Wolf Sirens Forbidden: Discover the Legend (Wolf Sirens #1)

Rated 3.85/5 based on 23 reviews
Lila Crain moves to the foreboding town of Shade
Reid has a wolfish grin and amber eyes that would make any girl blush and has his sights set on the new girl in school. Introduced to the clique, Lila finally feels like she belongs. But the situation threatens to turn sour when she unwittingly develops feelings for the leader’s off-limits boyfriend, Sky. Forever changing things for hunter & hunted More

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About Tina Smith

Author of the Wolf Sirens series, the sequel Wolf Sirens Fever, Wolf Sirens Night Fall and Dusk in Shade.
A paranormal series of Y/A romance genre novels, featuring goddesses, wolves, intrigue and action.
Tina was born in the Bega Valley, on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. She currently lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her cherished daughter and their cocker spaniel, Billey. She is a Herbalist, final year Naturopathic student and Health food store employee. She love's to write paranormal romance/fantasy and for Wolf Sirens she learnt to shoot. Tina believes nothing beats first hand experience. She enjoys soaping, movies, reading, a bit of reality T.V, alone time and is slightly obsessed with creative writing.

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Wolf Sirens Forbidden Discover The Legend
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.

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Review by: Jenn on July 21, 2014 :
This book is a fast easy and ok read that could use some editing and polish. Removal of commas would certainly help the flow. The plot is familiar and the sort to appeal to teens and YA readers. Overall it's a decent start that shows potential, and one I'd keep an eye on for future releases. I received an evaluation copy in exchange for my review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: tmpswiftie on July 11, 2014 : (no rating)
I was asked to review this book by the author...

From the first page, I knew it was going to be a good read. It seemed to have a unique plot line, and it did. Tina writes with a fresh perspective, it's different to the way many other people write. It refreshing. The descriptions are informative yet they blend into the story and don't give too much away. The characters have relatable personalities, especially the main character named Lila. Starting at a new school, like she does, can be challenging and this book shows the struggle, with an extra little twist.

If there was anything that could have been imporoved, I would say that it was a bit fast-pased. But then again some people like that. I would recommend this to people who love wolfs (obviously) and just anyone who is looking for a good read.

I give this a 7.5 out of 10 rating .
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jacklynn sizemore on July 08, 2014 :
This was an awesome and unique book!!!! I love this story it's about werewolves and hunters! As for the characters there were a lot I really like and one thta I dislike but got like at the same time!!! Can wait start read the next book in Wolf Sirens Series it's call Wolf Sirens #2: Fever: Many are Born, Few are Reborn!!! So a must read!!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jane Hunt on June 25, 2014 :
Written for young adults 'Forbidden' is the first in the 'Wolf Sirens' series. The legend of the Angel and the Wolf intrigues me but the preface's description of the legend effect on Shade is too detailed. This interesting information would be better drip fed into the story through the characters, making it easier to absorb.

The first half of this book didn't compel me but I persevered and found the second half more to my taste. I appreciate this book is aimed at young adults and first love and this definitely came across when Lila is torn between two potential lovers. The first person point of view limits the potential of this story because we only see things through Lila's eyes and I would like to know what the men in her life were thinking and the mysterious Cresida.

There were some interesting twists in this story which made it suspenseful and I liked Lila. I would love to see how she progresses into her destiny.

If supernatural wolves are your thing and you enjoy reading about popular paranormal themes you should read this. I am hooked enough to try book two in the series 'Wolf Sirens: Fever.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: samantha chase on May 29, 2014 : (no rating)
This book was fantastic right from the start , It isn't like any werewolf story you have read before . But talk about an ending OMG
Please check out my blog for more !
http://samsreadingaddiction.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/forbidden-discover-legend-wolf-sirens-1.html
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: The Avid Book Collector on May 28, 2014 :
3.5 out of 5 stars

I love to read anything paranormal, especially vampires and werewolves, so when the author asked if I would like to review her series of books and I saw that it was about werewolves, I was IN!

