Review of The Siren by Kiera Cass
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 their voice to lure in boats so they will sink. In turn, the Ocean gets a new girl. While she can never use her voice on land, she still spends her time watching people and waiting for her freedom. She eventually meets a boy Akinli who she falls in love with. The Ocean will do everything she can to keep them apart.
I mostly enjoyed the second half of the book where things really stopped being repetitive and picked up. I felt like I wasnt really getting a story here, it repeated itself, Kahlen wishing for her freedom, her and the other girls moving every so often it wasnt really much of a story until the second half.
I enjoyed reading from the Ocean's point of view. Kiera Cass painted her as lonely and trapped. Although it wasnt terrible and I did enjoy it, I felt like it could have been so much more.