Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she’s ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who’s devoted to helping her find her sister—and who’s immune to the girls’ dark powers.
While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma’s powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new “sisters,” the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It’s a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she’s plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she’s drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her…but no one can deny how much she’s changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she’s become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?
If you are looking for a good review, filled with praises for LULLABY, the second installment in the WAKE series, I suggest you go elsewhere, for here lies my terribly sad review of Lullaby by Amanda Hocking.
LULLABY starts off right were WAKE ended. That’s usually a good thing in a book right? But for Lullaby, it wasn’t that great. I’m not the type of person to criticize a book, usually every book I read is pretty good, but sadly, Lullaby didn’t even make it to my okay list. It’s hard for me to find something good to say about the book, I mean, by the time I turned the last page I found a reason for me to hate all the characters, except for one. Nearly all of them were annoying. Lullaby isn’t exactly action-packed, it just talks a lot on the characters fake feelings.
I don’t know what happened in LULLABY. Amanda Hocking’s writing just went down the wrong path, or maybe that’s how it always was, and I just didn’t realize it when I picked up WAKE. I’ve heard alot of people say that they didn’t like the way Amanda Hocking wrote, but I just didn’t listen. Mainly because I wanted to see for myself. Somehow Ms. Hocking knows how to make gruesome parts seem like taking a stroll. You know how when a important character dies or is excited, you feel something? Well, I didn’t feel anything towards the characters. The only character that was probably given a lot of thought into would be Daniel, he was the only that really seemed alive, the others were all seemed fake, because none of them had any feelings, they were all kind of like robots. Robots with powers.
So now I need some help, should I read the third book, TIDAL, or not? It’s kind of difficult for me to make the decision, so a little help would be great.
If you really liked WAKE and Amanda Hocking’s writing style, LULLABY is for you. But for everyone else, you should definitely go pick up something else. Something like FALLING KINGDOMS. Now that was an awesome book.