacrifice of unlucky starlets like her. For those who do survive to earn their fame, success comes with a steep price. Luli is willing to do whatever it takes—even if that means becoming the monster herself. Siren Queen offers up an enthralling exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms, in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real and the magic of the silver screen illuminates every page. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    In the Orbit of Sirens
  • Author : T. A. Bruno
  • Publisher : Song of Kamaria
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 1734647000
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nightmarish machines have driven humanity into the depths of space. The survivors are forced to adapt to a planet filled with monsters.

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    From the Mouths of Sirens
  • Author : Abigail Hair
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0578365405
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  • A dark reimagining of The Little Mermaid, From the Mouths of Sirens is the first installment in a compelling new YA fantasy series. With a lush fantasy world, a high-stakes competition, and a thrilling love story, From the Mouths of Sirens is The Cruel Prince meets The Hunger Games. Since childhood, Saoirse has trained for the sole purpose of being chosen for the Tournament. The angel-like people of Aurandel have won the Tournament for a century and ruled the continent with an iron grip. If Saoirse survives the three infamous trials, she will win the Crown of Revelore and overthrow the nation responsible for her mother's death. But when Saoirse is denied entry into the Tournament by the Mer king, she makes a forbidden bargain with an imprisoned sea witch: in exchange for entry in the competition, Saoirse agrees to kill the Auran prince. But while fighting for her life in the arena, the last thing Saoirse expects to do is fall for her greatest enemy, the arrogant Prince Rook.

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    The Two Worlds of Freydis
  • Author : Gihef,Marco Dominici
  • Publisher : Humanoids, Inc.
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781643378572
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Fierce Vikings and mystical Sirens face each other in a neverending battle over their greatest source of life: the sea.

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    The Sirens of Titan
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307423375
  • Reader Reviews : 67
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.”—Esquire Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’ s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. “Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

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    The Siren of Sussex
  • Author : Mimi Matthews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780593337134
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A PopSugar, Oprah Daily, and BookBub Most Anticipated Romance of 2022! Victorian high society’s most daring equestrienne finds love and an unexpected ally in her fight for independence in the strong arms of London’s most sought after and devastatingly handsome half-Indian tailor. Evelyn Maltravers understands exactly how little she's worth on the marriage mart. As an incurable bluestocking from a family tumbling swiftly toward ruin, she knows she'll never make a match in a ballroom. Her only hope is to distinguish herself by making the biggest splash in the one sphere she excels: on horseback. In haute couture. But to truly capture London's attention she'll need a habit-maker who's not afraid to take risks with his designs—and with his heart. Half-Indian tailor Ahmad Malik has always had a talent for making women beautiful, inching his way toward recognition by designing riding habits for Rotten Row's infamous Pretty Horsebreakers—but no one compares to Evelyn. Her unbridled spirit enchants him, awakening a depth of feeling he never thought possible. But pushing boundaries comes at a cost and not everyone is pleased to welcome Evelyn and Ahmad into fashionable society. With obstacles spanning between them, the indomitable pair must decide which hurdles they can jump and what matters most: making their mark or following their hearts?

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    Realm of Sirens
  • Author : Shiulie Ghosh
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9798576507436
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  • Mermaids, naiads, selkies, sirens - they've been called many things over the centuries. And now they're part of my Kingdom. As the socialite daughter of a billionaire, Ash Mitra loathed responsibility. Responsibility wasn't fun. Now she's drowning in it. She left the human world behind to take her place as heir to the underwater realm of Cetaea. She was following her heart, and she doesn't regret it for a second. Finn is her bond-mate, her one true love. But life with her smouldering sea-dweller is no easy task. Not in a divided kingdom where being a half-blood is seen as a crime. Conflict is brewing among the Maren and Syreni, and Cetaea is on the brink. And then there are the beautiful yet mysterious Nereid, the mermaid sirens of legend who are hiding a secret which could change everything. But Ash has a secret of her own. An ability few Cetaeans have. A power so strong it can bring a mythical beast back from the dead. Sirens and sea dragons... can Ash be the leader Cetaea needs and keep the Kingdom - and her heart - intact? Realm of Sirens is book 2 in the Chronicles of Cetaea duology, and the sequel to Kingdom of Salt. Siren meets Aquaman with a dash of grown-up Little Mermaid in this upper YA paranormal fantasy romance. Recommended for over 14s for content and language

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    The Tail of Emily Windsnap
  • Author : Liz Kessler
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780763652401
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A young girl learns she’s half mermaid and plunges into a scheme to reunite with her father in this entrancing, satisfying tale that beckons readers far below the waves. For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery — about her own identity, the mysterious father she’s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water’s surface. With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, first-time author Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious undersea world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident — an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.