The Siren by Kiera Cass | Book Review #81


A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.

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.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.

I totally forgot to take notes while reading this book, so forgive me if this review is a little on the short side..

I didn’t know what to expect from this book. Honestly. I thought it would be a cheesy mermaid novel, but it’s not like that at all. — Here we have this character, who is so deeply rooted in what she does for a living, she doesn’t really connect with the outer world in anyway. Kahlen is haunted by what she does though. And what she does is -no spoiler here because hello, it’s a mermaid novel- is bring people to their deaths with her voice.

I have to admire that Kahlen is a seriously strong girl. She’s so emotionally strong, like, crap dude! There are so many moments where I was happy, there are so many moments where I was down and out with Kahlen. I also really admire that Kahlen tries knew things, and if there’s something that Kahlen doesn’t like, she admits it, and she moves on.

I like how the mermaids are perceived in this novel though. How the girls react to the ocean is totally different from any other book I’ve read. And I mean that. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the girl(s) reaction to the water is like the story in The Siren.

I actually had a love/hate thing going on with the ocean in this novel. Naturally the ocean is either very happy and loving with its soft waves and easy going tides. Or the ocean will be angry and the tide will be rough with the sea churning. Nonetheless, I really admire the fact that in this novel, the ocean is a pretty huge (no pun intended) character. The Ocean could be pretty possessive at times which frankly pissed me off so freaking much. Near the end though, I had to admit that the ocean was there for Kahlen.

The other characters in this story are just as great. They all really support each other in their own ways, and I just love when characters do that. There are some moments where the chemistry between characters is tense, and they ending up having a fight, but that’s pretty much normal in my opinion.

The love interest in this novel kinda makes me want to ogle a little. Akinli is such a freakin’ gentlemen. .. Gentlemen with a TM, haha. I actually really liked Akinli’s character and wished there had been more of him in this story.

Now onto the cover, because I can’t leave pretty covers alone!! I appreciate that on this cover, we see the dress and the character. We see that she’s walking/running; I personally think running, to the ocean. All of this says so much about the book. Like, the cover for this book, embodies the story..

Thank you for reading my review of The Siren! The Siren is actually the first book I’ve read that was by Kiera Cass, so I didn’t know what to expect…but I’m glad that I finally got around to reading The Siren! As always, you can click the cover to be lead the The Siren on GoodReads!

Happy Reading!


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