“I’d waited an eternity for this. I’d have waited all over again if I had to. I was meant to kiss this boy, designed to be held by him. All the careful postures I held melted away, and I pulled him closed. We were stars. We were music. We were time.”
You better get your tissue box ready if you are going to read this book, because I don’t know how many times I actually shed tears. I love this book and this author. Now without further ado, here we go.
Love is a risk worth taking.
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Sirn ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their death. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t risk spending the rest of 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. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny … and Kahlen doesn’t want to.
Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
I don’t know where to start with this book. It’s a romance novel and my poor little heart can’t handle it. By now, you all know that I’m a hopeless romantic, so this novel just solidifies that claim.
The most we know about her when the book starts is that she was from a prominent family when they died and she became a siren. Flash forward eighty years, and it seems that she’s a little depressed from what she is forced to do. Her “sisters”, the other sirens, don’t understand her coping mechanism, which I agree is a little morbid but whatever helps I suppose.
Then she meets Akinli and things change. She’s happier and actually wanting to live a life, but doesn’t want to put him, and her sisters, in any danger. So she decides to leave, causing her to fall completely into a depression. Most of the book is her fighting her depression.
When she couldn’t handle it anymore, she accidentally put everyone and herself in danger. Before anyone could do anything about it she ends up escaping and finding her way back to Akinli, and his family. They’re so sweet and amazing. And then all the crap happens BECAUSE OF ONE WORD!!!
Then the whole Padma and her parents and the other girls! OH MY GOD!!!!! Yeah they do something huge and it’s totally against Her rules. Oh, before you ask who She is, she isn’t a real person but she does play a huge role in Kahlen’s life. Also, I’m not going to say who She is, you’re just going to have to read the novel.
Then the whole Kahlen suddenly becoming sick, and then the huge reveal that someone else is sick, WHAT?! That really was sad. And HER keeping pertinent information to save both of them, sorry but selfish much?
In the end, everything works out and the two can finally be together without Kahlen forgetting how much she loved Her. All-in-all, everything works out. And the story is really easy to get into. I highly recommend this novel.
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