Saturday, August 16, 2014

Book Tour: Review - Storm Siren

Title - Storm Siren
Author - Mary Weber
Series - Storm Siren #1
Genre - YA Fantasy
Published - August 19th 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.

I received Storm Siren in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by FFBC. Nym hasn’t always been a slave only after the accidental death of her parents was she forced to become a slave. She’s been sold more times than most having fourteen owners but it’s when she’s sold again that her life changes drawing the attention of Adora a wealthy influential women who sees who she really is. Elementals have been hunted to extinction they also are all male so Nym is extremely rare and Adora has big plans for her.
Adora sends Nym into training with Eogan who is also training young Colin in hopes that they will be able to save Faelen from the Brons who are intent on attacking with forces unlike any that Faelen has. Nym needs to control her ability with the storm or it could lead to more deaths, and she already has a lot of blood on her hands. In Colin and his sister Brek she finds friends and with Eogan she finds something she’s been lacking. However Adora also has her eyes set on Eogan which may just be her undoing. Will Nym be able to save Faelen? Will she deny her attraction to Eogan?

I liked Nym right from the start she’s had such a rough life but it’s made her stronger and it’s interesting to see where she came from. I also really liked Brek and Colin they are interesting characters who I think bring more to the story. I love Eogan he’s perfect for Nym which I think is what she needs and he helps cool her storm. Of course we have the bad guys in the story which I think are a must.
I knew from the moment I saw the cover that I had to read Storm Siren because it’s just so beautiful. Storm Siren is a fantasy novel that captures the reader right from the start loaded with action, suspense, and even a little romance. I’ve been burned out on epic style fantasy for a while but I found the story unique and refreshing it left me wanting more. I connected with Nym she’s not perfect and comes from a tragic back story which made her feel more real. I also found a few other characters in the story interesting even if I didn’t care for her Adora was very unique. I really enjoyed the way the novel is written it flows smoothly from start to finish it’s one of those books that’s easy to get lost in and I did lose all track of time. I loved Haven she didn’t have any lines but she found a place in my heart.  The author has created a spellbinding new series that is must read for all fantasy fan it has everything you could possible need. I highly recommend it, and it was a perfect book to pull me out of my fantasy funk. I can't wait for the next one. 
5 out of 5 stars

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Officially though: 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. She likes orange trees, tattoos, and ALL the music. ;0) 
BOOK 1 in my YA fantasy STORM SIREN trilogy releases Aug 2014 from Thomas Nelson, HarperCollins. Eep!


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