#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.
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It is a amazing book I just wish the ending was sweeter (I could feel tears in my eyes as I was reading). Otherwise I would totally recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet and fun book that will make their head spin😁
After years of being obsessed with The Selection series, I decided to give this book a go. I was pulled in by the first chapter. This is an amazing book and I hope to see more like it. I really hope for a sequel, but I want to see more of the Ocean.
Couldn’t put this down!
So this book was on my summer reading list so I picked it up expecting a fluffy happy, let’s twirl in circles and wave our tales but it was totally not that. Khalen is an interesting character to follow but her relationship with the ocean was so toxic it clouded my mind a little. Otherwise great book, I could actually picture Akinli and Khalen baking in his dorm, it was so cute. And then the if he dies she dies thing may be a little overused in some stories but this one took it to a whole other level. Khalen’s depression can be a little dark but it’s ok and overall a great book, I couldn’t put it down.