Review – The Siren by Keira Cass

The SirenThe Siren by Kiera Cass

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 3.25 Stars

-Book Description: 4

-Cover: 3.5

-Plot: 3

-Creativity: 3

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (some usage)

-Description: 3 (a little overbearing at times)

-Show And Tell Balance: 3

The description of this book was what originally made me want to read it. The cover was eh for me, especially for Kiera Cass — a girl in a fluffy dress is nothing unusual. It’s not unusual for the genre in general either. The plot of the book was what really brought this book down in stars for me, along with the voice. In the end, I felt that there was nothing really special about this book. The writing was blah, and it didn’t feel like it had any character to it that made me think it was uniquely Keira Cass. Granted, this is my first novel I’ve read by her, but there was nothing that made me think wow, she can really weave a unique story. This brings me back to the story. I didn’t feel connected at all, and there was insta-love beyond any sort of believability. It was a love at first sight that’s ground shifting, or shall I say ocean shifting. The only thing I felt was particularly strong was the personification of the ocean. It was interesting, but not to the point where I felt it was anything amazing. The ocean was a possessive toddler at best. The last fifty or so pages are what saved the book for me, but it was so burdened by the mediocre beginning that it never evened out. For me this novel fell flat.

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