06 March 2016

Review: The Siren

The Siren The Siren by Kiera Cass
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kiera Cass is best known for The Selection, which is a brilliant YA series across the board. The Siren i her now-traditionally-released self-published debut, and it's pretty solid.

Kahlen is a siren, sentenced by the sea to sing and lure sailors to their inevitable oceanic doom. She the meets a boy, and falls for him, but cannot speak to him lest he hears her voice and the worst thing occurs. Thus the conflict inherent in the story.

It's a pretty straightforward read, and it's a lot lighter fare both in structure and tone compared to The Selection. It takes few chances and works out about as you'd expect it to at the end of the day, and that results in a perfectly pleasant experience.

Fans of Cass will love this. If you're not into her stuff, this might not quite do it for you, though, and that's also fine. The story is an imperfect specimen, but still a quick, quality palate cleanser. Closer to a 3.5 on a whole.

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