The Siren

May 1, 2016

Author: Kiera Cass.

Summary:

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.
Sexual content: Girl wears revealing dress, a couple men stare at her in bar. Character is aware that a friend-siren has “affairs” with men on land. One kiss. Character reveals to another that she has a daughter, although she was never married.

My Thoughts:

A kind of cute romance story with an interesting character in the form of the Ocean, but it takes the trend of insta-love over the top. Kahlen has only interacted with this boy for a couple of days when they move away, and yet she’s so in love it’s worth risking her life. Mostly for that reason I didn’t find The Siren very interesting. It’s all about Kahlen’s love, and what she goes through and gives up for it, and yet there’s no basis for this love, beyond the fact that Akinli is a decent human being who thinks she’s pretty.

Content Review:

Language: 3 d***, 3 hell, 1 scatological term.

Violence: Several ships are sunk and the people on them drowned, on purpose, through the collaboration of Sirens and the ocean. Girl is rescued from ocean and says her father beat her and threw her in. A hobo attacks a siren and subsequently drowns himself on hearing her voice.

 

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