Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Siren - Kiera Cass

Title - The Siren
Author - Kiera Cass
Genre - Young Adult
Pages - 336

"You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time..." 
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.


Premise      : 4
Writing        : 4
Characters  : 5
Journey      : 4
Ending        : 4


                                         

If you are a teen and you enjoy mythical creatures, this one's for you. This book is easy-breezy to get through and the story is adorable. Though targeted to a younger audience, I enjoyed it and it took me about two days to read it.

I didn't know what Sirens were until I read the Watersong Series by author Amanda Hocking. Her writing mesmerized me and I fell in love with sirens. Their vicious and irresistible beautify appealed to me, intriguing me to a point to learn more about sirens and their lives.

This book gives you an elaborate peek into a young girl - Kahlen's life as a siren and the emotions and limitations she is subject to. What particularly fascinated me was the relationship Kahlen and the ocean shared, the ocean being her mother since she turned Kahlen into a Siren. I like how different authors have different ideas of sirens, it was interesting to read Kiera Cass's version. The siren is a book you will instantly connect with, making you smile and cry as you go along.

I've heard that Kiera Cass's Selection Series is also pretty good, I will get into that in the future.

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