Sheesh! What a ride! That was some seriously disturbing stuff. And that ending…
I love my stories dark and twisted. When I finish a book and think that I might need to speak with a psychologist about why I enjoyed such a depraved story, I know the author had hit the mark for me. ‘Siren’ is that kind of book. It was sick and so damn wrong, but I couldn’t pull myself away.
The story centers on Scarlet, a femme fatale that is out for vengeance. A victim of abuse from a young age, she’s determined to turn the tables. No longer a young girl, she’s embraced her sex appeal and is harnessing the power it gives her.
Now, I should say that this story is not for everyone. There is every type of abuse imaginable in this book, both as a child and as an adult. To say that Scarlet has “daddy issues” would be the understatement of the century. This is one screwed up lady!
In many ways, Scarlet was a deplorable character. There were many times when I was certain that she was irredeemable. She isn’t an easy character to like. She doesn’t even like herself.
Every time that I was ready to give up on her, a bit more of her past would be revealed and I would feel a little more sympathy for the girl that became the woman. As more of her story came to light, I grew to understand her motivations better. Eventually, I was full-on rooting for her cause. It’s probably a sign that I need to get my head checked, but I wanted her to get her revenge on those that had wronged her. I wanted them to pay.
As things started to fall into place, other things fell apart. Nothing ever goes as planned. I was on the edge of my seat throughout this entire book. It sucked me in. I have never loved such a despicable character as much as I loved Scarlet. She is wicked to the core, but she was made, and not born, that way.
If you are looking for a dark, disturbing story, then it doesn’t get much more twisted than this one. It blew my mind! It was sordid and highly original. All I can say is heed the warnings. This content is not for everyone.