Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: Sirenen
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: July 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
“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.
I thought about quitting on this book at least a dozen times. Maybe my hopes were too high after reading her series The Selection, but I’m so glad I continued with this, because it turned out to be amazing. What threw me off at first was the main character. She doesn’t act her age, which spoils the mood. Speaking of the main character, I did like her all considered. She was very natural.
What Kiera Cass has, it’s a taste of writing characters with personality. They are so well though off. In addition, the environment they interact with is very realistic. It’s nice that she merges what clearly is a Fantasy YA story with realism. She makes us believe in fairytales.
If you’ve read the Selection series, or are familiar with it, the writing is just as easy and just as detailed. It’s a nice treat to be able to read at whatever pace you may fancy. Nothing worse than having trouble pronouncing a word or even understanding some. This book is a very good place to start if you’re new at reading or if you have problems keeping your concentration up.
I don’t have much to say; it’s a good book, I had fun reading it once I found it interesting.