In the acknowledgments portion of The Siren she said this was the first book she had ever written! What?! Apparently this book was not good enough to be published at the time and only now was published because she became popular from The Selection series! I cannot believe it! I prefer this book over The Selection series and I am so shocked it was deemed unworthy of publishing. Just shows how tough the industry is!
“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.” – Goodreads
Kiera Cass makes me smile
Kiera Cass lifts my mood with her words
Kiera Cass is a beautiful author of books that you can read in one sitting and just be happy to live in the world for those precious moments. The cover on this book is beautiful, and I have always been interested in mythical sea creatures! But, this book is more a story of love. And a beautiful, beautiful story at that! (see how many times I used the word beautiful?)
Can you imagine how hard it would be to kill innocent people for 100 years? Well, that is what the sirens must do, but even worse the ocean has to do it for eternity! (I honestly feel 10 years would be more bearable!) When the ocean shares its point of view, I feel my heart breaking and opening back up a thousand times in this book.
I apologize if this was a confusing “review” as I sort of just slammed my thoughts together, but this is a great romance book with some legends mixed in. Wonderful read.