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The Siren by Kiera Cass

siren The Siren by Kiera Cass.  Published by Harper Teen.        $11.99 CDN Kindle edition.

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.   (Goodreads excerpt)

Well what to say about this book?  I loved it!  Well I loved most of it.

I have really come to enjoy Kiera Cass. I loved The Selection. While this one is totally different, it was still thoroughly enjoyable. I will admit that I’m not too sure how I feel about the ending. I won’t give anything away (I hate spoilers) but I think I wanted more…not that I am sure exactly what more means at this point without telling too much of the story…

I have to say the book was original and full of interesting characters and intrigue. It wasn’t as ‘suspenseful’ or ‘grabbing’ as The Selection, but still very good in its own right. I also liked that this is a book that the author apparently rewrote.  I would love to read the original to see what changes were made.

4 stars for me!

WWW Wednesdays (July 30 )

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 The One Recently Finished:  The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass.  I loved this series.  This was a fantastic end to the trilogy.  Review posted here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/29/the-one-the-selection-3/

Duplicity (Spellbound #2)Currently Reading : Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford. Loving this book.  I can’t believe I stumbled upon the first book by accident and got it for free!  I downloaded this immediatley upon finishing the first.  It was only $3.05 on kindle!

Up Next?

Not sure. These are on my radar though.

Recalled (Death Escorts, #1)Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy, #2)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Recalled (Death Escorts #1) by Cambria Herbert

Reckoning (Arotos Trilogy #2) by Amy Miles

Magic Burns (Kate daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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The One (The Selection #3)

The One The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass.  Published June 5, 2014 by HarperCollins Children’s Books. CDN $13.99 Kindle edition.

THE SELECTION changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon’s heart… It’s swoon meets the Hunger Games in the final instalment of THE SELECTION trilogy! For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives. Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen. America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants. (Goodreads excerpt)

Well what to say about this roller coaster of emotions that calls itself The Selection? I have to admit that I really loved this story. It wasn’t a diehard serious deep in-your-face dystopia. It was fun and romantic and less political than most dystopian books. You swoon over Maxon and love the cat fights and the hilarity of the antics of the contest. You grab onto America and secretly hope that she gets her happily ever after with the prince. You want to smack her a few times for being stupid but…sigh Maxon is there.

And then there is The One (Selection #3). This book makes a dramatic change in tactics and focuses more on the politics and rebels and all of the angst that most dystopian novels have. Not to say it doesn’t deal with the romance…it does, but it is grittier and hard. The roller coaster continues and at one point I was very sad and angry and then….sigh…tear…OMG I love Maxon…I won’t say anymore.

The ending is a bit of a shock but it is satisfying and a great end to the trilogy.

5 stars for me.

Teaser Tuesday (July 29)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

This time we were in the Great room enduring another etiquette lesson when bricks came flying through the window.  Elise immediately hit the ground and started crawling for the side door, whimpering as she went.

Opening lines.

The One The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

I don’t know what it is about this story but it hooks you and sucks you in not letting go.  It is addictive.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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WWW Wednesdays (July 23)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

  Entangled (Spellbound #1)Recently Finished:  Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford.  I found this book on Amazon for free and absolutely loved it.  Original and captivating.  I did check today to see if it was still free and it is $0.99 well worth it.

The OneCurrently Reading : The One (Selection #3( by Kiera Cass.  I haven’t actually started this yet, but I will today.  Can’t wait to finish the trilogy!

Up Next?

I loved the Entangled book so much that I downloaded the next book in the series Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford. Other than that, I have nothing on the radar.

Duplicity (Spellbound #2)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

WWW Wednesdays (July 16)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:  
Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3) the elitethe PrinceRecently Finished:
  Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria Snyder.

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/14/taste-of-darkness-healer-3-by-maria-v-snyder/

The Elite (The Selection #2)by Kiera Cass and the novella The Prince by Kiera Cass.

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/15/the-elite-the-selection-2-by-kiera-cass/

Entangled (Spellbound #1)Currently Reading : Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford.  I had to give my pocket book a break and I found this free on Amazon.  So far it is good.

Up Next?

I am dying to read the rest of the Selection series, The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass, and The Guard, a short novela that goes with the series.   Other than that I’m not sure what else.  Time for something new!

the guardThe One

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

the elite The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass. Published Apr 23, 2013 by Harper Teen. CDN $11.99 Kindle edition.

The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now, with the group narrowed down to the Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever–and America is still struggling to decide where her own heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen, who she always thought was the one? America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want–and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.( (Goodreads Excerpt)

OMG, Holy Crap and any other flip out words I can say! I have never wanted to throw a book at the wall so badly in my life, while still desperate to read more more more! This book both infuriated me and delighted me and infuriated me again. Sigh…

Ok now that I am calmer let’s try to rationalize the above:

America- OMG woman are you stupid!

