Review of the Siren by Kiera Cass

Title: The Siren 
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen

Love is a risk worth taking.

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. 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 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.

Rating: I will be giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars. Overall, I am not really sure how I feel about this book. I have mixed emotions. This book was a fast read, but when I see the name Kiera Cass my mind instantly goes to the Selection series and all its wonderful detail and beauty. However this book was not what I thought it would be and I guess in a way the Selection series made me have ver high expectations for this book which this book did not deliver. I was not a fan of the Ocean and how she controlled the girls, to serve the thing that killed your family did not sit well with me and to then develop feeling for it, to look at it as the mother you lost, even though she was the one that killed the main character’s mother, it just seemed wrong. I am still uncertain if I should even be giving this book a three but for it to make me step back and think about the characters and the Ocean I thought I might as well because it must have touched something inside for me to really just think about it. 


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