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Siren Suicides: Second Edition Paperback – May 12, 2016
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Ksenia was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to US in 1998 not knowing English, having studied architecture, and not dreaming that one day she'd be writing. She lives in Seattle with her partner and their combined three kids in a house that they like to call The Loony Bin.
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then followed it through journey of changes Ksenia made as the trilogy became one volume.
*I highly recommend reading the Trilogy as well.*
Such a unique Look at The Siren's and Siren Mythos altogether
Calling People whose souls cry out sharp pain in the journey of living
the terrifying reality of Suicide
a dip into the mystical,
magickal and dangerous....Can You trust a siren
When they offer freedom...
a deft dance between reality and myth
through the tumultuous angst of
broken Parent,Teenager relationships
into the Sweetness of finding Love,
diving quickly into treachery
urging everyone to take a deeper look
to Overcome regardless how hard
as it Twists and turns through the plot as a Siren
swimming through murky water
waiting for the right time to loose their song
and Sate their Hunger once more....
Brilliant Story Stunningly woven by Ksenia Anske
highly Recommend to Everyone.
Siren Suicide is a book that punches hard in the gut. It deals with suicide--hell, it even deals with /double suicide/--and other very raw and harsh topics. Honestly, I am so very impressed with the poise Anske handles such subjects. The emotions--both the good, the bad, and the ugly--experienced by Ailen Bright, the MC, are beautifully portrayed through lyrical prose, and they ring true and authentic. The action in the story is nonstop and each chapter rolls straight into the next one.
The ending left me . . . with mixed feelings, which is why I knocked of 1/2 a star. I won't have any spoilers, but let's just say to me, the ending came completely out of the blue and I'm still not sure whether I liked it or not.
That being said, there is a very satisfying character arc with Aielen Bright, and her voice (ha! pun not intended) is so very powerful and shines through on the pages.
In conclusion, 3 words to describe Siren Suicides: dark, gritty, raw
And the ending! Another reviewer had mixed feelings about the ending of this story, but for me the it was the best part. In some books, when you see "Epilogue" you get an addition to the story, something that comes after the story and maybe provides some additional details or closure. In Siren Suicides, the Epilogue is VITAL to the story. It is, in many ways, the redemption of everything that has come before it.
This is the third book of Ksenia's that I have read, and I've never been sorry for the time I've spent in her writing.
"How about you become a siren and torture his soul with your songs, never killing him, holding him by a thread on the precipice of dying,as long as you want to. Watch him squirm and plead like a worm."
Ksenia Anske takes us into the mind of Ailen, a young girl who lives with her dad. I have to tell you guys that I was totally reading Alien, instead of Ailen, for the first half of the book! haha. But back to business, Ailen's mom left her 6 years ago and she has been living with her abusive dad since. She has a rough life and has thought about ending it many times. Her dad doesn't deserve her.
Ailen decides to take a bath one morning in hopes that she will be able to take her own life. She nearly succeeds! She is taken on a crazy adventure where sirens are real and are hunting her. Ailen, who turned into a siren after death, made the others really angry. To make matters worse, her best friend and dad are people you would never imagine them to be. Ailen is in danger. Will her father kill her? Who is Hunter really? Is she safe? Is this even real? Is Ailen dead?
"Babies are my favorite; their souls are so sweet, sweeter than candy."
Ksenia Anske wrote an amazing story! The ending was shocking! It was hard to write this review without giving anything major away. Anske's books all have beautiful covers! I drool over all of them! I can not wait to read more by this lovely author. (less)
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Her books, they will eat you.
This one deals with a tough subject, but def worth the read!