The Siren

The Siren

Book - 2016
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Forced to work as a Siren and lure strangers to their deaths after being rescued from drowning by the Ocean, Kahlen falls in love with a human and defies the rules of her service in order to follow her heart.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062449542
0062449540
9780062391995
0062391992
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 22 cm

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Marilyn34
Oct 23, 2017

This novel really plays with the idea that with the right determination anything can be overcome.

Check out my review of "The Siren" on my blog at:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-wednesday-siren-by-kiera-cass.html

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BudgiesNbooks
Sep 17, 2017

So hauntingly depressing. It felt like the Ocean was the "bad guy", but then I understood why She does what She does. This was like a twisty and deeper version of the fairy tale, the Little Mermaid. I really loved this. I don't think it was as amazing as the Selection series, but it was still really good.

Library_Jill Aug 11, 2017

Haunting and heartbreaking, this is a story of those two great themes: love and death. The romance described in the book jacket is just one of the many important loves in the story--sisterly love and the love between humans and the Ocean are just as significant and poignant as the love between the main character and the boy who becomes her soulmate. Beware picking up this book as a light read, however, as this is an emotionally hefty story.

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vv19
Aug 03, 2017

When a siren falls for the wrong person she will do anything to keep him alive even if it means putting her life in jeopardy. This story of finding love captures your heart and doesn't let go. People need a soul mate to make living worth while. A great story to last for ages.

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mimithyst
Apr 25, 2017

I loved this book so much. It was the first book in my life where I finished it and actually enjoyed it thoroughly. The book was pure, and full of softness. The main Character was a siren but she still had a heart which I admire a lot. The centre theme of this book was not only romance but also sisterly-love. The sisters in this book cherished each other a lot which made me tear up in the end. Overall I really love this book :)

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liv98
Apr 06, 2017

I couldn't find it in me to continue on reading this book after the first 20 or some pages. I love this genre of books (actually its all I agree to read) but this book was boring and not engaging enough for me. I am sure it is a good book if I had finished it, but from the first few pages, I could tell that her style of writing was not for me.

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wendy_gong
Mar 13, 2017

GREAT BOOK:):):):):)

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akzfineart
Feb 12, 2017

DNF (did-not-finish) at page 39. The writing is not working for me and the author does not explain important details, assuming the reader would know everything about the protagonist as well as the book world. I'm surprised by the writing (very terrible!) because I actually enjoyed one of The Selection prequel novellas. Also, it's super creepy for the MC to keep a scrapbook of her victims, serial killers do the same thing (keep "trophies" or mementos). If you really want to read this, I'd recommend taking it out from the library and saving your money.

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1429874643
Feb 10, 2017

The siren started off as good with a strong plot line and interesting characters, but there were many downsides to this book the characters fell short of development and needed more details. The plot started to fall and became increasingly worse. I strongly do not recommend this book as a good read but as a time filler. Compared to Cass's other books this was a serious let down.

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emlikeowl
Jan 29, 2017

Little slow at some points, but overall a pretty good book, I found the story quite similar to The Little Mermaid.

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blue_dog_8329
Jul 04, 2016

After the Ocean saved Kahlen's life, she now owes a big chunk of her life as a siren. Just as she is getting close to being free again, she is faced of the consequences of falling in love with a human, who she can't even talk to because of her voice.

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AnnaZh
Feb 12, 2017

Other: Lol this book is good nothing's wrong with it :)

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