To survive, their bond must be unbreakable.
When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn't remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she's just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the “spark” or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.
A unique artifact—one that may hold the key to returning Kali’s memories—is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane’s ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses.
But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali…unless old enemies kill her first.
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Dark Siren is a well written YA paranormal novel with a strong romantic focus. Due to the prologue as a reader you know pretty much what is going on which is quite nice but I think that I personally would have preferred things to stay more of a mystery.
Dark Siren has paranormal elements that you don't see used very often which I liked as that made the story fresh. There is a paranormal based insta-love (of a kind) though it is explained by the characters having known and loved one another previously, Kali just cannot remember.
I think the romance lacked connection but Kali and Rhane are well written and developed in all other ways. There are some very good action sequences that I found enjoyable - mostly once all the backstory and character development is out of the way. I also liked the slightly mythological elements.
Overall it was a good read and I am eager to get my hands on book 2 to find out what happens next.
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my opinions or rating in any way***
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