Monday, December 26, 2016

Review – ‘Siren’s Kiss’ by Margo Bond Collins


Blurb 

Her kiss might save the world . . . 

Unless his kiss kills her first. 

It's been almost two thousand years since the mer-shifter Skyla walked the streets of Athens—not since her heart was broken by a human man and she exchanged the land and sky for the ocean depths. Ever since, she has lived in the underwater ruins of Atlantis, studying with the priestesses of the goddess Amphitrite, refining her mermaid powers and ignoring her human half. 

But her studies are interrupted when she is called upon by the god Poseidon himself to investigate rumors that the world above is being polluted by the magic of creatures from another realm—and worse, that the ocean kingdom of the mer-people might be next. 

When her inquiries in modern-day Greece lead her to an American detective asking similar questions, Skyla realizes that the magical problem she's been sent to research is bigger than she anticipated—and that one human's kisses might be more dangerous to her, and her world, than she ever could have imagined.


Review 

This is a short prequel to the Mythic Kiss series. Skyla is a siren who’s lived in the ocean for the thousands of years after the man she loved chose another woman. She can shift from mermaid to human at will, but has stayed in her mermaid form for a long time. She’s sent to the surface by Poseidon to stop a threat that will tear the human world, and the mer world, apart.
Clay is a human detective from the US on leave in Greece. He meets Skyla and they both feel something magical between them. They join forces to take down the bad guys and wind up with more than they bargained for.
While I liked the story, it needs editing. Though it’s predominately written in 1st POV and alternates between Clay and Skyla, the author sometimes slips into 3rd POV. There are a few spelling typos and comma splices. Other than that, it’s a good prequel for an interesting-sounding series.
3 Stars


Disclaimer – I downloaded this book for free on Instrafreebie and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.