Saturday, September 20, 2014

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

About the Book
"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.

My Thoughts
I tend to shy away from fantasy books because I just haven't found many that I've actually enjoyed. Storm Siren was the rare exception! As soon as I saw the cover and description for this book I knew I had to take a chance on it and I am so very glad that I did!
It's hard to put this book into words! It was beautiful, action-packed, and just plain awesome! The fantasy world was brilliantly written and felt almost real. I loved all the different characters and their unique abilities especially Nym, Eogan, Colin, and Breck! The story was constantly moving and I was never quite sure what was going to happen next.

This is a brilliant debut author and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next!

Meet 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. Twitter: @mchristineweber Facebook: marychristineweber

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you liked this one! I really enjoyed it too and can't wait for book two! Since all the characters were awesome it was really hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Abbi Hart said...

Laura-You're welcome! Yeah the characters were all fantastic!

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