The Siren- Review

 

Summary:

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.
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Opinion:

I love the idea of the novel. It has such an unique plot line, but there are some things that bothered me. I would have love to find out more about the characters, their stories and especially I would have loved more information about SHE, mostly because to me The Ocean is still a mystery I want to discover. I’m sure I would have loved this story much more a few years ago, because there was a period when I was obsessed with Sirens.I started reading this book with no expectation and it amazed me. This is a story about a girl named Kahlen who became a siren. In the first chapter of the novel you are going to read about how she became one of this beautiful, yet mystical creatures. All Sirens are beautiful, they do not age, they have beautiful voices that can kill anyone who hear them, they cannot get sick and they can have a life as long as nobody hears them. They are also supposed to live with these “conditions” for 100 years and after this period of time they’ll be released to live a normal life, forgetting everything they have ever done as a siren. Would you ever be able to do something like that? Knowing that you have for 100 years with aging, but also without speaking to another human being?The love story seemed a little bit rushed to me, though I do really like Alkin. I think he is a cute boy, he seems kind and lovely. This was one of the reasons that made me give only 3 stars to this novel. Another one, is the fact that the end was predictable. I’ve guessed what was going to happened and I expected the story to end that way.I’m not going to say more things about this book, because I might spoil you without even realizing it. 

Quotes:

“He saw me not just a a mysertious beauty, but as a girl he wanted to know.”
“She told me to live. I didn’t know how to tell Her that simply being alive was not enough to be called living.”
“We were music. We were stars. We were time.”

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