“From Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series, comes a captivating stand-alone fantasy romance.
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 preordered this book months before its release, and then once I had it in the mail, it, unfortunately, began to collect dust like many other new releases I own. I finally got to this story by borrowing the audiobook through my library. Overall this was a lovely book, was it my favorite? no, but it was entertaining while it lasted.
It is an interesting tale that goes through stages of love and loss. Love for both sibling and significant others, and facing the loss of family and friends. This story involves a lot of relationships, and it shows how each one is important. It also demonstrates some very real effects of heartsickness. This was a very cute story, but it fell short of The Selection series, also by this author. Despite that, this had a refreshing plot, it was one that was entirely unique to me.
As for the characters, Kahlen is an empathetic character who understands and dismays in the actions she has to take. She is a very interesting character and was surprisingly not annoying. The male lead of the book, Akinli is my ideal man. He is sweet, caring, sympathetic, empathetic, and adorkable. A wonderful combination of characteristics.
Overall this was a decent book, but it does not hold a spot in my favorites section.
About the Author
Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.”
I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.