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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Siren’s Realm by Megan O’Russell

Book & Author details:

The Siren’s Realm by Megan O’Russell 
(The Tethering, #2)
Publication date: April 29th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Jacob loves Emilia Gray, but things aren’t always that simple in the world of Magickind

The war has begun.

The Dragons are gaining power, and the Gray Clan stands alone. Desperate to find a way to stop the Pendragon, Emilia is forced to seek answers from someone who hasn’t been seen in seventeen years . . . Her mother. Embarking on a magical journey filled with witches, wizards, centaurs and a dangerous and powerful Siren, Jacob and Emilia must take a leap of faith to a land neither could have ever imagined . . . and hope they can then find their way home.


4 out of 5 (very good)

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The Tethering By: Megan O’Russell

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.**

Jacob and Emelia have been inseparable since they were in grade school.  That is, until the day Emelia is forced to go away.  She promises to return to him one day. He is broken without her and with the new of his father, his life turns upside down.  Emelia turns up during the darkest time of his life with news that will leave him speechless.  Can he accept the news that Emelia brings to him or will he turn his back? Can Jacob and Emelia be together once again?

I absolutely adored this story!! I read it in one setting and couldn’t put the book down.  It has quite a few action packed scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story line is well written and the characters and well developed.  The author did a great job using incredible detail to describe the scenery, locations, and characters.  It is a fast paced story as in the story flows well and is easy to read and keep reading. 

I have two complaints. First, the last name of the “dark” characters in this book are Wayland. To me, it relates too closely to another book.  Also, the story line borders similarities with another novel of a similar story.  The further you get into the story the story line is definitely different and it stands on its own. The author definitely has her own story going on but the similarities were enough to take it down one star.

I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of this book.  You will not be disappointed. It is a great story. I will be picking up a copy of the next book in this series, The Siren’s Realm.

4 out of 5 (very good)

The Siren’s Ream By: Megan O’Russell

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.**

Emilia and Jacob are left to pick up where they left off, after killing several people.  They know that their world isn’t going to be safe for long and that the dragons will be back, searching for them, and fighting them.  Jacob and Emilia are tethered together, unable to live without one another, able to feel what the other feels.  Will Emilia admit that she loves Jacob, even without being tethered? Emilia is lost since her battle with the dragons and losing loved ones.  Can she pick up and carry on with her training and her life to protect herself and the ones she loves that survived?

Another incredible story!  This story builds up the excitement and action as you read. You can feel the action building and boiling, read to boil over.  It’s a type of feeling that keeps you reading, unable and unwilling to do anything else.  I had to know what was going to happen next.  The description in this book is incredible and allowed me to easily visualize what was going on in the story as I read.  This intense description made the story that much more fun to read, visualizing the different animals and the landscapes that they came across.

My only complaint is that the story started out relatively slow.  It took a little bit to get into the story again. However, when it picked up, it flowed without any more issues. The story line was easy to follow and grasp.

I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of this book and reading it.  Such a great story! This is an author to follow and keep up with her work!


Signed copy of both The Tethering and The Siren's Realm

Signed copy of Elected by Rori Shay

Signed copy of Vision of Shadows by Vincent Morrone 


Megan O’Russell is thrilled to have published her premier novel The Tethering with Silence in the Library Publishing. Originally from New York, Megan is a professional actress who spends her time traveling the country for different shows. When not on stage or writing, Megan spends time with her beloved ukulele and her wonderful husband. To follow Megan’s writing adventures, you can visit her website at

Tour Organised By: 

Xpresso Book Tours


  1. Great reviews, Amy! This sounds like a fun series! :)

  2. Thank you for this chance
    sounds great

  3. Thank you so much for the chance xo