Pages : 341
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
The cover is beautiful. There is just something about the stark white hair that draws me in every single time. ( think Sarah j. Maas throne of glass) I picked this book up as am eBook from my library as a precursor to the advanced readers copies of part two of this series that I have yet to review. The main character is Nymia, an elemental girl who shouldn’t even exist as everyone (in the book at least) knows elementals are only of the male persuasion. When you meet her she has been orphaned and passed on from owner to owner due to her inability to control her gifts, her most recent owner being a lady named Adora who promises to have her taught control if she will only agree to do whatever Adora wants when she wants. I have a love hate relationship with the end of this book, but overall it was a good book.
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 (taken from her website)
I’m Mary. I write books and work with teens. I have tattoos. I love old souls and belly laughter. I live in California with my husband and kids, and I’m the author of the young adult STORM SIREN trilogy from Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins.
AND BETWEEN YOU AND ME?
I’m completely in love with story. Yours. Mine. Everybody’s. I believe our stories are woven like threads into the fabric of our skin, our blood, our breath.
If I could, I’d pull you up a seat on the porch, serve you tea with sugar cubes, and beg to hear YOUR story. The one which, at times, has maybe surprised you, and other times bored you, and if I could venture a guess, has more often than imaginable left you feeling bloodied.
I’d listen. And choke up for the broken bits because I am the biggest ugly crier you know.
And then, after a while, when your words faded in the summer breeze (because that’s all you could remember to tell), that’s the moment I’d nod. I’d set down my chipped teacup, look you square in the eye, and tell you that, from my perspective, I see a person of beauty. Because you’ve chosen to press on through the bitter and let the bravery refine you.
I’d tell you that, the way I see it, in spite of the broken or the failures or the excruciating hurt we’ve caused, or the hurt that’s been caused us, there is a soul of wealth inside you. Inside me. There is so much more to who we are and who we can impact with our Stories—whether we stay in a small town our whole lives, or travel abroad. Because we’re made to live great ones, aren’t we? Wild adventures in which we can exhilarate and ache with this world full of lovely people, knowing that despite the different locations or cultural settings or character quirks, our underlying fears and grief and hopes are similar. We’re on this journey together.
And when we embrace that?
We’re powerful. Beautiful. Unstoppable.