The Siren’s Dance by Amber Belldene

The Siren's DanceThe Siren’s Dance by Amber Belldene
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After her family was murdered Anya Truss was chased into a river where she drowned. She’s spent the last fifty years as a ghost tethered within a fifteen foot radius and has found that she is a vila, an alluring wind nymph. When her murderer finds her he offers her the chance to become human and live again, having already done the same for her sister but Anya only wants to find the man that had tormented her in life.

Seeking the help of police investigator Sergey Yuchenko, Anya tries to find the man who had mistreated her to free herself but what Sergey doesn’t tell Anya is that he has his own reason for joining the mission, he believes that he is the son of the man Anya is looking for.

The Siren’s Dance is one of those books that has some good things about it but also some that I didn’t care for. With it being such a short read I kind of had the feeling it fell into that novella curse where I really just wanted to find a bit more.

The concept behind a ghost that is part siren needing to seek out revenge on the man that did her wrong in life plus the idea that she may become human again certainly was intriguing. There was also a good tie in with the characters and their journey and relationship that was interesting.

What I found though was the story seemed to spend a good portion of the book building up the characters and relationship without too much else actually happening as they spent most of that time alone that it seemed to start dragging a bit for me. By the time the big ending happened it also seemed to be over in the blink of an eye so I was a bit let down to have it go so quickly.

Overall, three stars for this read as it had some interesting bits but a bit slow for my taste.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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