Siren, The

Kiera Cass
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?The Siren was previously self-published; this brand-new edition has been completely rewritten and redesigned.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2020-07-15

The best description for this book/series in 10 words or less:

"Imprisoned siren falls in love with boy so she rebels." 

 

This book is basically a retelling of "The Little Mermaid," which is good but not the best fairy tale retelling I've read.

I love Greek mythology and this involves beautiful sea creatures who carry beautiful voices. The interesting part is that the sirens in this book not only have the ability to seduce men but also women to their deaths. I wasn't fond of the siren sentence since it is basically imprisonment for simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time. It does not seem so bad.

I enjoy Kahlen's character. She is very defiant but for good reason and has to learn how to fight for what she wants in life.

I really enjoyed that the setting was not in one specific place, which added a lot of diversity to the book and kept the reader on their toes.

There is a character with my name in the book, which I never see so I got really excited that I discovered it.

I loved how Aisling was the hidden rebel in all of this. She was able to try the Ocean that she left everything behind but actually managed to keep everything throughout the novel. The romance in the book seemed really cliche as Kahlen cannot live to be a siren since she has fallen for a human that she will not be able to see when her siren sentence is over.

There was a huge sisterhood sort of idea where the sirens helped each other get assimilated to each siren's new life. It's an aspect of young adult literature that is not seen very much.

 

 

Check out my review of The Siren on my blog at: 

http://axarr.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-wednesday-siren-by-kiera-cass.html

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