Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

Review: The Siren by Kiera CassTitle: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 26, 2016

four-stars
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.

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The Siren, by Kiera Cass is so unique and contains a character that I’ve never seen before: the ocean. Kahlen, the main character is very brave and has so much determination. I absolutely loved the fact that the girls in this book are basically sisters, as family is one of my favourite things in books. Continue reading

Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Crown by Kiera CassTitle: The Crown (The Selection #5)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

five-stars
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.

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The Crown is the fifth book in Kiera Cass’s The Selection series and it is a perfect ending to the series. Even though The Heir could have been better, The Crown definitely made up for it. The characters are so much more developed and Eadlyn really changes from her old, snobby self. The bigger theme of family was so sweet and makes the book even more enjoyable. Continue reading

Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Heir by Kiera CassTitle: The Heir (The Selection #4)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

five-stars
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. 

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Book Review: The Heir

The Heir by Kiera cast is set 20 years after the first three books, when the daughter of Maxon and America holds her own Selection. I have never read anything like The Heir in the whole YA genre. The concept is just so different and can’t be explained very well. It is a bit sad to leave the old characters, but there are plenty of new ones to make up for it. The reader can also return to Illéa and read about the new changes to it that the future has brought. This book is on my list for the best books of the year. 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