Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series comes this sweeping standalone fantasy romance. A girl with a secret. The boy of her dreams. An ocean between them. Throughout the ages, the Ocean has occasionally rescued young women from drowning. To repay their debt, these young women must serve for 100 years as Sirens, remaining young and beautiful and using their deadly voices to lure strangers into watery graves. To keep their true nature secret, Sirens must never speak to humans, and must be careful never to stay in the same place for too long. But once her century of service is over, each Siren gets a chance to start over – a chance to live the mortal life that was almost stolen from her. Kahlen became a Siren after her family died in a terrible shipwreck, decades ago. And though a single word from her 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. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny... and Kahlen doesn’t want to. Falling in love with a human breaks all of the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
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"It’s definitely an interesting story that takes some great imaginative skills. The love story itself is nice to read but then there is this mythological and ocean component that is quite intriguing. It’s definitely a story that feeds into curiosity. Also, I am someone that likes the Selection series and this book is definitely different from that series. It’s not my favorite, but I don’t regret reading it."
"Honestly, not at all what I expected. Worth the read if you are interested in sirens or kiera cass. I enjoyed it but the ocean was a rlly interesting character that I was conflicted about despising or just standing in wonder. Cute romance and good world building but a bit rushed in the beginning. 7/10 on the to read scale 5/10 on the to buy. "
"I was not the biggest fan of The Siren. <br/>It was boring. <br/>The story is definitely insta-love, filled with unnecessary scenes and nothing that made the book exciting for me. <br/>The only reason I kept reading was because I wanted to know how the story ended. <br/>I admit that the ending was sweet but it’s not worth reading this book for. <br/>The Selection, a different series by Kiera Cass was much better than this one. There were little details such as the love interest’s last name that reminded me a lot of that series.<br/>I recommend you check The Selection out but this book is definitely not worth it."
"This was a perfect quick read for a beach trip. Not the typical, guy-is-so-gorgeous-and-charismatic but rather kind and sweet. I found the Ocean/Mother element the most compelling part of the story."