Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

 

Book cover for The Siren by Kiera Cass

Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 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 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. 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.  Continue reading

Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

 

Book cover for The Crown by Kiera Cass

Warning! Spoilers for the previous books in The Selection Series below!

Title: The Crown (The Selection #5)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Stars: 5/5

Summary (from Goodreads): When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone.

Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined. Continue reading

Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Book cover of The Heir by Kiera Cass.

WARNING: If you haven’t yet read The Selection series, this review may contain some mild spoilers!

Title: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 368
Stars: 5/5
Summary (from Goodreads): Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.  Continue reading

Waiting On Wednesday #6: The Heir by Kiera Cass

 

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover of The Heir by Kiera Cass.Title: The Heir
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 352

From Goodreads: Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.  Continue reading