Thursday, August 11, 2011

Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

Title: Undercurrent
Author: Tricia Rayburn
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: June 12, 2011
Source: Bought

Summary: The sirens are back, but Vanessa may be the biggest threat of all. . . .

Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by sirens—femme fatales of the watery depths—and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

Her boyfriend Simon’s been the only person Vanessa feels she can really trust. But now there are some secrets she can’t tell even him. And when Vanessa finds herself in the sights of Parker, Hawthorne Prep’s resident charmer, she needs someone to confide in more than ever. Doubting her relationship with Simon, unsure of Parker’s intentions—and of her own—and terrified by what she’s learned about herself, Vanessa has never felt so alone.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies—every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.

The eagerly anticipated second novel of the Siren trilogy, Undercurrent is a seductive paranormal romance that will leave you breathless.

Review: Undercurrent is the sequel to Siren. A book that I loved. Undercurrent, unfortunately, left much to be desired.

My expectations for this were high and were not met at all.

There were only a couple of high points in this book for me. I still loved Vanessa, thank goodness. She made some decisions I couldn't commend but it was still enjoyable to see her go through changes.

There was some awesome twists and turns that I did not see coming at all. There was also a cliffhanger(ish) ending and I'm dying to see where the author goes with it.

Between the twists, I was bored. I didn't get what was going most of the time. The chapters end with something major happening and then it's over and we have to read way into the next chapter to see what happened. Things were just really confusing. I'm not sure if this was me or just the way it was written. (I didn't have this problem with Siren, though.)

I didn't feel like anything big, bad and dangerous happened with the sirens in this book. Undercurrent takes a long time to climax, in my opinion. And when it did, I was unimpressed and left disoriented.

There's also a lot going on in the romance department that I wasn't happy with. Vanessa is terribly insecure, and while I like her she just kept annoying me with her awful relationships and bad decisions concerning the relationships. Take in mind that watching her live with the consequences was still enjoyable, like I said.

Undercurrent, overall, was a thoroughly disappointing sequel. I will be reading the next book, since I want to see how Rayburn finishes the trilogy. Plus I didn't necessarily hate this book, it was just a okay read.



Bailey said...

So sad this one didn't live up to Siren. =( I have been hearing that a lot so I won't be rushing to read my copy anytime soon. Thanks for the honest review. =)

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