Siren by Jo-Anne Joseph 3.5 Stars
A Catchy Read for A Dark or Rainy Day
As strange as it may be to say, the quotes in between certain chapters of this book was my favorite part about this read. For me it was an added bump that made me want to continue to turn the pages and was styled very appealingly. Unfortunately, I had the considerable twist well figured out when I hit just over a quarter of the way through the book, which was no surprise as I am well known as the spoiler of well-wrapped gifts in my family. I was compelled, however, to continue to read on to see how it would end and am happy to say that I was not disappointed.
Though there was one place where I had to go and read back a bit to make sure I was understanding something correctly for a scene/memory jump, it was easy to follow along with the flow of the story as the struggle of the characters unfolded.
Because of this book, I will be looking into other books by this author and very much look forward to seeing how she continues to grow in the future with her writing!
Nothing in life is ever monochrome.
I discovered that a long time ago,
And with all such lessons,
I learned it the hard way.
Dark cannot exist without light.
Night can’t occur without day.
Despair can’t flourish without hope.
I couldn’t live without her,
She can’t survive without me.
She was meant to be my protector.
It was us against the world.
Instead, she became my worst fear.
I allowed that despair to grow and fester.
I let it mar me, then, almost destroy me.
I realized something had to give.
This time, there is no turning back.
When the siren calls to you,
You unwillingly answer.
Question is… Would I survive the fall?
About The Author
Jo-Anne Joseph is an indie contemporary romance author, dreamer, doer, artist with a flair for creating stories about the seemingly impossible and second chance romance. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader and enjoys painting and coloring. She also has a deep love for poetry and prose. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age and resulted in her debut novel Infinity.
Jo-Anne is a business professional by day and also writes on a volunteer basis for on-line publication Still Standing Magazine and the website Glow in the Woods. Her articles have been republished in several newsletters.
Jo-Anne lives in Johannesburg South Africa which provides the inspiration for the settings in her novels, with her husband Brian and their beautiful son Braydon.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
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