By: Kiera Cass
Listening Length: 7 hours
Published: January 26, 2016
Narrated By: Arielle DeLisle
A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.
Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.
Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
It’s no secret that Cass is known for her Selection Series. A series which I read maybe two years ago. Cass writing style became very familiar to me after reading 6 books of hers. That left me hesitant to move forward with a new Cass book. I wasn’t sure if I was reading to continue in the Selection tone. But, how could anyone not love this cover. I’m a sucker for a pretty cover.
Well…I’m happy I finally decided to give it a shot, because the book does not have the same tone as The Selection series.
I was pleased with the plot, please with the characters and just over all pleased with the book. It was a well written Teen novel. Nothing to drastic to drag it to a borderline adult book either. It really was the prime example of Teen reading material.
The narrator for the audio book was well spoken. Clear and precise. Although it was a bit slow. I had to bump up my listening speed. That really was my only negative remark for narration. Arielle DeLisle voice was perfect for the characters and sounded very age appropriate as well.
So now you’re probably really confused by my rating. I praised the book, and how its overall feel was pleasing. Unfortunately I just didn’t find the story to be that original and I quickly figure out what was coming. I was right. It was just to predictable.
While I found the it pleasing that’s all it was. Just pleasing. It didn’t blow me away but I also wasn’t in a rush to shut it off either.