#1 New York Times bestseller
A sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series.
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?
Originally self-published, The Siren has been completely rewritten and redesigned.
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.
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I loved the sisterhood in this book! The loyalty between the girls was heartwarming and compelling to read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves the sea/mermaids. The only part I didn’t absolutely love was the main characters consistent depression.
This book was so good!! My friend insisted I read it and, whew, THANK THE LORD FOR HER!! I’ve read Cass’s other book and series, the selection and happily ever after, but this one book overruled ALL OF THEM!! It was so. Perfect amount of romance ;)
I LOVE this book
This is my favorite book I love it so much