|Buy it here-- if you have a lot of money|
(I have no idea why this book is so expensive. They must have stopped printing it.)
Did you read The Odyssey in school? Or watch the George Clooney movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Then you've probably heard of sirens. They're the beautiful women who sing to the sailors at sea, and the men are so dazzled by the beautiful singing that they drown.
This is the story of one such Siren, Kahlen. The duty of a siren lasts 100 years, and then a siren can be human. But what will happen when Kahlen falls in love with a human man when she still has 20 years left on her sentence?
I thought this story was cute and original. There were moments of laughter and tears. One moment that I thought was particularly funny: Kahlen makes some kind of noise. I can't remember what. She laughs or sneezes or something. And her boyfriend finds the sound so beautiful that he immediately tries to drown himself. I don't think it was meant to be funny, but I found the imagery humorous.
I really liked delving into the mind of a siren, And I really enjoyed the relationships and interactions Kahlen has with her sister sirens. A great original story!
Lovely's rating: 4 out of 5 Hearts