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message 1: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
We'll be reading THE SIREN by Kiera Cass this month. Feel free to read along with us as we read her newly revamped novel. :)


message 2: by Roseena (new)

Roseena Peralta | 102 comments I adore it it's a cute read


message 3: by Cas ❦ (new)

Cas ❦ (rowangalathynius) | 404 comments I liked it, but didn't love it. (view spoiler)


message 4: by Roseena (new)

Roseena Peralta | 102 comments Are we allow spoilers in here?!


message 5: by Erin Lynn (last edited Mar 01, 2016 08:20AM) (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Roseena wrote: "Are we allow spoilers in here?!"

Spoilers must be hidden (like what Rose did). Any unhidden spoilers are forbidden, will be removed, and any offending member will be given a warning/removed from the group.

I know I haven't read this one yet, so I would be upset if a spoiler was posted and not hidden.


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (readingwithjessica) Erin Lynn wrote: "We'll be reading THE SIREN by Kiera Cass this month. Feel free to read along with us as we read her newly revamped novel. :)"

Starting this book today!! Super excited!! =) do you plan on posting a book breakdown or no? Just wondering.


message 7: by Emily (new)

Emily Shaw (emilyshaw16) | 313 comments Yay! I currently have this checked out from the library, so it's a perfect time to read it. I haven't heard too many great reviews about this, but I am excited to see what I think of it.


message 8: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Emily wrote: "Yay! I currently have this checked out from the library, so it's a perfect time to read it. I haven't heard too many great reviews about this, but I am excited to see what I think of it."

I have a copy in my room right now. I'm going to read it as soon as I finish my two current reads.


message 9: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Lucy wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "We'll be reading THE SIREN by Kiera Cass this month. Feel free to read along with us as we read her newly revamped novel. :)"

Starting this book today!! Super excited!! =) do you..."


I don't think we've ever done a breakdown just because we don't like posting spoilers, but we sometimes post discussion questions for the books.


message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (readingwithjessica) Erin Lynn wrote: "Lucy wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "We'll be reading THE SIREN by Kiera Cass this month. Feel free to read along with us as we read her newly revamped novel. :)"

Starting this book today!! Super excite..."


oh ok, i'm used to discussing as I read but that's okay!! I can post my overall thoughts afterwards.


message 11: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments I just got this book from the library, so I'll be reading it soon-ish.


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (readingwithjessica) Nicole Lynn wrote: "I just got this book from the library, so I'll be reading it soon-ish."

I thought about starting it today Nicole. You can d/m me on Twitter if you're interested in buddy reading! <3


message 13: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments Lucy wrote: "Nicole Lynn wrote: "I just got this book from the library, so I'll be reading it soon-ish."

I thought about starting it today Nicole. You can d/m me on Twitter if you're interested in buddy readin..."


Will do! :)


message 14: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Lucy wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "Lucy wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "We'll be reading THE SIREN by Kiera Cass this month. Feel free to read along with us as we read her newly revamped novel. :)"

Starting this book to..."


I understand. I usually don't break it down like that just because I don't like putting people on reading schedules. We're kind of laid back here when it comes to reading and discussing.


message 15: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (readingwithjessica) Erin Lynn wrote: "Lucy wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "Lucy wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "We'll be reading THE SIREN by Kiera Cass this month. Feel free to read along with us as we read her newly revamped novel. :)"

Starting..."


I totally understand <3 no worries at all!


message 16: by Nicole (last edited Mar 04, 2016 12:50PM) (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments I just finished it and I'm not loving it. I would have stopped reading it early on, but it was a fast enough read that I stuck through it. The romance is the only thing that made it okay...


message 17: by Cas ❦ (new)

Cas ❦ (rowangalathynius) | 404 comments Nicole Lynn wrote: "I just finished it and I'm not loving it. I would have stopped reading it early on, but it was a fast enough read that I stuck thought it. The romance is the only thing that made it okay..."

I agree!


message 18: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (readingwithjessica) Just finished...........yikes! Super strange....the ending was pretty good though. 2 Stars.


message 19: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Oh man. You all are scaring me.


message 20: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments Sorry! But I really liked The Selection books, so this was a huge letdown to me. Some people have liked it though.


message 21: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
I kind of get what you guys are saying about it being dull...

I'm only about halfway through, and it's kind of monotone, but I'm wandering if Kiera did that on purpose because of (view spoiler)

I'm not saying that I don't like it, but it definitley adds a different emotional layer to the book.


message 22: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments That could be, but it just didn't hold my attention. I really would have quit it early on if it wasn't such a quick read. I'm all for having emotional layers, but Kiera just didn't do it for me in this book...


message 23: by Roseena (new)

Roseena Peralta | 102 comments Erin Lynn wrote: "Roseena wrote: "Are we allow spoilers in here?!"

