The Watersong trilogy tells the story of Olympic hopeful Gemma Fisher, whose world is turned upside down when three girls come to her small hometown of Capri, Maryland. Her life had been far from perfect even before Penn, Lexi, and Thea showed up, but the world she had known slowly crumbled before her. Harper, Gemma’s older sister, tries to keep up with Gemma’s whirlwind summer as she balances college and a new boyfriend named Daniel. And then, we can’t forget Alex, the boy who has fallen for Gemma, and Marcy, Harper’s best friend. As the group of friends search for a way to release Gemma from the siren curse, they learn valuable lessons that never would have been discovered otherwise.
“My mama didn’t raise any fools and she didn’t raise any heroes,” the wonderfully sarcastic Marcy claimed during one such adventure.
Amanda Hocking made my Top 10 authors in one of my Top 10 Thursday posts, so you probably already know that I love her work. I really like her casual and modern writing style that seamlessly tells a story that is relatable and easy to read.
In particular, I really enjoyed this trilogy by the previously self-published author. When I was younger, I loved the Percy Jackson series for possibly the same reason. I really love the incorporation of mythology into modern day novels. I think it takes infinite creativity to make something that was told thousands of years ago relevant to a current story.
Hocking is an amazing characterization author as well. I can honestly say that I fell in love with the “good” characters and absolutely loved to hate the “bad” characters. I appreciated all the characters’ flaws and loved how Hocking used their experiences to mold them into living, breathing parts of the story.
I would also like to mention that there are novellas published as a part of this series. In case you’re not sure, a novella is a short story that is connected to either the plot or characters of another series. If you want to know the backstory of a fairly minor character, for example, Hocking wrote short stories explaining them.
I know I do a lot of book reviews through my blog, and I hope that you’re checking out some of the series and novels that I have profiled. Whether you do or don’t, happy kommenting :)