Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Siren: A Book Review

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?

I admit, I had this book sitting on my nightstand for weeks.  I really wanted to read it, but got caught in another series and couldn't put that down.  But after picking it up and reading this book in 3 days, I am sad that I didn't read it sooner.

There is so much about Kahlen that I could relate to.  Although she is surrounded by her family, she doesn't quite fit in with them.  So she turns to books as a solace.  Books area always there for her and for me as a reader.  It's so wonderful to delve into the to escape the problems of the every day and find inspiration to keep going with the characters that overcame their darkest hours.

And Kahlen found a way to do that and get her happy ending after. 

Since Kahlen is a Siren and keeps silent and away from people as much as she can, she is surprised when Akinli strikes up a friendship with her.  She tries to avoid it, but that friendship quickly (and I do mean quickly) turns into love.

When she realizes what's happening, Kahlen runs away, only to have events pull her back to him for one perfect day.  One day that changes everything.

The Siren was a quick easy read, but had a wonderful understory to it.  Within all the trials that Kahlen goes through with her relationship with Alkinli, her sisters, and the Sea, the main thing that comes through is the power of Love.  Sometimes you have to let go enough to have love in your life and have a life worth living.

Although I was pretty sure that Kahlen and Alkinli would get there happy ending, I kept trying to guess throughout the book how Cass would have that come about.  I was surprised with the road that she took to get them back together but since I'm a "true love conquers all" kind of gal, I totally enjoyed how the ending was wrapped up.

I was very pleased and thrilled with how The Siren turned out.  I'm glad I finally got it off my nightstand and was able to enter the world of the Sirens and enjoy it.

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