Review: Forgotten Lyrics by Amanda Hocking

Posted November 11, 2012 by Sophia
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Review: Forgotten Lyrics by Amanda HockingForgotten Lyrics by Amanda Hocking
Watersong #0.5
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on October 30th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology
Format: eBook
Source: Library


Don’t miss this imaginative new short story set in the magical world of Watersong—a realm of enchanting beauty…and terrifying secrets.

Aggie is a mythological creature on a secret mission.  Lydia is a young woman from a magical family with no real powers of her own. And Daniel is a high school boy who’s made it his duty to protect his deeply troubled older brother.  Then one fateful night, their lives collide in a terrifying accident that changes them all forever. And beneath the surface, the ripple effects of the accident will have more impact than anyone could ever guess...changing not only their future, but the fate of an entire town.

While it probably should have taken me to read a 60 page story in about 2-3 hours or less, I kinda extended it a bit (well, in this case, a few days). Just trying to balance my scales in a way. 🙂 But I’ll admit, a shortstory is always a nice break from a chapter book every once in awhile.

Forgotten Lyrics is a shortstory novel that is based on the first book of the Watersong series, Watersong. It gives a basic history about Daniel and the Sirens from Watersong. No spoilers from that book if you haven’t read it yet. But it does have a pretty good plot, even though there were some grammar issues.

Aggie is also introduced here, who was the Siren that Gemma is soon to replace. In my opinion, Aggie seems to be the nice and caring one out of all the Sirens in Watersong To actually risk her own *insert spoiler* (yep, you must read to find out :)). It’s sad she’s dead later though. 🙁 The way Penn acted just confirms what I’m fearing for Gemma in the future….

Overall, I think it’s a good read if you would like more background info on some of the characters from Watersong, specifically Daniel and the real reason of how the Sirens went from 4 to 3. Though like I said earlier… it’s not a big book and you’ll finish in a few hours, so try to have another book in handy after you read it. 😉

Sophia is a socially awkward Communications major who has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House Crisis. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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