Twelfth plant press 2009.
4 out of 5 stars.
Everything I’ve read so far of Tansy Rayner Roberts I have loved, and this novella was no different, she truly is a world class fantasy writer.
Siren beat is a kick butt urban fantasy with a kick butt heroine.I do not like crime solving books generally, but when you add paranormal to the crime then i absolutely love them. This is my first paranormal-meets-crime book and I loved it.
Nancy Napoleon is a guardian, and her job is to guard the docks of Hobart, stopping creatures of the sea from doing harm to the people in her city.
When 3 dead teenagers turn up on the docks, Napoleon realizes she has a couple of siren’s on her hands, and it’s her job to track them down and stop them. Even with a bad leg and mourning the death of her sister, she is still a force to be reckoned with.
Cadmus, napoleon’s sister’s ex, is back in town and wanting to help. Napoleon wants nothing to do with him. They had this hate/lust thing going on that was hot as – as was Cadmus.
I would love to see a series of full length Nancy Napoleon books.She was feisty, strong and tough. She has built a hard shell around herself, which is understandable given her circumstances.She is the type of character that leaps off the page, taking on a life of her own.
The only downfall for me was that there was a little too much swearing for my liking, but that’s to be expected in books for adults.(I read a lot of YA when the swearing is much less frequent.)
If you love mythical creatures,tough chicks and crime solving, then this one is for you.
A must read.
It is available from the publisher for just $10, and they ship internationally, or from smashwords for just $1.99 US.