The Siren by Kiera CassThe Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren

byKiera Cass

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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#1 New York Times bestseller

A sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance from Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series.

Kahlen is a Siren—bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to their watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who’s everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger… but will Kahlen risk everything to follow her heart?

This star-crossed YA romance is sure to captivate readers who grew up loving The Little Mermaid or fans of Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga.

Originally self-published, The Siren has been completely rewritten and redesigned for print.


Kiera Cass was born in South Carolina in 1983. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Radford University. She self-published her first novel, The Siren, in 2009. In 2014 her title, The One made The New York Times Best Seller List. She is the author of The Selection series. The Crown, part of the Selection series, was publishe...
Title:The SirenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006239200X

ISBN - 13:9780062392008


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy read Interesting storyline, romance, mermaids, mythology all in one.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I'm a HUGE fan of Kiera Cass and her The Selection series. I love her writing and how it makes us fall in love (or hate!) the characters in each of her novels. This one leaves me a little bit (just a little!) disappointed. I mean, it was beautiful and heart-warming and her writing was as good as it always is, but the part about the Ocean talking left me a bit.. well I still haven't figured out how I feel about that part. However, I'm still glad I bought and read that book. I went trough it only a few 'cause I really wanted to know the ending (and the end was worth it!). I look forward to read more from this author!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Usually I don't like books that are set in modern day and society, but it had an element to it- like a fairytale. I thought some parts were a bit predictable, but it was a nice read overall. I really like the way the ending was written- it left you satisfied, yet reminiscing.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Very good read! I love this author and this was not expected!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I honestly don’t know how to express how much I loved this book. Everything about it was just so amazing.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy Read. Not an overly complicated story line but it was interesting to read another book from Kierra Cass that wasn't apart of the The Selection Series. To be honest, I didn't think this was her greatest book/work of all time. If you're looking for something easy this is the book for you.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! beautiful cover. lovely light read. really easy to read and interesting enough to not lose interest. I also love these types of stories. It's like Little Mermaid minus the whole Ursula and wicked stuff. it's much more calm but still enough angst to be heart wrenching
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even used this for a book report! I love this book so much, though the personification of the ocean was kinda weird, I still loved it. It was a fast and easy read for me.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different and cute Listened through Audible, and it was such a cute story.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I have never read a mermaid/siren book before, but I loved this! Really fun read, just wish it wasn't a standalone!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I love Kierra Cass and this is just another demonstration of her incredible talent!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC Story!!! I read this book about a month ago and I'm so happy I did! The Siren is one of my all time favorite books because of the main character Kahlen and the history of the sirens. I also love the suspense of the love story between Kahlen and Akinli; it was just so amazing! The Siren is a great read and it's perfect for someone who's looking for a good novel to read. I would recommend this novel to friends, family, and even strangers! Read this amazing book to find out what happens!!!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Cool Story and Orginal Story Yet Very Predictable I decided to read this book because it was by Keira Cass, the author of The Selection! I thought that The Selection was a unique and interesting new story line and that Keira Cass would bring something new to the table with The Siren. I felt that in all of Cass's stories, they are about female main characters and romance. This book was exactly what I thought it would be, except it was very original and it had some new concepts and ideas that I found interesting such as The Sirens and their backstory of who they are. I thought that it was original, it was very similar to other well-known things such as Pirates of the Carribean or Romance novels such as Sarah Dessen, but it was different in its own way! I think it is a summer-read that incorporates romance, the ocean, and the summer! I would try it out, if you have nothing else to read.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it! This was an easy read, I read this book after reading the Selection series. I really enjoyed reading this because of the mermaids and the cool creativity of the story. I expected a bigger plot or ending but it was still a great book.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kiera Cass is a writing genius! I was hesitant to read The Siren. I fell in love with The Selection series, and when I heard about The Siren, I figured it was going to be similar but with mermaids. WAS I EVER WRONG!!! Reading this book, I couldn't even tell it was written by Kiera Cass, it was like reading a completely different author! This is why she's my favourite. I will recommend this book to every person I ever meet!
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mostly fluff I'd give this one 2.5 stars. It was an easy enough read, and it was an original idea that pulled me in. I think it would have been a better story if the main character had been more believable. I liked the back-story of how she became a siren and what the life of a siren is like, but it didn't seem like Kahlen was someone who'd lived as long as she had---and her sisters were worse. I did like the portrayal of Aisling and wish that she'd been more central to the story's plot. I would have loved to follow her life, as it seemed to have a lot more depth than the other sirens' lives. I've also got to say that I found the personification of the ocean pretty odd, and I never did get used to that by the end of the story. The romance was sweet, but it wasn't given enough time to flourish fully. The connection between them was interesting, though. This was mostly a light, fluffy read, though there was definitely some darkness as well---just enough to keep my interest to the end.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Story Fun story, very quick read.
Date published: 2017-05-12

Editorial Reviews

“A cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport), this trilogy launch is a lot of fun. Cass deftly builds the chemistry between America and Maxon, while stoking the embers of America’s first, forbidden love.”