Sirens is an anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish. I got sent this anthology for free so I could take part in the blog tour for this book. This was the first anthology I’ve read in a long while and it made me realize that I’ve missed reading short stories.
About the book:
Sirens are beautiful, dangerous, and musical, whether they come from the sea or the sky.
Greek sirens were described as part-bird, part-woman, and Roman sirens more like mermaids, but both had a voice that could captivate and destroy the strongest man. The pages of this book contain the stories of the Sirens of old, but also allow for modern re-imaginings, plucking the sirens out of their natural elements and placing them at a high school football game, or in wartime London, or even into outer space.
Featuring stories by Kelly Sandoval, Amanda Kespohl, L.S. Johnson, Pat Flewwelling, Gabriel F. Cuellar, Randall G. Arnold, Michael Leonberger, V. F. LeSann, Tamsin Showbrook, Simon Kewin, Cat McDonald, Sandra Wickham, K.T. Ivanrest, Adam L. Bealby, Eliza Chan, and Tabitha Lord.
This book has a great collection of stories with a bigger diversity than I expected. Really, no story is like the other and it really took me by surprise. It was impossible to know what the next story was going to be about. They all have Sirens as the main theme, but Rhonda Parrish really has done a great job putting all these stories together.
I had of course some stories I liked more than others, but that is always going to be the case with anthologies. It’s a good compilation of stories that I enjoyed reading. If you are intrigued by Sirens or maybe wonder what they are I recommend this anthology.I myself knew very little but was intrigued by the concept and I’m very glad I read this book.