Read Dates: January 8, 2019 – January 14, 2019
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Source: Owned paperback
3.5 out of 5 cats
It’s rude to split the cat in half, but hear me out…
Every once in a while, I get in these weird moods where I like to read a book that doesn’t make me think too much. Something that is simple and calm where the plot is concerned. This was one of those books.
Was it predictable? Yes.
Was it boring at times? Yes.
But did it make me cry more than once? Oh yea.
This book was a new twist on sirens. We’ve all heard the stories of sirens who lure men to their death, but this was different.
Girls are chosen by the ocean to serve and once they accept, they are made immortal. The catch is, every year, the ocean needs to feed. When the ocean calls to the girls, they must go to the ship the ocean has chosen and sing. Their song puts people in somewhat of a trance that possess them to dive into the ocean and drown. These are the sacrifices to the ocean. The ocean’s food, if you will.
Kahlen, the main character has been a siren for 80 years and she has grown weary of their singing. She has also made contact with a human life that seems to value her above her modern beauty and she can’t help but be drawn back to him even though the ocean has forbade it as it puts the secret of the sirens in danger.
I loved the sisterhood in this book. Girls treating girls the way they should. No ulterior motives, no talking behind each other’s back… just true concern and love for one another. That part of this book was beautiful.
The love part… well… it was a little far fetched, but hey, if I can read the Twilight series and accept the “imprinting” part, then I guess I can accept that these two were tied together on the same string and were destined to be together, always.
Again, kind of a mindless read. But if you’re down for that sort of thing, this one was definitely a good one… if you can stomach the incredibly fast paced romance.
3 1/2 out of 5.