The Siren

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iUniverse, Jul 7, 2009 - Fiction - 276 pages
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"You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time..."

The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.

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User Review  - beccajcampbell - LibraryThing

A great novel by a new author. The struggle of a forbidden love in an impossible situation. Impossible because our heroine, the Siren still has 19 years of service to the Ocean, until which are up ... Read full review

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User Review  - jennclack - LibraryThing

This is a lovely first book from Kiera Cass. The main character, Kahlen, is a girl who was saved from drowning to become one of three sirens. She is required to serve for 100 years but things get complicated when she falls in love. I look forward to more from Kiera. This was a nice read. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Kiera Cass was born in South Carolina in 1983. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Radford University. She self-published her first novel, The Siren, in 2009. In 2014 her title, The One made The New York Times Best Seller List. She is the author of The Selection series. The Crown, part of the Selection series, was published in 2016.

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