Spoilers must be hidden (like what Rose did). Any unhidden spoilers are forbidden, will be removed, and any offending member will be given a warnin..."


I have to be careful with that lol, I usually post on my phone, and the app doesnt let me hide spoilers


message 24: by Roseena (new)

Roseena Peralta | 102 comments Can anyone believe the ending?! like why? I was disappointed by that


message 25: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments Roseena wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "Roseena wrote: "Are we allow spoilers in here?!"

Spoilers must be hidden (like what Rose did). Any unhidden spoilers are forbidden, will be removed, and any offending member will..."


I don't even know how to hide spoilers in the discussions lol


message 26: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Nicole Lynn wrote: "Roseena wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "Roseena wrote: "Are we allow spoilers in here?!"

Spoilers must be hidden (like what Rose did). Any unhidden spoilers are forbidden, will be removed, and any offen..."


It's actually really easy!

So when you want to hide something just do this without the asterisks:

<*spoiler> SPOILER GOES HERE <*/spoiler*>

It will hide whatever you want to hide.


message 27: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Nicole Lynn wrote: "That could be, but it just didn't hold my attention. I really would have quit it early on if it wasn't such a quick read. I'm all for having emotional layers, but Kiera just didn't do it for me in ..."

I had the same problem with America in The Selection, but I liked The Elite and The One more. I was happy with Eadlyn's voice, but Kahlen needs a little help. :(


message 28: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments Erin Lynn wrote: "Nicole Lynn wrote: "Roseena wrote: "Erin Lynn wrote: "Roseena wrote: "Are we allow spoilers in here?!"

Spoilers must be hidden (like what Rose did). Any unhidden spoilers are forbidden, will be re..."


THANKS!


message 29: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hoefs | 71 comments Erin Lynn wrote: "Nicole Lynn wrote: "That could be, but it just didn't hold my attention. I really would have quit it early on if it wasn't such a quick read. I'm all for having emotional layers, but Kiera just did..."

I liked America. I didn't like Eadlyn, and I don't really like Kahlen either. :/


message 30: by Emily (new)

Emily Shaw (emilyshaw16) | 313 comments I should be finishing this today! and I think I'll be the odd one out for once, since I actually enjoy this. it's not the best book ever, but I do like the story...unless these last 100 pages are absolutely horrible!


message 31: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
Emily wrote: "I should be finishing this today! and I think I'll be the odd one out for once, since I actually enjoy this. it's not the best book ever, but I do like the story...unless these last 100 pages are a..."

I'm liking the story, too. I just wonder if Cass did the whole narration thing like she did for dramatic effect.


message 32: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
I finished it a few days ago. It's cute, but I felt myself wanting a little more - a little more romance, a little more explanation - basically just a little more everything.


message 33: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
P.S. I'll post discussion questions next week!


message 34: by Erin Lynn (new)

Erin Lynn | 2727 comments Mod
How's everyone liking The Siren?

As promised, I have a few discussion questions for everyone! Please just be sure to hide any spoilers just in case any members still haven't read the book.

Let's start with some easy ones:
1. What do you think of the cover?
2. Had you previously read the edition of The Siren that Kiera self-published? The cover looks like this: The Siren

Okay... moving on to some tougher questions...
3. Based on the synopsis, what predictions did you have for Kahlen? Akinli? The Ocean?
4. Did any of your predictions come true? (Please hide any spoilers if you want to go into detail.)
5. What did you think about The Ocean? Did you love Her? Hate Her?
6. What do you think about the lifecycle of a siren?


message 35: by Roseena (new)

Roseena Peralta | 102 comments I think that's way to long and evil the time frame


message 36: by Cas ❦ (last edited Mar 24, 2016 12:12AM) (new)

Cas ❦ (rowangalathynius) | 404 comments 1. It's a bit cliche in my opinion. Definitely too similar to The Selection series covers.
2. No, I haven't.
3. Easily saw Kahlen and Akinli having a romance, The Ocean was very different from what I expected.
4. Yeah, a few.
5. Ok, really intriguing character.
6. I don't really have an opinion about it, but quite interesting. I suppose it would pass slowly..


message 37: by Emily (new)

Emily Shaw (emilyshaw16) | 313 comments 1. I think the cover is really pretty. I love that Kiera Cass's covers are always so gorgeous!
2. I haven't, but the original cover was pretty bad.
3. I figured they would fall in love. I had no idea what to expect of the ocean.
4. Some of them did
5. I did not like the ocean at all. It was definitely an interesting character, but so mean.
6. It's pretty interesting, but definitely too long. 100 years of doing that job would be painfully long. I also don't like how you would lose all your memories after 100 years.


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