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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.

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!

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

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

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

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

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!