Saturday, January 23, 2016

Siren's Fury by Mary Weber - Five Star Review

Book Two in The Storm Siren Trilogy by Mary Weber.
You can find out more about Book One, Storm Siren at the bottom of this post.
"I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent my entire life abhorring-the thing I trained so hard to control-no longer exists."
Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he's destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.
When Nym is taken with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.
They may require who she is.
Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future. Or was that Draewulf's plan for her all along?
I was provided a complementary copy by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
We once again are following the magical heroine of the trilogy, Nym on her journey to survive and make the land a better place. After the MASSIVE cliffhanger of Storm Siren, we find Nym forced to rely on the kindness of those she does not trust. With the added drama of that, we are seeing less of a romantic play here in book two.
Nym finds herself without her power, and we see just how far she will go to protect those close to her. 
I absolutely LOVED book one, and I was not disappointed with the second of the trilogy. Nym is not your typical leading lady. We see that she has her faults, she still struggles with choices and she is flawed. This adds to her appeal as the only female elemental known in the lands.
Weber crafts more of the world around us here in book two and we are able to delve into a bit of the history that wasn't clear before. While I find myself missing some of the characters from book one, I feel that this may be may favorite of the two! 
Fantastic follow up, expertly written! Go grab book one, as I am off to anxiously await number three!
~Dowie
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. 
Twitter: @mchristineweber \ Facebook: marychristineweber
You can read my review of Book One in the Trilogy, Storm Siren - HERE

"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.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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