by Kiera Cass
published Jan 26th 2016
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
I straight up loved this. I don’t really know what else to say. 🙂
This book made me so happy, I loved Kahlen (btw I also really love that name now) and Akinli so much. I loved all the settings in this book. I will always love a quaint small town setting. Forever and always that is one of my favorite details in any story. I also loved at the Ocean was a character, and I also loved her.
Kiera Cass has an interesting writing technique, its simplistic but not in a bad way, her books are very quick and easy to read, I read this book in two days, I only put it down to go see the Deadpool movie and go to dinner with my family.
If you read the Selection or the Heir and you ended up not being fond of it, don’t let that discourage you from picking up this book. While I enjoyed the Selection and I liked the Heir well enough, I enjoyed this far more. This is something that I can see myself reading over and over again and still loving it.
But at the same time, this is not the best thing ever, you will want to nitpick at tiny details, decisions that the characters make, and other little threads that you’d like to pull on. I never focused on any of them, though, I just let myself get swept up within this story.