I have to admit. When I first saw the cover of Storm Siren, I was instantly intrigued, partly because I have a race of white haired humans in one of my future projects, and when I read the back cover, I knew I had to read it. Power over the wind, rain, storms, ice? Yes please!
So when I discovered that it would be on tour, I signed up right away. And there’s a giveaway!
“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.
About the Author
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.
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!
*I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher via net galley in conjunction with the book tour.
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Review at To Be A Person
Review at A BookLover’s Heart
Review at The Writer’s Window
Review at Seasons of Humility
Review at Remain in his Love
Review at Christian Bookshelf Reviews
Interview at Jaye L. Knight
Review at JoJo’s Corner
Review at The American Anglophile
Interview at Sara Ella
Review at Wandering the Pages
Review at Novel Characters
Book Spotlight at Sher A Hart: Written Art
Review at Fictionally
Review at J. L. Mbewe