Storm Siren by Mary Weber | Book Review #82

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“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.

Trigger Warning: Self Harm. 

Storm Siren is fast paced, and I think in total the book covers about 5 weeks. I’m not totally sure though, because the main character doesn’t follow any calendar that I know of. I love the theme of the book! That a person can control a type of weather is just amazing to me. I also like the creativity of the animals that Weber came up with, and the details that accompanied this story. I also love the fact that the character I hate the most got what they truly deserved.

I like the main character. I do. I just found myself annoyed with her hero complex. There are quite a few things that bothered me in the book that affected Nym; the main character. For starters, there’s a character in this book that puts Nym down emotionally and mentally, and that just pisses me off so much. It pisses me off because the lady who did that to her is literally the worst person ever in my opinion. And I’m also pissed off because Nym let what that horrid woman say to her sink in. Nym started to actually believe these things that the woman said to Nym. I just really believe that someone shouldn’t let someone have control over them like that, no matter what.

Ok, so the detailing of this book. You know when you read a story, and you aren’t sure if the book actually described what the character was seeing, or if you just imagined it all? That’s what happened to me with this book. I know though that I didn’t imagine anything, and I think that’s the beauty of this book. There are such great detailing descriptions of what Nym saw.

There are some parts where I was truly frightened. Where I was biting my lip reading to see if Nym and her friends would make it out alright. And there were parts were I was so angry I wanted to dive into the book and punch a character. No one should be treated that way, and no one should treat anyone that way. So you can imagine my happiness when the character finally died!

The ending to this book is one that I didn’t imagine at all. What a freaking plot twist!! I was so upset. I wanted to cry for Nym, and I wanted be so freaking angry as well. Like, Nym doesn’t deserve that! That shouldn’t have happened! As you can see, Storm Siren has made me very emotional over these characters. I’m mourning all of the characters that I adored all over again.

When I finished Storm Siren, I realized that there were so many questions I had for the next book. I obviously won’t ask them here, but still! So. Many. Questions!! I’m glad I have the next book from Netgalley, aha.

Thank you so much for reading my review of Storm Siren! Have you read this book yet? If you have, what did you think of it? What did you think of that ending?! I seriously can’t get over it..and I can only imagine what happens in the next book. — You can click the book cover below to be led to Storm Siren over on GoodReads.

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By the way, what do you think of the cover?! I love love love the cover. The cover is so pretty! The way the cover depicts her powers is just glorious. *heart eyes*

Until next time,

Adele

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