Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Siren by Kiera Cass

Page Count: 327
Expected Published: January 26, 2016
Published by: HarperTeen
Genre(s): YA, Romance, Fantasy (Mythology), Supernatural, Mermaids
Source: Hardback
Age Rating: PG-13

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Twitter@kieracass

My Rating: 5 stars








Goodreads synopsis:

A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.


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.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.

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Hey guys!

       If you've been following my blog for a while, then you know that I am a major fan of Kiera Cass's Selection series. When I found out that her stand alone, The Siren, was being rereleased and reedited, I was absolutely ecstatic. I had been planning to read The Siren for a while, but her big news just made me even more excited for her book. Kiera wrote her first book when she was 17, and she published it herself. I think Kiera Cass is such an amazing writer, and The Siren does not disappoint!

      This book was such a beautifully done piece of art. It was hauntingly beautiful, yet addicting and page-turning. It was light, yet deep; and the characters were so wonderfully written. The Siren follows Kahlen, a young girl who was spared from perishing in a ship wreck by The Ocean. In exchange for her life, Kahlen works for the Ocean. Kahlen has to become a siren and lure ships to sinking and causing hundreds of people to die. As Kahlen lives her life as a siren, she has to come to terms with all of the innocent lives that she must claim to feed the Ocean's appetite. She dreams of the day that she gets released from her 100 year sentence. She longs to fall in love, and have a normal life. One day, she meets Akilini, a sweet and caring boy. Kahlen and Akilini's love cannot be, her voice only brings death, and if he ever hears her voice he would die. 

      This book is more than a love story. It is full of friendship, motherly love, and true love. The original and unique form of mythology that Kiera Cass is so fascinating and addicting. Her subtle world building, and Kahlen's siren sisters make this story a beautiful story about friendship and sisterhood. The Ocean's possessive and aggressive character is really interesting, and left me desiring her back story. Kahlen's siren sisters all had deep and relatable back stories that made them essential to the story. All of them were quirky and their interactions with the Ocean and the humans around them were really interesting, and it made me want to read more. 

      The only thing that left me curious were Kiera Cass's choices for the character's names. They're so unique and strange for the time period and the setting. Kahlen was also from the 20's to 50's period so the name seems to be pretty modern as well.

      I really wish that there was at least a novella that told about what happened after the end of The Siren. I cannot wait for May when The Crown comes out...it's what's driving me to get to finals ;)...

I hope you enjoyed this review! I plan on doing a video on it soon!

Happy Reading,
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~