TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren

Twin Tails Series, Volume 2

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
226 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2016
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Author Biography

Cindy Millet Bowles (pen-name: CILLYart) has been creating picture stories and enjoying children’s books, especially fairy tales, since she can remember! Her mother once told her that she was tempted to name her “Cinderella” when she was born because Cinderella was her favorite fairytale. Her mom “chickened out” at the last minute and named her Cindy instead. Relieved to not have had to live up to the name of Cinderella, she takes after her mother because it also became her favorite fairytale!
Her family called her silly Cindy as a young child because she loved to be silly, have fun, and help others laugh and smile. She has always loved drawing silly, “cute-sie” pictures for herself, her six children, and many others. Silly art spelled with the certain letters of “Cindy” and “Millet” became her pen-name as the author-illustrator CILLYart, and represents her passion for art, illustration, writing, and learning.
As a certified teacher with early childhood education experience, she has used her love of reading, writing stories and illustrating them, to strengthen the reading and learning of her students. SOOTYcinders … A Cinderella Tale, A MAGICAL MAIDEN and A MINSTREL, and TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach are her first three published children’s books. She hopes each brings great joy to the reader while reading and dreaming of other wonders and adventures they can experience!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren: Twin Tails Series, Volume 2 is a fantasy novel for children and preteens written and illustrated by CILLYart. Marina and Perla's dad, Mateo Perez, was feeling a bit wistful as they began celebrating their Thanksgiving together. He wondered if there would be more Thanksgivings for just the four of them in the future, but realized that there'd soon be boyfriends, then husbands and children filling the chairs at dinner. The two girls were now in their senior year in high school and would soon be going away to college. Their meal was abruptly interrupted by a strangely shrill and haunting cry that only Marina and Perla could hear. The twins were disturbed by that repeated sound, and they wondered if it presaged bad things. The Thanksgiving delights seemed to lose their appeal as that sound echoed on and on. Suddenly the phone rang. It was Lindy and Bo Chung, who were long-time friends of the family. They were travelling to the West Coast from their home in South Carolina to see the Perez family and would arrive the next day. Just before she got off the phone, Lindy told Marnie that the twins should stay away from the ocean until they got there. Hearing that warning, combined with the eeriness of that continued wailing, was more than enough to convince the twins to stay far from their beloved ocean, at least for now.

CILLYart's fantasy novel for children and preteens, TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren: Twin Tails Series, Volume 2, is an exciting and well-written story that continues the Twin Tails story about two mermaid sisters who were raised by Dr. and Mrs. Perez. This novel can be read as a standalone story as the author does give sufficient background information; however, I'd recommend reading the books in order. The first volume, Twin Tails of Mason Beach, does a wonderful job of showing the twins’ early lives, starting with their dramatic water-borne appearance as infants. TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren provides the reader with the answers to a lot of questions he/she may have about Marina and Perla's real family and the circumstances behind their being raised by the Perezes. This is a fast-paced tale filled with action, adventure and suspense as the twins are confronted by a deadly Siren who is determined to make them her captives. TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren: Twin Tails Series, Volume 2 is highly recommended.

Juanita M.

I had the opportunity to enjoy both TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach (Book One) and TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren (Book Two). I agree with the above review by Jack Magnus. The TWIN TAILS books are magical and delightful reads for children, preteens and families. If you or your children are mermaid or ocean fans, you will love these stories of twin mermaids, Marina and Perla Perez.

When will book 3 come out? My family can't hardly wait to find out what happens next!