Aug 13, 2014

ARC Review: Storm Siren by Mary Weber {Blog Tour + Giveaway}

Title: Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1)
Author: Mary Weber
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thomas Nelson/ HarperCollins
Publish Date: August 19, 2014
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Summary:
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?
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I wasn't sure what to expect of Storm Siren when I first had it in my hands. It was one of those stories that could be really good, or really bad. In this case. It was very good! Though complex at times Storm Siren leaves your heart pounding on a thrill ride of action and emotion. 

I loved Nym. She is stubborn, strong willed, and sarcastic all wrapped into one. Her back story breaks your heart, and shows how she had struggled through the early years of her life. I just wish Nym didn't let people walk all over her. As a slave she has had fourteen owners, and her fifteenth owner, Adora, the latest only sees her as a weapon to stop a war. There were so many times when Adora would say or do something to Nym, that I wished she would have stuck up for herself. Plus, Adora was so set on getting Nym to stay away from Eogan, like it was getting annoying. Eogan is where I get a lot of mixed feelings. There were a lot of things unclear about him, he had three women after him, and he had to train Nym. I felt like there could have been something more between him and Nym if he just opened up. He was hot and cold. 

Mary Weber did a beautiful job describing and pulling her readers in the Storm Siren world. I enjoy a book much better when I can picture it clearly and this book is just that. It was easy to see and understand what was going on, what people looked like! I loved it. 

The plot was interesting. Between the magic and the war a lot of information is giving to you, and though complex it wasn't confusing as it sometimes could be. Though I wasn't sure about the romance, it wasn't an insta-love thing, it was gradual and sweet. Storm Siren wasn't predictable and managed to surprise me more then one time. The ending of the book is crazy, so much action and important things are revealed. Not everyone is who they seem to be.

Mary Weber also has the fine art of writing agonizing cliffhangers that make me want to cry because the next book in the Storm Siren Series seems so far away! She has a great knack for story telling and I am very excited to see where this series is going to go!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds great! Nym seems like a really likable character and I love romances that have a gradual build-up. The ending sounds pretty intense, too. Great review :)

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