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Monday, May 9, 2016

Book Review: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Storm Siren (The Storm Siren Trilogy #1) by Mary Weber
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins

“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.”

In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win. 

Storm Siren is the first book in the Storm Siren Trilogy by Mary Weber. This is quite a book, and has a little bit of something for everyone with it's paranormal and elemental aspects. The characters are pretty easy to like too, aside from Adora. There's a definite attraction between Nym and Eogan, but I also liked Colin quite a bit. I don't think this'll be a love triangle, but I guess we'll see. Because of her abilities, Nym thinks she's evil, but with the help these new people in her life, I think she's going to start seeing things differently. It had bits of down time that drew things out longer than I felt was necessary, but Storm Siren is an intriguing book. I'm curious to see where it goes.

Mary Weber is a ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives. In her spare time, she feeds unicorns, sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California, which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean.

To learn more about Mary Weber and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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