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*Wake (Watersong)* by Amanda Hocking- young adult book review  
Wake (Watersong)
by Amanda Hocking
Ages 12+ 320 pages St. Martin's Paperbacks July 2013 Paperback    

Have you ever gotten an offer you would never dream of denying? And you think you would accept, you find out there's a catch?

Thatís the kind of predicament Gemma Fischer is in. She's never really fit in with the rest of her school swim team. Then, while swimming at her favorite lake at her favorite time (nighttime), Gemma meets the people who she thought would be just like her: the sirens--Penn, Thea, and Lexi.

Gemma canít decide whether she wants to join the Sirens. She tries to hide the situation from her sister, Harper, who starts to think something fishy might be going on. Gemma wants to ask her mother, but due to a recent accident that caused her mind to go, that option is out of the question.

At first, Gemma thinks the sirens are her key to fitting in with a group. When they start to hurt others, though, Gemma believes that she would never dream of joining their group. When her race times for swimming start dropping, she second-guesses her decision. The group gives Gemma an ultimatum, but she has another thing to add. Join Penn, Thea, Lexi and Gemma on her road to a decision.

I really enjoyed Wake and am anxious to read the next book in the Watersong series. Author Amanda Hocking makes Penn, Thea, Lexi and Gemma come to life, drawing the reader in right there with them.
 
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