Right from the start, the cover lured me in, begging me to open this book and start reading. I think it is an absolutely beautiful cover – so dark and intriguing. Then, if that did not seal the deal, the preface gives the reader a detailed account of one of the many myths surrounding the town of Shade and werewolves. It is such a beautiful myth – ancient Greek gods, forbidden love and wolves. So after all that, I settled in and began reading what was to be a promising good book – I was not disappointed.

This was a beautiful story of the hunter and the hunted and the love that was forbidden between the two. It is the story of one girl’s discovery of what her destiny truly is meant to be and the journey there is full of heartbreak, anger, love and anguish. Ms. Smith has such an elegant way of writing, the words flowed so smoothly. I became emotionally invested in these characters, in fact the ending brought tears to my eyes – I really did not expect it. The ending also left the door open for the next book in this engrossing series, and I can’t wait to begin the second leg of this emotional and action filled series.

I am rating this story 3.5 out of 5 stars only because there were a few issues with punctuation and the repeat of information at times, but these were minor and did not take away from the story whatsoever. I believe this is the author’s first novel, so with that being said, for a first, she did a really good job!

*I was provided a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: TnT Reviews on May 27, 2014 :
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lila Crain is forced to move to the small town of Shade after some trouble in the city. She is anxious to start her year at Shade High.

To her surprise the "in" crowd are eager to invite her into the clique. She is suspicious when a girl named Cresida warns her against it.. But wanting to know more about them she accepts their invitation to join their group.

It is then that Reid catches her attention. Tall, athletic and charming, she is flattered by his attention. After a few weeks of finally feeling that all will be OK in Shade, she develops feelings for the top dog "Sams" boyfriend, Sky.

Lila is intrigued and sucked into the lifestyle of her new friends.
She begins to unravel why they live the lives they do and is transformed and bewitched by it.

An interesting read with a spin on the paranormal. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and look forward to reading Fever and Night Fall.

4-Bombs
Reviewed by Jacqui
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Harps Romance Book Review on May 26, 2014 :
I loved this book and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. If you love shifters and werewolves this series is for you. The author gives you background on the mythology of werewolves and makes in interesting in the story line. Lila is a seventeen year old teenager who is forced to move to a small town called Shade with her mother after her parents divorce and her acting out getting into trouble. As soon as she hits start at the local high school she knows something isn't right. People stare and don't speak. And then the popular kids want her to join their clique. She finally does even after a girl called Cresida warns her not too. Sam is head of the clique and her boyfriend is Sky. Lila starts dating another boy in the clique named Reid but she really only has eyes for Sky. Then she starts to learn secrets and something in her is changing. Don't want to give out too many spoilers. http://harpsromancebookreview.com
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: SBMorales on May 21, 2014 :
I started this book reading the preface and it grabbed my attention immediately. I was very excited to start the story reading about how and why the town of Shade was cursed with werewolves. Lila Crane moves to Shade with her mother, who recently became divorced. At the beginning of the book it was mentioned that the mother was from this town and I hoped that her mother and her past would of been an interesting part of the book, however I didn't see much about the mother other than her not handling her divorce well. For me I think if the timeline was changed a bit it would of helped the flow of the story. Almost as soon as she got there she was invited to join the "popular" group. It felt like it was almost a week before she saw the principle and he suggested she should take a tour of the school with Tealy Sutten. It seems to me the tour and gossip might have been better if it was before the invitation to the cheer leading squad. The mystery and the investigation of the town would of been more of the focus. Of course I love mystery and intrigue so I may be bias. This is the first of the series and I'm curious to find out where Smith is going to take us.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sheryl Frid on Feb. 15, 2014 :
I was given this book by the author for an honest review. this is book 1 of a series by author Tina Smith.

This book is about high school and the ups and down that face the female lead character Lila and her challenge to fit in and about werewolves and werewolf hunter(s) .

