The Siren by Kiera Cass
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Love is a risk worth taking.
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.
Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.
Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
My Thoughts: Well, I’ve read the Selection series by Kiera Cass and loved it! I loved every one of those books so I was really excited to read The Siren! And I enjoyed it but The Selection was still better for me.
We are introduced to Kahlen who left her family a long time ago. Or should I say she really got torn away from them, even though it was a little bit of her choice. Kinda. Sorta. She now lives with a few other girls and every so often she must sing her heart out. But, Kahlen can’t talk to anyone but the ocean and the other girls. Yes, this was a bit weird. But once you get past that you really start to enjoy the story and everything behind it.
Kahlen also meets a boy named Akinli. She is drawn to him in ways she’s never been drawn to anyone else. And, she can’t even talk to him. She does find other ways to communicate with him.
This one is so hard to explain really. Its complex and complicated. But it’s also lovely and romantic. And each girl has their own voice even though they can only talk to one another. They are each so unique and great in their own way.
And Alkinli is just so sweet. And understanding. And I liked the library and his family. This was just such a sweet story.
Overall: I really really enjoyed this one. I also liked how it ended. It just felt right for them. This one was probably more of a 3.5 to 4 cupcakes for me. I didn’t like it as much as The Selection but I did enjoy it while reading it and had to know what would happen next.
I’ll read anything Kiera Cass writes!
Cover: Like it! Once again, I love the dress and how pretty everything looks.
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