1 Juli 2009
“Books were a safe place, a world apart from my own. No matter what had happened that day, that year, there was always a story in which someone overcame their darkest hour. I wasn’t alone.”
“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 lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of 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 by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.
Kiera Cass is een van mijn favoriete schrijfsters, ik heb genoten van de Selectie, vandaar dat ik ook dit boek wilde proberen. Ik ben niet teleurgesteld! In tegendeel! Dit boek greep mij vast, en elk moment dat ik kon lezen, heb ik gelezen. Heerlijk hoe je zo in een verhaal gezogen kan worden. Het verhaal is prachtig en somehow ook realistisch.