Maxon – OMG man are you blind and stupid!

Aspen- seriously dude if you love this girl you are one stupid guy for putting her through that and risking her very life! Are you STUPID!

OK without giving you spoilers I realize that I can’t really explain myself here. I refuse to do spoilers so suffice it to say this book was a roller coaster of emotions on every front. I have to say that I did enjoy it in the end. The story progresses from just the Selection and you see more of the political issues and the history of the Selection as well as some character development from the King which I enjoyed. (He’s a BLEEP* for sure!)

I’m really looking forward to the last book and I really hope America smartens the hell up because so many times I wanted to smack her up the side of the head! Seriously.

smack up side head gif

5 stars for me. It is rare that I am that emotionally involved in a story!

Teaser Tuesday (July 15)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

If I had been a true friend, wouldn’t I have done better than that?

“Marlee!” I screamed. “Marlee, I’m sorry!” But the crowd was so frenzied, and she was crying so much, I didn’t think she heard me.

Page 87

the elite The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

Never have I been so infuriated with a book that I wanted to throw it at the wall at least 10 times!  Thankfully I have lots of patience since I was reading this on my ipad!

Infuriating roller coaster of a book!  In a good way…I think lol

I just finished this so will post a review soon.

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WWW Wednesdays (July 9)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:  
The Selection (The Selection, #1) Recently Finished:
  The Selection by Kiera Cass. I loved loved loved this book!  Can’t believe I waited so long to read it.  Here is my review:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/04/the-selection-by-kiera-cass/

Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)Currently Reading : .Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria Snyder.  I actually just finished this late last night.  OMG I love Maria Snyder, this was an awesome series.  I will post a review soon!

Up Next?

I am dying to read the rest of the Selection series, Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass, The One and the novelas that go with hte series.   I love this series and can’t wait to read more. I don’t own them yet though so who knows! 🙂

the Princethe elitethe guardThe One

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1) The Selection by Kiera Cass. Published April 24, 2012 by Harper Teen. CDN $11.99 Kindle edition.

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. (Goodreads Excerpt)

What can I say other than WOW with a capitol W. I was sucked in right from the start and couldn’t put this down. I don’t know why I waited so long to read it. I have decided that I love Dystopian books now..lol who knew. Anyway on to the review…

I don’t do spoilers so suffice it to say this book is amazing, full of drama and intrigue and catty girls that you want to smack, (it’s a beautyish pageant with 35 girls competing for one guy, so you expected that!) heartthrob prince that you just want to swoon over and sigh…shy, beautiful America who is full of spunk and honesty and I love how she just says it like it is. She is here for the food! OMG I love this book.

Ok enough gushing. Maxon is awesome. You knew he was so going to turn out to be way better than the tv showed, otherwise it would be boring…This book is not boring.

I have to give it to the author for creating a wonderful, captivating believable story that sucks you in from the start and doesn’t let go. I’m not a fan of love triangles, and I was rooting for Prince Maxon all the time. I’m not sure I am cool with the ending of the book…I won’t say anything else. I’m dying to read The Elite!

Big fan…big big fan…5 stars for me!

WWW Wednesdays (July 2)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:  
 Secret (Elemental, #4)Recently Finished:
  Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer. OMG I absolutely love love love this series.  I wish I could go out and get the next one right now! Review posted soon!

The Selection (The Selection, #1)Currently Reading : .The Selection by Kiera Cass. I finally bought and started this book and holy cow I am loving it.  I am almost finished and just picked it up!  I hope the next one is as good although I have heard mixed reviews.

Up Next?

I think I might just continue with the series that I am into currently.  Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria Snyder and Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass.  I love both series and can’t wait to read more.

Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)the elite

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

WWW Wednesdays (June 25)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:  
 Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)Recently Finished:
  Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria Snyder.  OMG this was freaking AMAZING.  I loved this book.  A review will be posted soon.

Secret (Elemental, #4)Currently Reading : Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer.  I am barely into this but loved the series so far and was dying to read this.

Up Next?

Ever since finishing Scent of Magic, I am dying to get my hands on the next in the Healer series Taste of Darkness by Maria Snyder, and The Selection by Kiera Cass is still in my sites.

The Selection (The Selection, #1) Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

WWW Wednesdays (June 18)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:  
Champion (Legend, #3) Recently Finished:
  Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu  Absolutley loved this series.  I really enjoyed the last book. Lots of action and suspense and especially loved the ending.  I will post a review soon.

Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)Currently Reading : Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria Snyder.  I have barely scratched the surface but am loving it anyway.

Up Next?

I don’t know?  That is odd for me.  I am dying to get my hands on Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer and perhaps The Selection by Kiera Cass? Any advice?

Secret (Elemental, #4)  The Selection (The Selection, #1)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!