"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... show more
"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.
Publish date: July 9th 2009
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Me while reading this book:zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzDid like the bond between the Sirens, hence the extra star.
Man, I have a lot of things to say about this book. And none of them good. I'm surprised I actually finished all of it. It's that bad. I enjoyed The Selection series. But The Siren is a weird love triangle that didn't work. Kahlen's parents died in a boat accident years ago. But she was miraculous...
This book is not what I was expecting. I picked it up thinking this would be a fun mythological romance novel. Don’t get me wrong this was a quick fun novel and the writing was good but the last three quarters of the book felt really rushed, there would be 3-6 months between chapters and it felt lik...
**SPOILER FREE** The cover is beautiful, the story fell short. This was my first book about mermaids AKA sirens. We read from Kahlen's point of view, she was rescued by the Ocean from a drowning that killed her family. To repay her debt she has to serve the Ocean and become a siren. Sirens use t...
For eighty years Kahlen has served the Ocean, singing people to a watery grave. Throughout her time as a siren she will remain a beautiful nineteen year old, impervious to age and injury, and is not allowed to let a human hear her voice unless she’s singing them into the Ocean.And if anyone guessed ...