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!
I read to escape into different worlds, but Kiera's stories are depressing! I decided not to finish it and I never quit on a book!
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
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