I liked the characters and how they interacted with each other but I felt sorry for Lila and her relationship with her mother, Sophie. it is not a mother daughter relationship but almost like 2 friends living together.

When I first started reading this book I was a little confused because I was not sure which direction it was going, almost like too much information thrown at the reader to start with. But as I went page by page it started to become clear and I was at a point where I was not going to stop until I finished the book.

This book has suspense, lies, murder, betrayal and budding romance. if you like paranormal romance stories then you will like this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: lucieparis on Jan. 26, 2014 :
A dark atmosphere, secrets and a forbidden love.

Everyone was waiting for Lila. Everyone watches Lila. Everyone expects something from Lila. After moving from the city, Lila is in the dark about a lot of things and walking on eggshells to discover the many secrets surrounding the clique and the city of Shade.

Waiting is a very well developed theme. Not in a boring way that make us want to turn away from the story rather the opposite. The details are subtly disclosed to pique the reader's interest and make him want to know, if Cresida is really mad or on drugs, to discover the motivations behind Sam's suspicious friendship and why Sky is so cold towards Lila. Ok, I confess that the last part is the main reason, I've been eagerly turning the pages...

Even when Lila will be approached by Reid and will discover she's dating a werewolf, the story is not going to lose its plot in favor of the romance. In fact, the girl's feelings are more ones of curiousity about the wolves, their modes of operation and their stories that one occupied by hormones.
However, her obsession with Sky lead it on an eventful end. I confess that I would have liked more passion and emotions. I did not sigh while reading about the love triangle or about the forbidden one, so I was a little dissapointed.

But I understand that this first volume was used by author to introduce the characters and the plot. Personally, the story won me over thanks to all the secrets. My curiosity will be the end of me! Lol
I liked the universe proposed by Tina Smith and I really want to discover more about Lila and its new future in "Fever".
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: deausha Sernicola on Jan. 25, 2014 :
wolf Sirens forbidden ... Love it the characters were well written . loved that she was from a big city and moved to a small one ( love them) At one point I did want to throw my e-reader lol . just the right twists and turns in the book its a must read
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Rebecca Larsen on Jan. 08, 2014 :
3 stars

Wolf Sirens Forbidden--
This book has its good or bad parts such as when Cresida and Lila meet. Lila ends up loving a werewolf while in total cliche fashion she ends up being his worst enemy a hunter....It was romantic with a tragic twist within it

This story needs some polishing, but it does have a good storyline.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cathy Geha on Dec. 28, 2013 :
This young adult book geared, to those who want to read about werewolves, begins in much the same way that Twilight did. Lila is a 17 year old who has moved to a small town from the big city. She has a mother who is recently divorced and not the most hands-on of parents. She is rebellious, strong willed and interested in belonging but unsure where she should and will ultimately fit in. She catches the eye of the athletic beautiful in-crowd who eagerly include her in their group. She also catches the eye of someone in her class named Cresida who warns her against being part of the in-crowd. There is love, angst, a bit of sex and a different twist to the werewolf mythology by bringing in Artemis, Apollo and Zeus. The first book in the series left me wanting to read the next book even though I had not thought I would in the first half of the book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Monica Fellowes on Aug. 05, 2013 :
In Forbidden, Lila and her mother move to Shade due to her mother's divorce. As Lila joins the in process school year and tries to make friends and adapt she discovers, things are not as they seem on the surface.

Lila discovers who she was meant to be and who her fellow students are throughout the tale.

The book starts with the legend of the town, which I found greatly enjoyable and feel adds to the authenticity of the story line.

The characters and story are well written and engaging. At times, I did want to slap some sense into the characters but looking back at myself at that age, I want to slap some sense into myself.

While, I am still not sure how I feel about the ending, it is passionately and well written.

