Yesterday I finished reading a book called The Siren. Before I do the review, here is my reaction:
I loved it!
The story is about a girl named Kahlen (pronounced cay-len). She is a siren. When a girl drowns, she can ask to live. Of course, she doesn't know that Sirens exist, so she would be freaked. Kahlen was. Anyway, if there are less than four Sirens already and the Ocean chooses you, you get the opportunity to become one. Then, you can choose to accept or die. If you accept, you will be a Siren for 100 years and your body will never change at all until the century is up.
There is a catch, though. The Ocean needs to "eat" by drowning people or else there would be no more water. About once a year, She will need the help of her Sirens to drown ships. The rest she can do on her own with storms. It goes along with the legend of the Sirens, how they can lure people with their voices. So, when around normal people, they cannot make a sound or else people will try to drown themselves. But, the Sirens can go anywhere they want to, eat what they want, or not eat at all, and they don't need to sleep. They also don't get hurt or age.
Kahlen drowns in 1921. The story goes through the century and talks about the relationship she has with her Sisters (the other Sirens), Miaka, Aisling, Elizabeth, Marilyn, and Ifama and their experiences around the world. However, she has a longing desire to fall in love. That, as a Siren, she cannot do because she can't talk to him and it wouldn't work since he would age and she would not. But, closer to present day, she finds a guy that she falls in love with at first sight. She has a longing desire for him, but she also can't break the rules of the Ocean.
As I already mentioned, I loved reading the book. There were no boring or slow parts and it drew me in. I liked how the Ocean was a character with a personality and feelings. That was really creative to me. I also liked all the characters, especially Kahlen. They all have a backstory and it's cool how being a Siren affects and changes them. At one point in the book it changes to the guy's point of view, but I don't mind it because I think it adds something to it. His parts would not be as significant if it were from Kahlen's point of view. I also liked how everything came together. The fact that they're all around the world in different eras is pretty cool too.
Overall, there is nothing bad to say about this. I really reccomend it. It's not only a story about guy-girl love, but also love between friends and family.