Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre/s: Young Adult, Romance
“There’s always room for love, even if it’s as small as a crack in a door.”
A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen 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.
Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
Kiera Cass nailed it again! I love reading new myth creature type of book, aside from werewolves, vampires and the likes. It’s about mermaids, Sirens to be exact! How could you not be excited about it? This time it takes us underwater, the Ocean, Her.
How the book started was perfect, giving us a little background of Kahlen, her old life before she became a Siren. Then after that it was set 80 years later, set in the modern world, and she was still a 19years old and hanging out in a university. Kahlen’s life was pretty much okay, but then it got better when she met Akinli, she spent a couple of times with him, then suddenly when she thought what she feels about him is just a “Crush” she was wrong, she was falling in love with him.
Everything you need to know about being a Siren is squeezed into this book. What I mean is, how one becomes a Siren, what they do, what happens after they become a Siren, if there’s a life after it and such. This book showed us not just a girl-boy kind of love, but different kind of loves that we are encountering in our daily lives, a love of a mother, a love from our sisters/siblings and of course the sweetest love of them all, a love from our “The One”.
Love is one word, but a very powerful word that all of us encounters every day. The love of a mother in this book was the love of the Ocean or Her (if you’ve read it) to her Sirens, like how any mother would love her own Child. The part that I love is that when she let go of Kahlen, to show her how much she loves her, even though it would mean losing her. Another love is from our siblings, the last part, Miaka, Elizabeth and Padama love Kahlen so much that they would take Kahlen’s added time with them just to let her live and be with Akinli, even though that would mean they would stay longer with the Ocean a little longer. The last love in this book is the love form “The One” in this case, it was Akinli to Kahlen. How powerful that one true love, that could heal us and give us strength, that even if we forget them, we would still remember them in some way because they gave us the feeling that no one ever did.
This book makes me want to be a Siren, part of me wants it. You could live a hundred years, you could stay awake all the time you want because you don’t need to sleep, you also don’t have to be hungry and lastly you are immortal, you can’t get hurt physically. If I would be a Siren, I could’ve read thousands of books right now. Hands down to Kiera Cass for another marvelous book!