Overall, definitely a enjoyable tale.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Alaina (@ Reflections of a Bibliophilic Barista) on July 11, 2013 :
I would like to thank the author for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review

This was a little bit of a roller-coaster read for me, so I'm going to rate it 3.5 stars. There were times I was just so-so about things going on, and there were times that I couldn’t put the book down. I guess part of it has to do with the fact that werewolves are my least favorite paranormal subject matter (although I keep trying my best to find werewolf stories to like).

I really loved the mythology added to this story; it’s one of my favorite elements of fantasy stories. The story Tina Smith created surrounding the town of shade and its connection to Artemis, Apollo, and Zeus was very unique and interesting. I loved the idea of the wolves not really being gentle misunderstood creatures most of the time and having people to police them when they get out of hand. The story started out decently paced, but I felt like there was a big gap in the middle that was too slow for me… although there were enough twists in the plot to keep me wanting to keep reading. This was one of those reads that I stuck through the slow parts keeping in mind it was only the first book in a series and sometimes all the set up slows it down a bit. By the last few chapters I was happy I stuck through… this story had one of those endings that had me reaching for the second book immediately.

One of the biggest things that made this a three star read for me was that I didn’t really like the main character. In the very beginning I felt for her and the situation that put her in Shade, but through most of the story I just wanted her to stop whining. It wasn’t until the very end of the book that she stopped irritating me. There was also a little bit of insta-love going on which tends to be a big issue for me. But there were other characters that held it together for me… like Sam, Sky, Reid, and Cres… who I won’t say a lot about because I don’t want to give away any spoilers.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Donna on July 05, 2013 :
I have to admit that I was drawn to this story by the blurb. It sounds so itriguing: a young woman drawn to a mysterious girl in a small town, a group of people with luminescent eyes. Sign me up! I want to read it!

And truly, with the preface and first few chapters, I was hooked. I found the back story of Lila interesting, but also sad in that she was basically alone. Although the background story was somewhat lacking - I wanted more. I was also left a little confused by some of the things that happened: what's up with the tattoo? Why did her folks split?, etc.

When the story continued, I was still a little confused by what was going on. I felt lost with Reid and Sky. She liked Reid, but also liked Sky. Hmmm. She liked Sam but liked Cresida. I mean, she kinda needed to make up her mind. But I took it in stride. I mean, she's a teenager, so that was okay. I can deal and eventually the story evened out and it became clearer. However, it took a few chapters for it to happen.

Anyhoo, all in all I liked the story. I think the idea of having a Hunter in this town was pretty neat. Add to that the inevitable romance that was brewing, and you have yourself a story! I'm hoping the next book will show off Lila's newly acquired Hunter finesse (& continue the romance!).

Thank you for allowing me to read and review this book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sarah Martinson on June 26, 2013 :
I have very mixed emotions about this book, "Forbidden: Discover the Legend #1 by Tina Smith.

Forbidden is set in the small town of Shade, where Lila has recently moved with her mother due to her parents' divorce and mother's semi-breakdown. Once there she is thrown into a world full of myths and legends, werewolves and hunters, love and lust. Lila must discover where she fits into all this and how to cope with what life brings her.

Tina Smith has created an original world and interesting take on a not-so-original theme. (Let's face it, since Twilight there's been all sorts of vampire and werewolf books surfacing all over the place.) I like how she added some mythology, and in fact would have liked her to go a bit deeper into it. Her characters are well thought out and were easy to envision.

My biggest complaint is that Lila, her main character, annoyed the absolute snot out of me for a large portion of the book. Her mannerisms and voice, her whininess, and the choices she made go completely against my personal character and even my morals a bit, to make her very hard to like and relate to. Towards the end, however, she does get more independent and confident in her role and starts to redeem herself.

Overall, Forbidden is a good read. For me, it wasn't one that I couldn't put down, but it is worth checking out the rest of the series.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Belinda King on June 25, 2013 :
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and fair review.

I enjoyed this story although I did feel it dragged on way too long in the lead up to where the action started. There seemed to be alot of unnecesary story going on. I found it quite frustrating that Lila was not getting what was happening and that it took a good half of the book for her to realise.

