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The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren by Wendy Toliver

The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren (Simon Romantic Comedies)si·ren \sī'rən\ n 1 : any of a group of female and partly human creatures in Greek mythology that lured mariners to destruction by their enchanting music 2 : a woman who makes bewitchingly beautiful music 3 : a temptingly beautiful woman

On Roxy’s sixteenth birthday, she is somehow miraculously transformed from band geek to gorgeous seductress. Roxy’s grandmother explains that this is because Roxy is a Siren, the definition of which is above. At first, Roxy is skeptical, but then she starts to get used to charming boys to get what she wants. With the aid of her flute, Roxy snags her hot crush, passes her driving test, and becomes a model, among other things. But there are two rules; Roxy can’t tell anyone she’s a Siren, and she can’t fall in love either. If she breaks these rules, she loses her powers and the person she loves will die. Everything seems so simple at first – until Roxy starts falling in love.

The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren was a very fun and satisfying read. I really enjoyed how Wendy Toliver incorporated mythology into a funny modern story. The story was sweet yet predictable, but that didn’t make me like it any less. Anyone who loves the other Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies will also love this enjoyable novel.

Rating: 4.25

Review copy from personal collection

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Liviania said...

I've been meaning to pick that one up. I like most of Simon Pulse romcoms.

keri mikulski :) said...

This is on my TBR pile. Can't wait to check it out.

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Melissa Walker said...

Just got this one. Can't wait to read it!

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