From Kiera Cass, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Selection series, comes a captivating standalone fantasy romance.
Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human - a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger...but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?
©2016 Kiera Cass (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
So let me start by saying this is not typically what I read, so maybe the fact that I didn't care much for it just comes down to personal taste.
IMO, thin plot, two dimensional characters, and narration that honestly reminded me of those Barbie PC games I used to play when I was a kid in the 90s. I dont know, the voice is weirdly girly and upbeat, and didn't hold a lot of emotion beyond squealing girly delight and depressed, angsty sobs.
I definitely think I just don't fit the target audience for this book - too young for me, and I'm only 22.
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I really loved this story. It reminded me a lot of The Little Mermaid, my favorite Disney princess. To this day, I am still obsessed with that story as I find it endearing that the ordinary is so coveted. I also find that overall, that story is just magical. That is how I feel about this story. I love the role the ocean plays, and the sisterly bond of the sirens, and most of all, I love the love story. It was sweet and imperfectly perfect.
Arielle DeLisle did a fantastic job at carrying the story. So gifted! I will definitely seek out more stories narrated by her.
I loved Kiera Cass' other books and narrators; but this narrator has a beautiful voice. Just as I would imagine the Sirens in the book.
It was a great story and a view into an interesting mythical world, my only complaint is that I wanted more - I think the ending was too abrupt but it was awesome!
The ending of this brought me to tears. Losing my memory is probably my biggest fears and having it shown infront of me made me think I wouldn't like this book but wow this is a great read.
I love love love it... She has such a amazing complete story.... I would like another one of your shorts to explain there after story.... I am so happy I bought this book
I'll read just about anything!
I've read other books by this author no loved them. I wasn't sure though how I would like this plot and surprisingly I loved it. I think it was really good and I'm wondering if this will be a stand alone book or a start of a series? I'd read the others stories if she choose to write them.
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