The Siren

The Siren

eBook - 2016
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A girl with a secret. The boy of her dreams. An ocean between them. Throughout the ages, the Ocean has occasionally rescued young women from drowning. To repay their debt, these young women must serve for 100 years as Sirens, remaining young and beautiful and using their deadly voices to lure strangers into watery graves. To keep their true nature secret, Sirens must never speak to humans, and must be careful never to stay in the same place for too long. But once her century of service is over, each Siren gets a chance to start over - a chance to live the mortal life that was almost stolen from her. Kahlen became a Siren after her family died in a terrible shipwreck, decades ago. And though a single word from her 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. And though she can't talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny... and Kahlen doesn't want to. Falling in love with a human breaks all of the Ocean's rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen's feelings, she'll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren?sBooks, [London] : 2016
ISBN: 9780008157944
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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pink_chicken_94
Mar 20, 2018

I really like this book, I loved the story. But it went a little slow. I think it would have been better if the ocean was more of a bad guy, like that Kahlen, Elizabeth, Padma, and Miaka had to escape somehow. Like they should have had to find a way to break the curse or something. I like the part that Kahlen couldn't speak to Akinli, I thought that made the plot thicken pretty quickly. I would suggest this book to everyone.

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SenaDoling
Nov 27, 2017

This was rather underwhelming, to be honest. The concept was interesting, but it could have been done so much better.

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Marilyn34
Oct 23, 2017

This novel really plays with the idea that with the right determination anything can be overcome.

Check out my review of "The Siren" on my blog at:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-wednesday-siren-by-kiera-cass.html

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BudgiesNbooks
Sep 17, 2017

So hauntingly depressing. It felt like the Ocean was the "bad guy", but then I understood why She does what She does. This was like a twisty and deeper version of the fairy tale, the Little Mermaid. I really loved this. I don't think it was as amazing as the Selection series, but it was still really good.

Library_Jill Aug 11, 2017

Haunting and heartbreaking, this is a story of those two great themes: love and death. The romance described in the book jacket is just one of the many important loves in the story--sisterly love and the love between humans and the Ocean are just as significant and poignant as the love between the main character and the boy who becomes her soulmate. Beware picking up this book as a light read, however, as this is an emotionally hefty story.

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vv19
Aug 03, 2017

When a siren falls for the wrong person she will do anything to keep him alive even if it means putting her life in jeopardy. This story of finding love captures your heart and doesn't let go. People need a soul mate to make living worth while. A great story to last for ages.

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mimithyst
Apr 25, 2017

I loved this book so much. It was the first book in my life where I finished it and actually enjoyed it thoroughly. The book was pure, and full of softness. The main Character was a siren but she still had a heart which I admire a lot. The centre theme of this book was not only romance but also sisterly-love. The sisters in this book cherished each other a lot which made me tear up in the end. Overall I really love this book :)

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wendy_gong
Mar 13, 2017

GREAT BOOK:):):):):)

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akzfineart
Feb 12, 2017

DNF (did-not-finish) at page 39. The writing is not working for me and the author does not explain important details, assuming the reader would know everything about the protagonist as well as the book world. I'm surprised by the writing (very terrible!) because I actually enjoyed one of The Selection prequel novellas. Also, it's super creepy for the MC to keep a scrapbook of her victims, serial killers do the same thing (keep "trophies" or mementos). If you really want to read this, I'd recommend taking it out from the library and saving your money.

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1429874643
Feb 10, 2017

The siren started off as good with a strong plot line and interesting characters, but there were many downsides to this book the characters fell short of development and needed more details. The plot started to fall and became increasingly worse. I strongly do not recommend this book as a good read but as a time filler. Compared to Cass's other books this was a serious let down.

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pink_chicken_94
Mar 20, 2018

When the Ocean saves a life, they have one choice, become and siren and feed the ocean or die. If they choose to feed the Ocean than the must serve 100 years. When Kahlen meets Akinli, she will do whatever she can to keep him safe from the ocean.

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blue_dog_8329
Jul 04, 2016

After the Ocean saved Kahlen's life, she now owes a big chunk of her life as a siren. Just as she is getting close to being free again, she is faced of the consequences of falling in love with a human, who she can't even talk to because of her voice.

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AnnaZh
Feb 12, 2017

Other: Lol this book is good nothing's wrong with it :)

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