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Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
# of pages: 327
My rating: 3/5 stars
Song Choices: Mr. Brightside by the Killers
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On Tuesday when this book was released I dragged my brother to Target after school to get it. I was excited to read this book because I really enjoyed The Selection. Also I basically love anything that can fit into a Fantasy genre.
This book kind of disappointed me. I was expecting so much more and it didn’t follow through. The idea I loved but the execution was not there.
The characters. I have no problem with any of the characters. I loved all of them and thought that they fit really well into the story. Truthfully, they are mainly the reason that this book is 3 instead of 2 stars. They didn’t feel like her characters in The Selection because I actually enjoyed and understood them.
The plot. The plot was good, sirens living among humans but not being able to speak or else they would kill humans. It made sense. I also loved the idea of the Ocean as this female mother type character who has feelings. It made what they do more entertaining.
The execution/ the ending. The last 50 or so pages I wished never existed. It took what was a great story and made it horrible. I don’t know if that counts as a spoiler or not but I’m not mentioning anything specific. Also the plot line became very predictable and while I don’t mind figuring something out it was so obvious that we didn’t really need half of the book to resolve the problems.
Overall this book was good but not great. I enjoyed that idea more than the story and whle the characters were great the book as a whole was not. If you enjoyed this let me know why?