Welcome and thanks for checking out my stop on the blog tour for Roaring by Lindsey Duga. This blog tour is hosted by Favourite Pages Book Club and I’m so excited to be a part of it. As part of the tour I received a finished copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Colt Clemmons is an agent in a specialized division within the Bureau of Investigation—one that hunts down not just mobsters, but also monsters.
For reasons that are kept top secret, Colt is the only person who can resist a siren’s voice. But he’s never had a chance to test this ability. The last siren left in the world mysteriously disappeared years ago.
Then one night, with a single word, she reveals herself. It seems too good to be true.
And it is. Because nothing about this siren—her past,her powers, or her purpose—is what it seems…
Roaring is a YA fantasy romance set in the prohibition era. The books uses a lot of 1920s slang but helpfully there is a glossary at the beginning of he novel so the reader should not feel too lost. The story follows Colt Clemmons, an agent from the Bureau of Investigation as he hunts down and ultimately falls in love with ‘the lost siren’.
This story has a really unique premise with the merging of mobsters and monsters. The characters themselves are also quite interesting, although maybe a little cliche at times. As the story went on I definitely felt myself being drawn into the world created by Duga and did become somewhat invested in the relationship between Colt and Eris.
I haven’t read any of Duga’s other books but Roaring was well-written and I’d be interested in checking out her other works.
The only major issue I had with the story was the lack of representation of anyone not white, cisgender and heterosexual.
About the Author
Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.
Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.
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