Book Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass


Back Cover: Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who’s everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger . . . but Kahlen can’t bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?


My Review: After I read Kiera Cass’s The Selection Series I was eager to see what else she had written. I had thought The Selection was a unique and easy read, and I thought it would be interesting to see what else she could come up with…which led me to The Siren.


The Siren is very different from The Selection, but it was still very good! In this story, Kahlen has agreed to serve the ocean, but doing so means she gives up a life of her own. It’s a constant struggle for her to figure out what she wants and if it is worth the risk. The ocean is shown as sort of a mother figure—but she certainly has her issues as well.


The Siren is a unique story, though not as light hearted as The Selection. It tells a tale of love, sacrifice, and healing. I would recommend this book to fifteen-year-olds and older, just because some of the story was slightly darker or dealt with heavier topics.


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Naomi Downing is a music obsessed bookworm with a passion for writing. When not doing anything book related, you can find her experimenting with crocheting, or drawing calligraphy. She is a Book Promotions Intern at Birch House Press, writes monthly columns at, and blogs somewhat sporadically at