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Amanda Hocking
Teen Fiction HOCKING

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The inaugural title in the four-book Watersong series by Hocking (the Trylle series) will please her fans and likely win her new ones. Sixteen-year-old Gemma Fisher is happy-she's a star on the swim team, her family is loving and supportive, and the crush-worthy boy next door returns her interest. The only downside: three gorgeous but creepy new girls who have her in their sights. One night, Gemma is lured into joining the girls at a campfire by the water; she wakes up the next morning bruised and battered with no clear memories of what happened, but discovers she has supernatural healing abilities and is a far better swimmer than she realized. The girls tell Gemma stories of gods, goddesses, and curses that are actually blessings, but Gemma (rightly) suspects that some important information has been left out. While Hocking's writing isn't always polished (the foreshadowing can be painfully heavy), the well-structured story and strong characters carry readers over the rough spots. A cliffhanger ending sets up the next book, Lullaby, due six months later. Ages 12-up. Agent: Steven Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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main characters Gemma Fisher
Age: 16
Loves swimming; her mother lives in an assisted living home due to an accident years ago;dating her best friend, the boy next door; encountered a group of new girls; woke up feeling different; has new powers; discovers she is now a Siren; must choose between staying with those she loves or enter a new world.

Age: Teenager
Leader of the Sirens; determined to make Gemma one of them.

Age: Teenager
Has a beautiful singing voice.

Age: Teenager

Harper Fisher
Gemma's older sister; getting ready attend college.

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