Ends on the Perfect Note: A Review of ELEGY by Amanda Hocking

Elegy (Watersong, #4) ELEGY
Amanda Hocking
542 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: August 6th, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LIKED

Now that Gemma holds the key to breaking the siren curse, the stakes have never been higher. At last, a future with those she loves—and a romance with Alex—is close enough to touch…but not if Penn has anything to say about it. Penn is more determined than ever to have Daniel for her own and to destroy Gemma and Harper along the way, and Penn always gets what she wants. Now a final explosive battle is about to begin, and the winner will take everything Gemma holds dear.

  Gruesome battles, mythology, and fighting for what its worth, the last and final book in the Watersong serie was epically written. And it is with great honor that I bestow the Watersong series with the medal of “My First YA series finished”.

  When you’re fighting for you life and the safety of your love ones – how far would you go to keep them safe? Gemma has the key to setting herself free, and she’s getting closer to breaking the siren’s curse. But Penn isn’t easy on Gemma and she’s getting closer to finding a replacement. At the same time, Harper and Gemma aren’t going down without a fight – ELEGY ends the Watersong series on the perfect note.

  ELEGY ended with one of those a happily-ever-after endings. I liked how all the characters changed and I couldn’t help but think differently of them. I found myself loving the very characters I was annoyed with in the previous books.

   Throughout the story, I constantly felt bad for Harper, mainly because nobody told her anything while trying to keep her safe. I mean she’s Gemma’s older sister and she’s more likely to handle this stuff than Gemma. I guess I could have understood that more if she was younger. But it’s a minor thing compared to the rest of this book – which is gigantic, 542 pages, you should know.

   Amanda Hocking wrote more about the curse and sirens in the fourth and final installment, which made the story more interesting. The good thing was that she didn’t drag it out and constantly had someone say something to lighten up the mood. I love those type of characters.

  Amanda Hocking knows how to write a fight/battle scene – in an extremely gruesome way. I just couldn’t help but shudder as I read through them. But then again, sirens are nasty man-eating creatures, you can’t expect anything less!

   Although the Watersong series wasn’t amazing, it was pretty good. And I couldn’t help but smile through the last couple of pages, it was pretty sweet. All in all, I’m glad I read through the series – while the middle books suffered a bit, Elegy was a perfect ending.

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    Brandi Kosiner

    July 26, 2013

    Glad it ended well for you and was overall enjoyable

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    July 26, 2013

    I have both of her series, but I haven't started either one O_O If she's good at fight scenes, I need to hop-to-it. I love a good battle :D Great review!!

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    it was lovely reading you

    July 26, 2013

    CAN YOU BELIEVE I HAVEN'T READ THIS SERIES YET! *hangs head with shame* I definitely will now though! Great review and i'm glad it ended well for you. :)

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    Henrietta @ Leisure Reads

    July 26, 2013

    So glad to see that the series ends on a happy note. I have Wake but I haven't started reading it. But now that I know the battle scenes are good, I'll have to get started. Thanks for sharing!

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    July 27, 2013

    I haven't read this series yet, but I'm glad that you ended up enjoying it!