Book Review: The Siren (The Original Sinners #1) by Tiffany Reisz

Reviewed by: Siobhán
Format: E-Galley
Pages: 432
Published: 1st Sept 2012
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for Review
Genre: Erotica Fiction
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Some love stories you never forget. Some books will change your world. Be prepared… this is one of them. She tore herself from the man she adored, who transformed her, who possessed her… who would have destroyed her. Now she is adored by a man she must not have. She thinks she knows what it means to be pushed to her limits. She’s wrong.

I have had this on my kindle for quite a while and honestly I completely forgot about until I received book 3 for review. I know shocking that I could forgot a book. Bad Book Blogger!! I had read so many good reviews that I thought I would love it. And even though I actually really enjoyed the book. The story is dark and dangerously sexy I found the main characters lacking. Honestly I wanted to beat them up they annoyed me so much.

The Siren is book 1 in the Original Sinners series and is told from Nora and Zach's POV. Nora is an erotic writer by day but she has a secret she is a Dominatrix and not just any, she is THE Dominatrix. Powerful and terrifying. But Nora has a past. She is a Switch, which means she can be both a Dom or Sub. Nora's past  is quite dark. And it is an interesting past and I really enjoyed finding out about her and her relationship with Soren. But she comes across so immature for her age. Nora is in her 30s but she comes across like a teenager at times. She is selfish and I wanted to beat her up she was so annoying. But she would have liked that lol. She lives with an unpaid intern called Wesley, he is 19 years old and in love with Nora although they have never slept together. Wesley was the the only character I actually liked. And even though Nora is pain I honestly felt that she was in love with him aswell. Zach, is Nora's editor. He just bored me so much. I kinda thought he was a pointless character. I get that he pushed Nora to write her book better but man was he boring as hell.

I mention Soren above. Now he isn't actually in the book alot but he plays a HUGE part in Nora's story. I didn't like him at all. But there is no denying that you are drawn to him and want to know more about him and the twist in the story with him and who is really is I guess is meant to shock but I thought it was amazing.I really shouldn't have since I am Catholic but I'm not a very good and thought Soren was interesting.

Now Tiffany Reisz is an amazing story teller. There is no doubt about that. I was drawn into this dark world and I am not going to lie I was hooked. I devoured the book. I just didn't like the characters apart from Wesley so I couldn't get the full connection to really love it. The Siren is NOT a romance story. So if you go into this thinking it is you are going to be really disappointed. Tiffany Reisz has create something that is sexy, dark but quite violent. And that I can understand why why people can find is shocking. It takes a lot to shock me. I understand why people find it too graphic. But I understand that this is fiction and yes this world really does exsist out there. Although as long as everything is consensual I say each to their own. I applaud Tiffany to tackling the more darker side to BDSM and writing is wonderfully.

Do I recommend this? Yes, I really do. Even though I personally found Nora as a shallow, immature woman I still really enjoyed the story and learning about Nora and her life. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I am hopefully I like the characters more in the sequel.

Rate: 3/5


  1. Nice review. I felt the same with Nora.

    1. She was a pain right? lol. But an interesting character lol.

  2. I loved this book. Such a shame you didn't. But Great review. Hope you enjoy the next book.

    1. Hi, Kate. I really enjoyed book 2. My review will be up tomorrow. (I Think) lol

  3. Thanks for the review :) I think I am going to get this for a friends birthday soon! :)

  4. oooo awesome review hun!! I may have to pick this up sometime, not sure if I'm in the dark and graphic type mood right now though ha! (:

    Haley @ YA-Aholic

    1. Yeah I think with certain books you have to be in the right book. The books are really good. I finished book 3 last night. Best one in the series so far. :)


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