Published by HarperTeen on January 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
From Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series, comes a captivating stand-alone fantasy romance.
Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger . . . but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?
You would not believe the amount of people around me who didn’t like this book, so you have to excuse me when I say that I was terrified to read this book. I mean, I was a teeeny bit doubtful about Kiera Cass’ writing, especially after how The Selection ended. It was like BAM BOOSH OKAY THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS GOT TOGETHER IGNORE THE DEAD PEEPS. Yeah.
BUT the cover definitely pulled me in again. I mean, what’s with Kiera’s books and prettttty bootiful gowns? SO YES, the moment I saw it at the library, I just KNEW that I had to read it. And so I did. ANNNNNND I have to say that The Siren was pretty good. Like, the story line was amazing, and I’ve never wanted to be a Siren so badly in my life before.
Kahlen was one heck of a unique character, mostly because she deviated away from the others. While other people learn to love and adapt into the Siren life, she wanted more. She always wanted more in life. But then, she fell in love. And that’s when everything fell apart.
I think what attracted me to this book was the whole romance part. It was cheesy, but you know me, I’ve always believed in soul mates and such. So, I was pretty engrossed in this book since the very beginning. However, I have to admit that this book was a biiiiit slow for my taste. There were times when I just wanted to put it down. And I actually did. I started reading another book. But then after awhile, I was so curious about Kahlen and Akinli such that I picked up this book yet again.
My favorite scenes of the book was definitely Kahlen and Akinli, but there were certain parts that were pretty draggy, in my opinion. Draggy and unnecessary. I felt like Kahlen took WAAAAY too long to make a decision, and if there was a narrator’s voice, I imagined her to be speaking pretty slowly.
And then there was the Ocean. I don’t know if I like or hate her. She reminds me so much of AIDAN in Illuminae, that I can’t help thinking more about her. I do hope that someday, maybe someday Kiera Cass might write a story based on the Ocean, because I am pretty much curious about why she was the way she was.