Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1)Storm Siren
(Storm Siren #1)
by Mary Weber
YA Fantasy
Hardcover320 Pages
August 19th 2014 by Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins


“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.

Praise for Storm Siren

There are few things more exciting to discover than a debut novel packed with powerful storytelling and beautiful language. Storm Siren is one of those rarities. I'll read anything Mary Weber writes. More, please! - Jay Asher, New York Times Bestselling Author of Thirteen Reasons Why

Weber's debut novel is a tour de force! A story of guts, angst, bolcranes, sword fights and storms beyond imagining. Her heroine, a lightening-wielding young woman of immense power and a soft, questioning heart, captures you from word one and holds tight until the final line. Unwilling to let the journey go, I eagerly await Weber's (and Nym's) next adventure - Katherine Reay, author of Dear Mr. Knightley

A riveting read! Mary Weber's rich world and heartbreaking heroine had me from page one. You're going to fall in love with this love story - Jospehine Angelini, internationally bestselling author of the Starcrossed trilogy

Elegant prose and intricate world-building twist into a breathless cyclone of a story that will constantly keep you guessing. More please! - Shannon Messenger, author of the Sky Fall series

Mary Weber has created a fascinating, twisted world. Storm Siren sucked in from page one - I couldn't stop reading! This is definite must-read, the kind of boo that kept me up late into the night turning the pages! - Lindsay Cummings, author of The Murder Complex and The Firs of Calderon

Intense and Intriguing. Fans of high stakes fantasy won't be able to put it down - C.J. Redwine, author of Defiance

My Review

Holy smokes! Storm Siren was amazing, heartbreaking, magical, desperate, terrifying... It was so much more than I was expecting it to be! It pulled all the emotions out: anger, sadness, joy, laughter, sighes, heartbreak. Oh, man. I'm still reeling a little from it all, especially with an ending that makes me wish that I didn't have to wait for the second book to release! 

I fell in love with the protagonist, Nym, from the first page when she first appears. She defies her would-be captors as she tries to protect a little girl. She was so broken, but so full of humanity and kindness, and had a fierce protectiveness for those less fortunate and innocent. I loved how alive her spirit was and that through it all she still tried to follow her heart and rise above it, even when she just wanted to give up. I also loved Eogen. Loved him in all his mystery and masks. I also loved Collin, the young and innocent boy who was willing to give his heart for his country and for Nym. There were a slue of other characters that brought a lot to this story as well. 

Then there were the villains. Talk about evil and insane. They were very good manipulators and very powerful. I definitely didn't like them, but I have to admit that they were all very well done and played their roles marvelously. I know we haven't seen the last of some of them.

Then there was this fantasy world. I loved Storm Siren! Loved it! Having said that, I would like to know more about this world and delve in even deeper into some of these characters, such as the king. I loved how different it was though. It was interesting to see Nym's past experiences with where she lived and then how each level of society lived and acted as the story progressed. It was all new and I liked how there is so much potential for the rest of the series in this world and with these characters.

If you enjoy fantasy, stories with fierce heroines and loyal friends, dashing men, manic and evil villains, romance that helps to build the story, and plenty of twists to surprise you, then I'd definitely pick up Storm Siren. I know I couldn't put it down from start to finish.

Content: Clean (There were some references to past questionable situations, some innuendo, and there was quite a bit of violence, but I would still consider this clean.)

Source: From the tour host and NetGalley, which did not affect my review in any way.


About 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. She likes orange trees, tattoos, and ALL the music. ;0)

BOOK 1 in my YA fantasy STORM SIREN trilogy releases Aug 2014 from Thomas Nelson, HarperCollins. Eep!


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