Book of the Week: Syren by Angie Sage


Title: Septimus Heap 5: Syren

Author: Angie Sage

Stars: 4 out of 5

Genre: Fantasy

Blurb: In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a captivatingly beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He's stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat-shaped lighthouse that has lost its Light, and an eerie presence that sings to Septimus—can he escape the persistent call?

Trouble is also brewing for Lucy and Wolf Boy, who have become entangled with some nefarious sailors at sea, and for Milo Banda, Jenna's father, who is harboring a mysterious treasure chest in his ship's hold.

Favourite Quote: "It was a bright, blustery spring day in the Marram Marshes. The wind had blow away the early-morning mist and was sending small white clouds scudding high across the sky. The air was chilly; it smelled of sea salt, mud and burned cabbage soup." (I love this description!)

Thoughts: I love the Septimus Heap series and Syren is no exception.

I really loved the characters. They're really well written. You can almost feel like your know the characters, they're so relateable.

My favourite character would have to be Jim Knee. His habit of calling Septimus names while pretending to respect him is hilarious. Plus, he's a jinnie (genie), what's not to like?

Now I'm going to read Physik. Yes it's the third book in the series, but I didn't know we owned it. That was a delightful surprise!

Have you read Syren? Did you like it? Who was your favourite character?

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