What would you do in exchange for your life–a life that may mean you’re no longer human? Would you take thousands of innocent lives just at another shot at yours when everyone you know and love is dead? Would you be able to go on living while suffering from the nightmares of their faces, knowing your life came at the expense of theirs?
Such is the life of Kahlen, a siren who will regain her life in exchange for all those she is forced to take. She is the servant of the Ocean, submitting to her will. Her sisters do not struggle as much with the burden; they live their lives as they desire to live them. They get so close to the humans, but they know their limits. Kahlen is the good girl, the obedient one. She’s so close to her freedom as long as she keeps obeying. So how is it that a human boy suddenly appears in her life, unbothered by her strangeness in a way that draws her to him? Kahlen’s life suddenly takes a turn due to a kind, caring boy named Akinli. She plays a dangerous game now, and her heart and his life hang in the balance.
“It was timeless and temporary, important and inconsequential. And I got to be a part of it. I wanted to live like this all the time!”
All I can say is wow! This book was wonderful from start to finish. I couldn’t stop reading it. The story was so beautifully written, the characters so lovable, the plot so adventurous! My heart genuinely hurt for Kahlen. And Akinli was definitely my favorite character. His sweet personality, his dorky sense of humor, the kind honesty he possessed–he was the best part of this book. I had no idea how this book was going to end so all I could do was turn pages until there weren’t any left. Kiera Cass did a wonderful job with this book; I wish there was a sequel!