“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.
After reading a rather disappointing speculative fiction novel by one of my favorite authors, I decided to try a completely new author. I won’t lie – my expectations were low. It didn’t start well when I realized the novel is in first person. I’m not a fan of first person point-of-view, so I felt disconnected, at arm’s length from the beginning. After accepting the POV, however, I couldn’t put the book down.
Mary Weber crafted an engaging plot in an enchanting land with a variety of colorful, distinct characters. She pulled me in, giving me enough detail to visualize the story without boring me with details. Her characters are unique and troubled, yet likable and intriguing. The plot grabbed my attention, and her story-telling ability kept it. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
*I received a free copy of this book from BookLook bloggers in exchange for an honest review.