Thursday, November 13, 2008
Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding
Name: Secret of the Sirens (Book 1 in the Companions Quartet)
Author: Julia Golding
Genre: YA Eco-Fantasy
Reviewer: Karen Pellett
Premise (be brief): - 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. (King County Library)
Opinions: This entire series has been a joy for my husband and I to read. Though heavily environmentalist throughout the book we were so easily drawn into the life of Connie, a girl thrown into a world full of mythical creatures, as she learns to communicate with all of them (a talent that was thought long lost from the earth). Through many trials Connie strives to help these wonderful creatures avoid extinction through mans carelessness with some humans treat the earth, all the while fighting against the worst of mythical creatures - a shape shifter named Kullervo who is determined to pit man against beast until all are destroyed. For those who enjoy reading Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series should enjoy this series as well.