"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.
So this book is about mermaids. As a fan of the Disney movie The Little Mermaid and The Selection series from Kiera Cass, I was excited to read this book. The story has a strong begining with the main character forced to make a choice: to die or to become a siren and for 100 years sing people to their deaths. As is obvious she chooses to become a siren. The story follows her and her sisters sirens through the years and the conflict she has with herself for killing people and with The Ocean that made the deal with her but also cares for her very much. Until the day she meets a boy named Akinli and with a couple of sentences falls in love with him. Really, she meets him twice and falls so madly in love all of a suden that she is willing to risk herself and her sisters for that love. So these two conflicts extend trough all the book, making it boring and leading to a predictable end.
I think that this could work as a short story, cutting the parts that where stretched and add nothing to the story.