Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins 1/26/16
Length: 227 pages
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?
To be honest, i had no idea what to expect here, and i don’t know how i feel. it’s weird. I LOVE the Selection Series and i had all these high hopes because i think that there’s a good story there, but here, while there’s a decent story – i’m on the fence.
What we have is a interesting mix of fantasy/myth and romance – young love that maybe can’t be had because of the dangers of mythical results. Kahlen – our leading Siren, she’s torn because she’s trying to do right by The Ocean who saved her from dying during a shipwreck but at the same time she wants more – she’s not sure what that more is until she meets a boy named Akinli but she knows that she wants something that she doesn’t have.
Throughout this story, we see the lengths in which the group of girls will go to please The Ocean, because the are in debited to her and they have no choice, but at the same time they are trying to make the best of their 100 years of servitude just to get out of it. Kahlen isn’t made that way and while she’s got this stronger bond with The Ocean, she’s the ‘favorite’ of sorts, it’s still hard.
Where things get interesting though is when she accidentally breaks the rules, and that results in a mysterious change that happens to her, and an illness that befalls Akinli. The question then becomes what needs to happen to save them and can they be saved? It’s one of those tales of unrequited love, and wondering which is more powerful, the power of a master or the power of love.
Not a bad book, just one that i’m torn about. I’d love to hear what you guys have to say though since it could just be my expectations on what Ms Cass gives us in other series. Have a great Friday all!