This novel is written by Kiera Cass. The Siren is the heartbreaking story of Kahlen, a Siren. Sirens are immortal girls who cannot get sick or hurt, and are cursed: they can’t talk unless they have to drown someone.She lures people to death by singing, but she never really liked it. She serves the Ocean, an individual who can’t be seen and lives in the ocean itself.
With two other Sirens, Miaka and Elizabeth, she tries to fit in with regular humans but she really can’t. She feels the difference too much and it doesn’t help that she’s haunted by every person she drowned.
That was before she met Akinli. A boy who doesn’t care that she can’t speak. She felt her heart beat faster the first time she saw him. She fell in love with him and she knew it.
Only one problem. Sirens aren’t allowed to fall in love. But Kahlen thinks it’ll be ok. After all, she’s the Ocean’s favourite!
After a few days of meetings, Kahlen has to move. Soon after the Ocean tells the Sirens to drown a boat. Kahlen manages to follow orders until she sees a bride onboard. She realises this is not who she is and runs away, ending up at Port Clyde where miraculously she meets Akinli again.
But with one tiny mistake, Kahlen’s world is turned upside down. She’s dying and so is someone else. It ends in a surprising way with Kahlen finding the life she never thought she could have. The ending blew me away.
All in all, a fabulous read, but still not as good as The Selection series. Definitely recommended.