Monday, February 9, 2015

Light of Lorelei

Light Of Lorelei (Tales of Skylge #2)Light of Lorelei by Jen Minkman (Tales of Skylge #2)

The authors have given me this book in exchange for an honest review, and there was no bribing involved. So no worries. First I'd like to thank Jen for sending me the book! You're the best and I love your books! Thank you for giving me the chance to read them. I am also sorry it took me so long to get this review up.


There is no light without shadow, no truth without sacrifice, and no way to keep us all from harm. Aska wants more out of life than being a temple girl in the St. Brandan Convent of Brandaris. Her life-long service to the Baeles-Weards is the only reason she wasn’t killed immediately after birth – she is atoning for the sins of her parents. Her Anglian mother and Skylger father were never supposed to love each other and have children, and Aska is reminded of her low status and illegitimacy by her fellow temple girls every day. But then she meets Tjalling, a young, mysterious, and charming Skylger fisherman who doesn’t seem to care that he is not supposed to befriend her. Soon after they meet, the island falls prey to the largest Siren attack in the history of Skylge and Aska is beginning to doubt the wisdom of the priests. If the Light in the Tower really keeps the people from harm, why are the Shriekers taking more and more lives each day? Adding to her inner turmoil is a secret meeting with Royce and Enna, who want to recruit her into their resistance movement, an unexpected confession from her best friend Melinda, and Aska’s realization that she likes Tjalling a bit too much for her own good. Soon, she is going down a road there is no turning back from, forcing her to make choices that shake the foundations of her world. For Aska, there is only one true choice – to bring the truth to light.

Rating: 5/5 Worlds


Now, can I just say after reading this I nearly had a heart attack? OMG, if you hate cliffhangers, don't read this. Just kidding, read it anyway, this book intrigued me so much! Aska is the main character in this book, not Enna, so it adds a different point of view to this whole thing going on. One of the main things that got me was the fact we got to meet a Siren, and highlight this spoiler if you'd like. I never every through it would be Tjalling! But I'm so glad Aska and him got to have a little romance in this book. SIREN LOVE <3  ;) Anyway, away from those spoiler-y parts, this book was intriguing, and adds a whole 'nother aspect to this amazing world full of magic, electricity, and sirens. In this book we learn more about the Fire of Brandan, and the Light of Lorelei. Wait until you dive into this book, and Aska's world becomes yours! I had might flipped upside down with the story lines Jen Minkman was able to weave in. Melinda was also an interesting character to play. She's Aska's best friend, and I think as a character she is great, but their best friend relationship seemed almost off to me, and it made really think if their relationship was based on friends, or love. Overall, I more prefer  Tjalling and Aska, because he really seemed to understand her loneliness, and how she felt about being looked at differently because of her parents. Her parents don't play a major role in this story, but offer an interesting story line, making this character even more 3D and complete. I think that the ending was fast, but a good fast, as it had me hanging onto the edge of my seat. I read this book in a day, all because I got so, completely, into it! I can't believe how it ends! Overall, this book has definitely made it onto my favorites list, and I can't wait to see the conclusion, Fire of Fryslan! Thanks so much Mrs. Minkman for the book, and I enjoyed it so very much!
In my Little of World of Silent Sirens, Natasha