I adore mermaid books, but I have to say Siren did not live up to my expectations.
The beginning was sooooo slow and boring. It took a while for the mystery to get interesting and for Vanessa and her friends to realize that there were sirens behind the recent deaths. It was kinda obvious, I don't know why they didn't figure it out sooner.
I couldn't connect with any of the characters. Vanessa was so freakin boring. She had zero personality. And the romance with Simon came out of nowhere. I can't stand insta-love.
I still had a lot of unanswered questions when I finished. What happened to Raina? To Zara? The other sirens? Was Justine a siren? Was Vanessa? Who the fuck is Charlotte Bleu and what does she have to do with Vanessa? This book reminded me of Lucid, because upon finishing both books I had NO FUCKING CLUE what just happened. And not in a good "it blew my mind" way. More like in a confused "what the hell did I just read" way.
You know, the author's writing kinda reminded me of my own writing. But, IMO, a published author's writing should not be similar to a 14 year old aspiring writer's writing.
So, why not one star? It wasn't terrible. The beginning was slow, and the action-packed ending felt weird. But in the middle, when they were gathering clues and stuff, it was kinda interesting. Plus, the author's writing wasn't completely terrible. Because I'd like to think I am not a terrible writer, lol.
On a not completely unrelated note: Oh my god, I cannot stop singing the song Siren by American Pinup.