I liked some of the characters and disliked others which is the authors intent. The description was done really well. Although there is one part between Lila and Reid where I thought the author rushed into an incident and I thought did that really happen? I was quite disappointed that seeing how strong a character Lila was that she let something like that happen. (Trying not to give away too much but when you read you will understand).

The author wrote in such a way that I really felt the feelings that Lila had and was going through and felt a big part of the story.

I was very disappointed, no actually I was really angry at the ending. It actually made me lose the desire to read the next book. I can only hope that the author has something really amazing in store for us in the next book.

There were some gramatical errors which are technical details really. Words which should not be there, and some which were swapped around. They were easy to overlook and didnt take away too much from the reading experience.

I did like the whole story idea and how it started out with a mythical explaination to the story. I think this story could be compacted down and still be a really good read.

On the whole I did enjoy this book and gave 4 stars.
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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Belinda King on June 25, 2013 : (no rating)
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and fair review.

I enjoyed this story although I did feel it dragged on way too long in the lead up to where the action started. There seemed to be alot of unnecesary story going on. I found it quite frustrating that Lila was not getting what was happening and that it took a good half of the book for her to realise.

I liked some of the characters and disliked others which is the authors intent. The description was done really well. Although there is one part between Lila and Reid where I thought the author rushed into an incident and I thought did that really happen? I was quite disappointed that seeing how strong a character Lila was that she let something like that happen. (Trying not to give away too much but when you read you will understand).

The author wrote in such a way that I really felt the feelings that Lila had and was going through and felt a big part of the story.

I was very disappointed, no actually I was really angry at the ending. It actually made me lose the desire to read the next book. I can only hope that the author has something really amazing in store for us in the next book.

There were some gramatical errors which are technical details really. Words which should not be there, and some which were swapped around. They were easy to overlook and didnt take away too much from the reading experience.

I did like the whole story idea and how it started out with a mythical explaination to the story. I think this story could be compacted down and still be a really good read.

On the whole I did enjoy this book and gave 4 stars.
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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Monica Fellowes on June 23, 2013 :
In Forbidden, Lila and her mother move to Shade due to her mother's divorce. As Lila joins the in process school year and tries to make friends and adapt she discovers, things are not as they seem on the surface.

Lila discovers who she was meant to be and who her fellow students are throughout the tale.

The book starts with the legend of the town, which I found greatly enjoyable and feel adds to the authenticity of the story line.

The characters and story are well written and engaging. At times, I did want to slap some sense into the characters but looking back at myself at that age, I want to slap some sense into myself.

While, I am still not sure how I feel about the ending, it is passionately and well written.

Overall, definitely a enjoyable tale.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: s h on Oct. 10, 2012 :
This book was great. I loved it. My daughter loved it. She can’t wait for the sequel. The ending leaves you hanging, in a good way.

It was free of typo’s and well written.

Tina’s explanation of a complex world is believable and enthralling. I highly recommend it to all lovers of fantasy/romance.

Deep themes and vivid characters. Great stuff.
(review of free book)

Review by: Beverley Eikli on Aug. 21, 2012 :
When Lila reluctantly gets caught up with a group of unusual teenagers in her new town she discovers all is not as it seems. The 'in' group who are encouraging her to join their ranks have a hidden agenda and Lila is both drawn to them at the same time as her instincts are warning her off.

I loved this story with its skilful blending of wanting to be accepted at the same time as wanting to be true to oneself.

There's a deep emotional connection between Lila and those who've earned her loyalty and a satisfying, well-rounded conflict when Lila's divided loyalties pit her against other-worldly elements that threaten everything she holds dear.

Wolf Sirens features a cast of well drawn, memorable characters - including a very unusual (no spoilers here so you have to read it to see what I mean!) and very compelling hero - and I think many of us would see elements of our teenage selves in the multi-faceted Lila.

The end is nail-biting and I can't wait to read the sequel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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