#1 New York Times bestseller
A sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the bestselling, beloved Selection series.
Kahlen is a Siren—bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to their 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 will Kahlen risk everything to follow her heart?
This star-crossed YA romance is sure to captivate readers who grew up loving The Little Mermaid or fans of Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga.
Originally self-published, The Siren has been completely rewritten for this edition.
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Faithful fans of the Selection series can dive into this Little Mermaid esque story, originally self-published in 2009, but revised for its rerelease. After a shipwreck kills Kahlen s parents, she is rescued from drowning by the sentient Ocean herself, but must serve for 100 years as a siren, using her beauty and otherworldly voice to lure humans to horrible deaths at sea. Kahlen detests her macabre work but finds some contentment with her siren sisters, until she unexpectedly falls in love with a guileless human, Akinli. Since sirens can t age, speak, or marry, their romance seems doomed. Kahlen and Akinli are playfully cute, but the chemistry is missing, and readers may question why Kahlen risks so much for a guy she barely knows. The siren world is fascinating if somewhat underdeveloped e.g. how do these girls have endless amounts of money to use in the human world? However, the sisterly bond between the sirens is touching, and Kahlen is sweet, if docile. Despite the story s weaknesses, Cass seeds it with enough intrigue to keep readers curious about how this hopeless love affair will play out. Ages 13 up.
Beautiful and deeply sad
This story goes deep into your emotions as it paints a beautifully heart breaking story
I could have never fathomed the depths of emotions I would feel when reading the pages of this amazing story. I was skeptical at first but the more I read the more I was pulled in to the life of these girls and the story held within. I absolutely recommend it! It made me sad, it made me mad, but above all it filled me up inside!