I've been so fortunate as to be a part of the blog tour for Siren by Tricia Rayburn. Here's the description.
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been ther."Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.
Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.
Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.
Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.
1. What inspired the mystery elements of Siren?
I’m intrigued by—and terrified of—all the things you can’t see beneath the water’s surface, like crabs, jellyfish, sharks, you name it! These mixed feelings made me think about what else might be lurking underwater, and the mystery surrounding Siren grew from there.
2. What do you want readers to take away from your novel?
I mostly want my readers to enjoy a fun, spooky read, but if they take away anything more than that, I hope it’s the idea that if they find the courage to face their fears, they just might find themselves to be stronger than they think.
3. What's your favourite summer read?
Because I first read them on hot summer days, I’m going with The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. But growing up, my all-time favorite summer read was The Baby-Sitters Club #8, Boy-Crazy Stacey. It had everything: good friends, the beach, and a cute older lifeguard!
4. What's your next project?
I just finished the first draft of Siren 2, and soon I’ll start Siren 3. But right now I’m working a new middle-grade project. It’s in the very beginning stages so I can’t say much, but I’m very excited!Hunger Games is one of my favourite summer reads too. Thanks so much for coming Tricia! I'm so glad I got to be a part of the blog tour.
Next stop on the tour is at One Book At A Time. Enjoy the rest of the tour! I had a blast.