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Myths, folk and various beliefs are often used in literature as inspirations. Siren as it’s not hard to guess is about mythological creatures but with a very well created modern touch. Attributes responsible for fable-like descriptions of sirens were still on but the setting, execution of siren’s seduction powers and their embeddedness in modern times gave the myth second life and chance for new interpretations.
As far as I appreciate novel concept and find it way seductive (am I under siren’s spell), the book as a whole wasn’t balanced. The first part of the book wasn’t so engaging as the last pages, the whole tension was transferred to the second part of the book making the beginning a little pale. However, the impressions after reading Siren are optimistic and the whole series may look like something promising.