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Monday, April 2, 2012

Review of Siren by Joycelin Arnold

Siren (Book #1)Siren by Joycelin Arnold

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story of a very unpleasantly Dystopian society has all the prerequisites: detailed world-building, explanation of society, culture, military, government; xenophobia, in that the humans and the Sirens and Banshees are antithetical; decent writing; and the novel starts out with plenty of action and dialogue, just as is essential to hook a reader. The author definitely has a vivid imagination and has created a society-a future-where no one in their right mind would want to live, where the worst threats of totalitarian governments in our day have been exceeded by corporations; and where the military is a tool for not just government, but for those megalithic corporations. This is a life where death is preferable, because even in exile, one will be hunted down, tortured, murdered. Better to have never been born at all.

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