Love is a risk worth taking.
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.
Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.
Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
I hate giving lower ratings but I couldn’t get all that invested in this book’s barely-there plot or the characters, except for maybe Akinli. I give it 2 stars for the original concepts of the Ocean as a living entity and the Sirens as semi-accomplices to the Ocean and Her appetite. But everything else seemed either rushed (Kahlen and Akinli’s romance and their sudden illness) or snail-pace slow (basically everything else). I wished for something more to happen but it never really did. There were some touching moments, but the story just seemed to crawl along in a way.
I read through the whole thing, but there were times I wanted to stop, not because I was feeling the emotion, but because I was being assaulted by yawns. The potential was there….it just wasn’t well-executed.
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen (January 26, 2016)
- Genre: YA Fantasy and Romance
- My Rating:★★☆☆☆