The Siren by Kiera Cass
Tales you’ve heard from centuries of sailors are true – beautiful mermaids doing the bidding of the Ocean, sing travelers into eternal sleep. The Ocean is at once comforting and terrifying, both a mother to her Sirens and their tyrant.
Kahlen was given a second chance at life, but only after she pays a price of servitude to the Ocean. While Kahlen struggles with a forbidden love, more meaningfully she struggles with some pretty significant philosophical questions about her actions and ultimately her entire existence. Do the ends justify the means? Are her actions justified if done for greater good? Is she doing the right thing by sacrificing the few to save the many?
The best way to contemplate life’s toughest questions is with a few grains of salt, a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila.
Goodreads synopsis: Love is a risk worth taking.
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.
Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.
Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
“She told me to live. . . . I didn’t know how to tell Her that simply being alive was not enough to be called living.” ― Kiera Cass, The Siren
- 1 oz blue curacao
- 3 oz margarita mix
- 1 oz tequila
- 0.5 oz triple sec
- 3 oz pineapple juice
Place ice, blue curacao, and margarita mix in a small blender and blend. Pour into bottom of your glass (I used a Ball jar glass, but you could use a lowball glass, anything that allows you to see the different gradient of colors). Place more ice, tequila, triple sec, and pineapple juice in the blender and blend. Carefully pour on top and enjoy!