Monday, August 18, 2014

ARC Review of Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Goodreads Summary:
“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.

My Review:
Nym has had a very hard life. Bought and sold as a slave with no rights. She is not normal, she is cursed. She is an Elemental and the only female Elemental ever. According to the current laws she shouldn't even be allowed to live. When she is being auctioned off by her latest owner something happens. Her hood is removed and everyone instantly knows what she is. Ciaos ensues and Nym's dangerous abilities are unleashed. She wakes up in a strange place in a bed that isn't hers. Nym's life is about to change. She is taken by the court adviser who wants to use her as weapon to win the war or she will be killed. Nym's life now is like none she has ever lived. She has to go to parties and train with a bald boy named Colin who has powers of his own. Will Nym be able to kill the enemy? Can she choose to use her gift who has killed before by accident or is she destined to die? 

Nym is in a strange new world. Breck is the blind servant girl who is suppose to keep an eye on her and help her adjust. She is pretty spunky and I loved her. Colin is Breck's brother and has the power to manipulate the ground. During the day Colin and Nym are forced to train, to use their gifts to kill the enemy. This is hard for Nym as she has accidentally killed people, including her parents. So using her power around Colin and their trainer Eogan is hard for her. She doesn't want to hurt the people she has grown to care about. Especially Eogan. She is drawn to him and his mysterious way of calming her when he touches her. Will she be the weapon she is training to be?

Eogan is kind of a love interest of Nym. Nothing crazy intimate happens but, they are definitely drawn to each other. Eogan has been keeping a very big secret from everyone though. One that will change everything. After an attack on Faelen, it is time for Nym to go to war. This is a prime example that in war people die. People you love. Both sides experience significant lose. Especially when one side has an advantage over the other. This horrible monster the Bron's have on their side tips the tables. Not everyone will survive this war...

This book kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the last sentence. I never saw the end coming! The world building was great. It took me a bit to figure out what everything was that was being talked about. I am really hoping there will be a book 2! Get this one when it comes out people! 

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