Storm Siren by Mary Weber

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4 out of 5

“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.

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I can say with all honesty that I really enjoyed Storm Siren. It was a fantastic mixture of YA and fantasy that left me wishing for more and staring mouth open catching flies at the ending!

 

Seriously… THAT ENDING WAS… I have no words.

Nym shouldn’t exist, that’s the easy way of putting it. All Elementals are killed when born, they are also male. Which makes Nym an enigma. She has absolutely no control of her powers and it is the reason that she has had 14 previous owners. On every occasion Nym has killed when her emotions get out of whack. While being brought out to be sold yet again, she sees a little girl that was bought already by a nasty man. She loses control of her powers and blacks out. Nym wakes up in a house belonging to Adora, her new owner. Here Nym meets Breck and Breck’s brother Colin who happens to have the ability to move earth. As well as Eogan, the man that is to teach her how to harness her powers so that Nym and Colin can go out on the front lines of the war and help change the tide.

 

Adora is straight up all aboard the crazy train. I knew her motives were less than stellar from the beginning. There was just something about the way she treat Nym and Breck that you just knew she was cray cray. Adora is the wealthiest land/money holder in Faelen and holds these lavish parties in which the King attends. She makes it well known that she has the favor of the King and has vested interest in the way the war between Bron and Faelen is going. She dresses in these ridiculous costumes all the time

Seriously, this is exactly what I imagined when picturing her in her frog costume!

 

I really loved Nym, it was amazing to see the amount of guilt that she let eat away at her for all the people she unintentionally killed. By far one of my favorite characters in a long while, the way she cared for Breck, her kinship with Colin, her back and forth relationship with Eogan and just her all around disposition on life.

Don’t even get me started on Eogan, that naughty, purposely omitting information man! I just can’t talk about him yet.

The ending though…. I mean COME ON! You straight up killed my heart Mary Weber. One thing I will say is that you sure as hell don’t have a problem offing main characters.

I can’t wait for the next book, although I’m unsure of where everything will go from here!

 

This ARC was provided by Thomas Nelson Fiction via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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