“She told me to live. . . . I didn’t know how to tell Her that simply being alive was not enough to be called living.”
Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Published: July 1st 2009 by iUniverse.com
Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale Retelling, Fantasy
Stars: 3 Content Rating: Clean
Synopsis: “You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.
Hello friends and happy S U N D A Y to you all. We had a day filled with family and food and now we are ending it with the new Beauty and the Beast. I adore this movie. The girls are watching it and I am writing this review.
I really enjoyed Kiera Cass’ series called ‘The Selection.’ This is entirely new and different and a fun novel about a girl that should have died but instead made a deal with the Ocean to become a Siren and murder humans with her voice for 100 years. Right? I liked the idea of the story, but for some reason the characters just didn’t resonate with me. It was okay/good. Not good/great. If that makes sense. I enjoyed the story but I probably won’t ever read it again. I would definitely recommend it as a Tween read. I would have loved this story when I was 13-15 age. I grew up loving mermaids and sirens. I have always wanted to be one and love reading about them. This one however, just didn’t make the I LOVE IT list.
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! Another Monday is ahead of us with a whole new week and it will be a busy one with kids getting read to go back to school! Good luck to all you out there this week. My oldest is heading off to Kindergarten and as excited as I am for her to go.. I’m a little bit sad too. It’s true what they say. “The days are long but the years are short.”
Thanks for reading!