This month's book pick is The Siren by Kiera Cass.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't line to you, it can be a lonely existence, bt once you are done, you get to live. All have to give, for now, is obediance and time..."
The same speech has been given hundreds of time to hundred of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of the Sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.
First line: It's funny what you hold on to, the things your remember when everything ends.
Highlights: Interesting premise and characters. The relationship between the Ocean and Kahlen is intriguing. The story has great beginning and good ending.
Good read for: Those interested in mermaid tales, those wanting light romance, and those self publishing.