The Siren

The Siren

Book - 2009
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"'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"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : iUniverse, 2009
ISBN: 9781440154232
Characteristics: 267 p. ; 23 cm


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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.

Nov 27, 2017

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

Oct 23, 2017

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

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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.

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.

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 :)

Mar 13, 2017

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

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.

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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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.

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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Feb 12, 2017

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


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