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#1 New York Times bestsellerA sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series.Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her...
#1 New York Times bestsellerA sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series.Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her...
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  • #1 New York Times bestseller

    A sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series.

    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?

    Originally self-published, The Siren has been completely rewritten and redesigned.

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  • Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. She is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her family. You can learn more about Kiera's books, videos, and love of cake online at www.kieracass.com.

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  • DOGO Books bookworm111102 - a very good book! not a connection to the selection series, but is Kiera Cass' style of writing. Kahlen, It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. - Albus Dumbledore
  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 22, 2016
    Faithful fans of the Selection series can dive into this Little Mermaid–esque story, originally self-published in 2009, but revised for its rerelease. After a shipwreck kills Kahlen’s parents, she is rescued from drowning by the sentient Ocean herself, but must serve for 100 years as a siren, using her beauty and otherworldly voice to lure humans to horrible deaths at sea. Kahlen detests her macabre work but finds some contentment with her siren sisters, until she unexpectedly falls in love with a guileless human, Akinli. Since sirens can’t age, speak, or marry, their romance seems doomed. Kahlen and Akinli are playfully cute, but the chemistry is missing, and readers may question why Kahlen risks so much for a guy she barely knows. The siren world is fascinating if somewhat underdeveloped—e.g. how do these girls have endless amounts of money to use in the human world? However, the sisterly bond between the sirens is touching, and Kahlen is sweet, if docile. Despite the story’s weaknesses, Cass seeds it with enough intrigue to keep readers curious about how this hopeless love affair will play out. Ages 13–up. Agent: Elana Roth Parker, Red Tree Literary.

  • School Library Journal "A twist on Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' that romance fans will enjoy."
  • ALA Booklist PRAISE FOR KIERA CASS: "A real page-turner. Romance, royalty, and revolution in a reality-show format serve Cass' boldly rendered heroine well in her quest for justice and love."
  • School Library Journal "An engrossing tale reminiscent of Shannon Hale's Princess Academy and Ally Condie's Matched. Fairy-tale lovers will lose themselves in America's alternate reality and wish that the next glamorous sequel were waiting for them."
  • Publishers Weekly "Deliciously entertaining."
  • ALA Booklist "Cass's immensely readable debut novel is a less drastic Hunger Games, with elaborate fashion and trappings. The fast-paced action will have readers gasping for the upcoming sequel."
  • Publishers Weekly "A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun. Cass deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stoking the embers of America's first, forbidden love."

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