Saturday, December 3, 2011

Siren's Surrender (Dark Tides #2) by Devyn Quinn Review

Siren's Surrender is the second installment of the Dark Tides mermaid trilogy by Devyn Quinn. This one is quite different from the first novel, due to the fact that humans discover the existence of the Mer, and the mermaid sisters must deal with the realization that their lives may not belong to them anymore.
Unlike the first book, this one did not have as much mermaid action as the first. There were only two scenes, both brief, of the girls in their mer forms. This book focused more on the discovery of the Mer, and how they dealed with the G-men who had them quarantined. Basically, it reminded me of the last half of Splash, in which Madison the mermaid is caught by scientists, and then it's a race against the clock to save her. That's kind of like what happened here.
I do have to admit that I love the villain in this series. Queen Magaera is one evil mer queen, and she doesn't care who gets hurt along the way: she wants power, and lots of it. The actions she commits at the very end make me feel like the Lonike sisters are going to brace for an epic battle in the next book. I can't wait to see how the sisters deal with the Queen for good in the final novel.
All in all, it was another great addition to the Dark Tides trilogy, and I certainly can't wait to see how everything ends with the next book, Siren's Desire, which is Addison's story, and will be released next February.


  1. Ooh, I was so mad when they put Madison in that tank! Grrrrrr.

    Haven't read this series yet, but I'm sure it will be in my TBR some day. :)

  2. I loved LOVED the first book in this series so much that when I saw the next one I didn't hesitate to purchase it! I get so excited with the mermaid romance genre and its increasing popularity and, in turn, the choices available for the readers of this category. Being so restrictive in my choice of fantasy/romance novels (MUST have mermaids - DUH!) I was so surprised by the first-one's twist in environments! (For those of you who read it - you know the turn we were dealt!) The second one, while I was so hopeful through the first half, was a romance let-down. Don't get me wrong, it was a successful fantasy/mystery/action ride. But not only were there not enough moments in mermaid-form, but there was so little emotional tie-in for the romance between the main characters of this one compared to the main characters in the first of the series. I wanted more connection for the characters, and less "Ooh! Physical contact!" (Btw: the author didn't describe it alot - and trust me, I am NOT complaining about that fact contrary to typical readers of romance....)

    Just my opinion. Still a great read. And I enjoyed the evil queen's manipulations as well. Her character was much more vibrant and clearly well portrayed in this book!

    Eager for the next one! I'm sure I'll buy it as soon as it's out, just as I did this one!