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CSFF Blog Tour: Storm Siren

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Welcome to the CSFF Blog Tour of Storm Siren!

I had the opportunity to participate in a blog tour for Storm Siren last year, so when I saw that CSFF was doing one as well, I had to sign up. But this time, I will be giving away a hardcover copy of Storm Siren! So stay tuned! I’ve got quite a lineup this week for you all. But first, the book, the review, and the tour. Don’t forget to check out what the others are saying!

So without further ado:

“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.

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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About the Author
Mary Weber bio pic (480x800)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.

Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Instagram, and Goodreads.

{photo courtesy of Sarah Kathleen Photography}


The Giveaway!

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My Thoughts

My heart is still bleeding. It is still too soon to write a review, yet I want to capture my initial thoughts and feelings before they fade.

*And having let the story simmer a bit, I still wouldn’t change my initial reaction.*

This story…is amazing. Powerful. Heart-wrenching. The characters were leap off the page, dripping with raw emotions and life. I loved the author’s voice and how she introduced her world to us. Sometimes I was a bit confused on what something was exactly, but the characters drove the story and the rest settled into place.

It was so good, until we got to the end. Great twist. But I hated the ending. There is no hint of a sequel, but leaving as the author did, there must be one. And if there is one, I’m not entirely sure I would want to read it. Although, based on what some parts could be interpreted as and hinted at, there could still be hope. But I’d not want to get my hopes up. Ack! But that said, it was well executed.

The story is fast paced, told in first person present tense, and sometimes the scene changes were confusing and jarring. The advanced reader copy I received was a kindle version and it was a mess. No paragraphs and all, so that might have added to some of the confusion at who was speaking and when.

I would definitely recommend it. And would love to discuss this book with other readers. Ha!

*In conjunction with the CSFF blog tour I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own.*

Visit the other bloggers to see what they have to say about Storm Siren. 

Julie Bihn
Lauren Bombardier
Beckie Burnham
Vicky DealSharingAunt
George Duncan
April Erwin
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Janeen Ippolito
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Simone Lilly-Egerter
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Jalynn Patterson
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Michelle R. Wood

4 Responses to CSFF Blog Tour: Storm Siren

  1. Julie Bihn

    Oh no! That’s too bad about the formatting errors you experienced. I got a Kindle copy from the library and had no confusion about who was talking when as I read on my Fire, so I’m hoping you just had problems because of it being an ARC.

    The more I let it sit (and when I glanced back in the process of writing my review), I think there probably is hope, as dark as the ending seems…I don’t plan to read the other books because they were just too dark for me and, well, yeah, people who have read probably understand what I mean. 🙂

    Great review!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by! Yeah, I’ve had formatting errors quite a bit with advanced reader copies, but I guess that comes with the territory.

      After giving myself time to “heal” from that ending, I’m getting more excited to see what will come next. I’m going with a cautious hope. I can see why some people think the story is too dark for them. Not all adventures connect with everyone. For me, this one resonated deeply because it was like a glimpse into my own soul and struggles.

  2. ryebrynn12

    Ah! I love this book! If I could have a superpower, it would be to fly. 🙂

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