The Siren by Kiera Cass
Review WITH SPOILERS
4.1 Stars out of 5
One of the things I really actually loved about this story was that there was no physical "bad guy". The main antagonistic mover of the story line was fate and circumstance. I don't blame the Ocean for anything. In fact, I think her character was incredibly interesting and was an insight to a mother-daughter relationship. But the circumstances that Kahlen was in and had to deal with were rare and that was what they were trying to get around, not another physical outside force.
I also really loved how the story showed the relationships between the sisters. I absolutely adored the way they acted with each other, because it is so real. There are fights, hanging out, backing each other up, and so much more; and Kiera Cass was able to throw all of that into the story.
Like I previously mentioned, I just wish there had been a little more characterization. We do get a lot- especially about Kahlen and Akinli. Those two characters were fine. But we only get snippets about Miaka and Elizabeth and the other sirens. I wish there had been just a smidge more thrown in about them and how they're lives are. That being said, it really is only a very minor thing that I didn't like, the rest of the book was amazing.
While there is romance, there isn't too much; while there is despair, there is also incredible hope; while there is finding of yourself, there is also how you find yourself in others. Kiera Cass has been able to balance so many things and tie in so many lessons of life into this one beautiful story.
Thanks for reading!