Being a super-fan of the Selection series, I was really excited to know that Cass has released a novel separate from the series so I would have something to read while I avidly wait for the release of the fifth and final book in the Selection series, The Crown J. The Siren is similar to the Selection series because its protagonist is a teenage girl who is forced into a situation she does not wish to be in, and she is forced to make decisions that may or may not change her life forever, along with those around her. However, The Siren is also quite different because it includes mythology in it too. I love mythology, so this made Cass’s novel all the more interesting for me as I read the story of Kahlen, a girl whose life is changed forever when she is rescued from death by the Ocean. However, her life does not come without a price; she will be allowed to continue living as a human only after serving one hundred years of being a Siren for the Ocean – a girl whose deadly voice causes humans to drown themselves, humans that are the source of food for the Ocean. Essentially, Sirens are murderers, and Kahlen struggles with this truth as she ventures from her comfort zone to meet new people and form closer bonds with her Sisters. For all fans of Kiera Cass and those who are interested in trying out one of her novels for the first time, The Siren is a great read about friendship, love, and family.
Niraja, 17 Parman TLLC