Book Review: Sirens Spell Danger

I received a copy of "Sirens Spell Danger" for review via Write Tribe. The book (ebook really) is a collection of three short stories - one each by a prolific blogger. This was the first books by fellow bloggers and it was with a lot of excitement I picked it up.

‘Femme Fatale’ is the first of the three stories in the book. It's story of a unsuspecting young chap who goes lusting after a "siren" he meets over a drink in the pub and gets embroiled in a plot to bomb the city! From there, the book describes in detail the 'action' (read fighting, shooting, bombing) the chap gets into! And there exactly lies my grouse - the author could have focused on developing the character instead of jumping head-first into action and stunts! A very weak plot and a story you can give a miss.

‘Bella Donna’ is the second story in the series and the best of the lot! A chain of murders of high-profile unrelated business tycoons  confound the city police. The murder mystery, unraveled with the help of science, makes a gripping and interesting read -  though the author could have made do with fewer scientific terms. The author Radha Sawan is definitely somebody to look out for!

The third story, 'Bellary',  starts off as the story of a intelligence agent being posted to investigate the ISI activities in Bellary but the storyline soon moves into the legend of 'Bellary'. While overall a good plot, it could have done with some editing to make it more gripping.

Overall, I was disappointed with the book and will rate it  2.5/5.


  1. Last night I finished reading the first story and you mirror my thoughts on that one, Meena. Will read the other 2 stories soon.

  2. I think I'll give it a miss. Good review :)

  3. Thanks for taking the trouble to review.

  4. Thank you for the review.. I still feel like reading it.. Lemme ask you the details offline! :)

  5. Hi, Belated thanks for your review!

    Need a small favour from you. We have changed the cover image of this book across all platforms (facebook, goodreads and Amazon). I was wondering if you could change the book cover in your review as well. Its a part of our rebranding attempt, so we would like the same cover to be present all over the web.

    You can find the new book cover here -

    Thanks again for supporting our book!