Storm Siren

By Mary Weber
Published on August 19, 2014
Published by Thomas Nelson
Source: Publisher
“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.
This book was a mixed bag for me. It started strong, lagged in the middle and then threw a massive shocker at me at the end.

I like Nym.  I thought she was strong, damaged, and the slightest bit crazy.  She had a hard time overcoming her emotions and calming the storm inside her self.  I wasn't a fan of her love relationship in this book.  I felt like we weren't given a good picture of how it developed.  I appreciate that the author took it slowly, but it was a bit too vague to make it completely believable.  Especially when certain revelations were made- I just didn't buy it  I wanted to, but I just couldn't.

The action in this book was awesome, and I hope the sequel will focus more on Nym's powers and the mythology behind the entire world that has been created.  There are a ton of unanswered questions and I can't wait to read it to find out what happens as the author expands this world.

All in all, the action was great, the powers were great, but I wasn't a fan of the love story in this book.  A good read, but not a favorite.

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