Plot: 20/20 (Veryy veryy goodd)
Overall: 97/100 or A
Summary: In this fifth book in the Magykal series, Septimus ends up on a captivatingly beautiful island, one of seven set in a sparkling sea. He’s stranded there with his badly injured dragon, Spit Fyre, along with Jenna and Beetle. There are some strange things about the island, including a Magykal girl named Syrah, a cat-shaped lighthouse that has lost its light, and an eerie presence that sings to Septimus–can he escape the persistent call?
Trouble is also brewing for Lucy and Wolf Boy, who have become entangled with some nefarious sailors at sea, and for Milo Banda, Jenna’s father, who is harboring a mysterious treasure chest in his ship’s hold.
Review: Syren is undoubtedly my favorite addition to the series so far. Angie Sage has devised a masterpiece of a plot with much excitement and enjoyment sure to befall any reader. Sage has crafted a beautiful setting, the island of Syren, and her descriptiveness of its beauty is… ah…”Je ne sais quois!” My favorite character addition to the story is probably Jim Knee, a slightly ungrateful jinnee. I shouldn’t say any more about him, for fear of spoilers. Anyway, I must commend Angie Sage for once again bringing us readers and reviewers another very satisfying literary entrée. Bravo!