The Siren by Kiera Cass
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?
I was really pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I thought Kiera Cass did a wonderful job creating a world and a story that was believable and enjoyable to read. The story focuses on Kahlen and the struggles she has as a Siren and I found myself reading this book in one sitting.
I really enjoyed the relationship that Cass created between the Ocean and Kahlen, it allowed an insight to a formidable force that you (or at least I was) terrified of. I thought the other Sirens were great characters and their backstories really added to the story and made their plight even more interesting.
The one thing that I had a hard time buying into was the romance. I felt it was really fast and I did not really see the love, so consequently the ending felt rushed and I was a little disappointed with how it ended.
Overall, it was a really quick fun read that I wish would become a series because it would be great to see what the other Sirens had experienced. 3.5/5 Stars
Published: 2015, 336 pages.