IndieWritersReview’s Review of Forbidden: Discover the Legend (Wolf Sirens #1) by Tina Smith

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About this author

Tina Smith is an herbalist, dog lover, Piscean and mother with a fondness for strong female protagonist’s. She lives in Adelaide Australia and works at Mega Health as a Wellness Consultant. She is a part time student of Naturopathy. A love of the fantasy genre and the deep exploration of dark and evocative subjects inspired Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The sequel Fever further unfolds the tale of the heroine femme fatale, on her journey in the underworld between the lands of myth and reality.    Tina learnt to shoot for Wolf Sirens. She enjoys yoga, soaping, reading and is obsessed with writing. Night Fall, her third novel, was released in June 2013. Wolf Sirens Dusk in Shade, the fourth book in the series will be released in December 2013.

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Blurb: When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.

Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides.

A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her…

Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy.


I love a good wolf story. So I became intrigued from the start with Wolf Sirens. As I began reading, I was taken in by the beautiful writing style; which was dreamlike and evoked images of fog shrouded woods and a quiet, mystical township.

The story followed Lila who moves with her newly divorced mother to Shade (I love that name) and she is instantly cast in the role of an outsider by the majority of the school’s population. There at Shade High is the required clan of “beautiful people” -the popular group which is the staple in high school society.

But what is a tad different in Wolf Sirens, the popular group WANTS her to join them; but Lila is hesitant, and she finds herself alternating between a dislike for the group and a desire that almost hints on obsession. Soon as Lila’s and the clan’s existence continue to orbit one another, Lila meets Cresida, a mysterious young woman who knows the groups secret and urges Lila to remain away.

But Lila cannot stop herself, especially as she meets the hot Sky and Reid, both for which she has feelings.

Although, soon Lila finds she has no choice in the matter and that her destiny is intertwined with the young people, due to ancient forces- myths and legends that proceeded her. She realizes that they all play a part in this present day tragedy and that whether she likes it or not, her destiny will not be denied.

As I said previously, I loved the writing style, it being as much a character within the story as the group of kids. The writing and description was very well done, drawing the reader into a world of shadow and fantasy and folding the reader into the evolving adventure. I enjoyed the author’s description and the interplay of the ancient Greek Myths and the modern day urban young adult story.

In my opinion the story moved steadily, with enough mystique to keep the reader thrown off, not giving away facts until partway through the reading. Some who read it might be off put, feeling as if the story lagged, but I viewed it as suspenseful, and entertaining.

Also, there is a very Twilight or  The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater (whose story line is completely different, but has a focus also on Wolves and  a great romance). So there is a similar feel to the telling and the overall theme; forbidden love, creatures that can be viewed as monsters and inescapable destinies. This might not appeal to some who might feel the love triangle as overdone. But for me, (and of course reviews are subjective and completely opinionated) I enjoy an intense and passionate love triangle. I enjoy the push and pull if done moderately and there is a clear definition of the main character’s true feelings; meaning that yes, she is attracted to one but the other is her soul’s desire.

Again, it is completely a preference of mine.

And I feel that this author handled the love triangle which is a major theme well. I enjoyed the well developed characters, and the plot moved steadily, with sprinkles of action that was gravy to a very entertaining read.

I enjoyed Wolf Sirens, and I suggest it for those who enjoy paranormal romance and Greek mythology.

I am exciting that I have found a new series and I look forward to reading more in this series!!


4 thoughts on “IndieWritersReview’s Review of Forbidden: Discover the Legend (Wolf Sirens #1) by Tina Smith

      • Thanks!
        It is so beyond great to have the support of bloggers and readers. Being a first time indie author has been a challenge at times. Good reviews mean a lot to me personally and professionally. If you want to review the other books in the series, I can organize a giveaway to match.
        Thanks for hosting and I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

        Regards Tina Smith

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