Sunday, April 12, 2015

Storm Siren by Mary Christine Weber Review

Genre: Young Adult fantasy
Series: The Storm Siren Trilogy (Book 1)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10:  1401690351
ISBN-13: 978-1401690359

“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.”
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 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?

Reviews "Readers who enjoyed Marissa Meyer's Cinder series will enjoy this fast-paced fantasy which combines an intriguing story line with as many twists and turns as a chapter of Game of Thrones!"--Dodie Owens, Editor, School Library Journal Teen
"Weber builds a fascinating and believable fantasy world. Inventive and entertaining." --Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will easily find themselves captivated. The breathtaking surprise ending is nothing short of horrific, promising even more dark and bizarre adventures to come in the Storm Siren trilogy."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
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My Review:
This was a great new world to read and learn about. The author has created unique characters and a unique setting. The idea of slavery is an old one, however the author had her own twist on how the slaves were sold and the payment method. I liked that the author included many personal dilemmas in the book, and they made me think about the choices that I would make in the same circumstances. I hate cliffhangers, and this book has a pretty big one. I really enjoyed the paranormal aspect of the book as well. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review via CSFF, however all opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. You're quite right about the number of dilemmas in this book! I read a writing advice site that mentioned that you should construct your story by continually giving your protagonist two bad choices. Unluckily for Nym, I think Weber took that advice.... Good thoughts!