TITLE: The Siren
WRITTEN BY: Kiera Cass
HOW I GOT IT: bookdepository
VERSION I READ: paperback
GENRE: young adult, romance, mitology, contemporary.
“There’s always room for love. Even if it’s as small as a crack in the door.”
(PLOT BY GR) “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.
REVIEW: This is my first book of Kiera Cass, I’ve never had an interest on ‘The Selectional’ (maybe someday) so I can’t really compare the saga with this stand-alone. The book cover caught my eyes, it’s just amazing — yeah, I know you shouldn’t buy a book (or judge) from its cover, but it’s the first thing that you see and it’s what brings you to take the book and read its plot. Congrats to the designer, it’s MARVELLOUS!
Back to us, it’s been two weeks since I’ve finished this book and I still don’t know how I feel about it. I didn’t enjoy it, but I didn’t even hate it. Still it doesn’t convince me.
I’ve couldn’t realte with Kahlen, the main character, and I didn’t feel not a thin of empathy for her. I dislike her since the beginning. At least, at first she was reluctant in take some else’s lives for hers, but it wasn’t devolp adeguately. I didn’t really like the lack of humanity, GOD, how can you do something like that? Especially for selfishness reasons. GOD NO. NO. NO.
Even the love story didn’t stick with me: it was centered on soulmates and everything happened totally random and suddenly. I didn’t see a real development on the love story or anything. I felt nothing for them. NOTHING. I was more interested on Kahlen and Ocean relationship.
The only thing that keep me on giving 2 stars instead of 3 is that book has been written really well and Kiera Cass has a good potential since Siren was her first good, I’m giving her one another star on trust.
WHAT I LIKE: ✔ The Ocean’s jelously. I like that an element like the Ocean has human feelings.
✔ It’s still about the Ocean. Its HUMANITY, especially the humanity that surfaces at the end of the book.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE: ✖ The lack of humanity and selfiness of the girls: how can you decide to kill people who has kids and family only for a second chance to live? Ho can you do something like that? It’s horrible.
✖ The love story. I didn’t have a single feeling for Akinli and Kahlen. It was all so suddenly.