A little about the book:
On a rainy September morning 16-year-old Ailen Bright flees her abusive father by jumping off the Seattle Aurora Bridge. Instead of a true death, in the water she finds several silver-skinned sirens who convert her to one of their own. As a newborn siren she is dead, supernaturally strong, and hungry for her new sustenance—human souls.
Ailen refuses to kill…at first. With time she must face the agony that comes with starvation, while being relentlessly pursued by a siren hunter. An enthralling and dark look into the mind and heart of a suicidal teenager, this urban fantasy follows Ailen's struggle to figure out the meaning of life, her confusing feelings for her best friend Hunter, and her desperate battle for her father's love.
“[Siren Suicides] was difficult to read, but it was also powerful simply because Ailen’s experiences are ones most people like to deny… despite them being very common. I feel that this work does well in debasing the stigma towards suicide and mental illness by highlighting the internal turmoil one has to endure.”
“Anske has a knack for creating characters you want to comfort and protect… I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys the imagination of Neil Gaiman, the seduction of a vampire book, anything else by Ksenia Anske, or a fantasy suicide novel.”
“I felt like I was being punched in the gut. Hard. And quite often.”