Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 12
Summary: “‘You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…’
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
I read this book (mostly) over the course of two days. The Siren was amazing and it is Kiera Cass at her finest. While, I had some minimal problems with it, I don’t think I would be able to bear giving it less than five stars. I just loved this book so much and I enjoyed every second of it.
I didn’t expect to like The Siren as much as I did, not when I had seen so many sub-par ratings on Goodreads and Instagram. While, I didn’t love the insta-love, as it isn’t realistic, I loved Kahlen and Akinli. Akinli seemed a bit unrealistic himself because I’ve never met a boy that nice before, but he was just too adorable for me to hate.
The plot was really creative and it was far different from anything I’ve read before. I love fantasy and I’ve always found sirens interesting, but I haven’t read many stories about them (except Atlantia by Ally Condie). Personally, I believe that Cass executed the plot exceptionally. While I don’t believe her writing is amazing, I do believe that she is talented when it comes to plotting her books. All of her books have been 5 star reads for me. I hope to continue to read everything she comes out with and I highly recommend you check them out too!