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Title: Storm Siren
Series: Storm Siren Trilogy
Author: Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins
Publication Date: 08/19/2014
Synopsis from Goodreads: “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.
What can I say? I have an affinity for Sci Fi/Fantasy books and YA novels. Storm Siren is both.
I am always fascinated by books where characters can control the elements. For some reason the idea of being able to control what the air or the weather does is just wonderful to me. This book is no exception.
Many YA novels start out slow, but not Storm Siren. This book takes off with a fury that sets the pace for the rest of the novel. Everything builds up to the finale, making the book difficult to put down (although I had to for sleeping and school purposes lol).
Storm Siren is easy to follow – there was only one spot I had trouble following what was going on and I felt like maybe somehow a page got left out of the Kindle version of the book I was reading. But I was quickly able to recover and get back on track. The ending was great – and makes a perfect lead in to the second book (which I will also be reviewing here shortly).
A great read from Mary Weber with lovable characters, villains you can just let your hatred for seethe and burn, and a story line that makes for an incredible novel. This one gets five stars from me.
I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.