Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Nym is being sold, again. Over and over she is sold on the slave auction block! Her 15th time up for sale. That would be trauma enough for a teenager, but there is a lot more to her. Just before she is sold as normal, again, her hair color gives her away and she is snatched right up! Strange, rich, and powerful Adora has bought her. Her special powers can be a weapon that those in power plan to use her to wield. She in a war torn world with plenty of death, doom, gloom and bad things occurring.

Is her power and painful past a curse, or a blessing in disguise? Can she control her powers? In a war much larger than she is, what is right, and what is wrong? More so, what does she have to do to survive, and is that the same as living with yourself afterwards?

This book is pretty good, but there is room for more building and strength to the next book in the series.
I do hope to read the rest of the series, because it holds some promise! Parts are kind of slow, but the start is gripping, and it does progress. From the pain in Nym's life, she has one major issue that many girls who have been through abuse struggle with today. This part could be very helpful to the YA to which it is directed.

Carol :)
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. (AND I really appreciate it!) 

“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.

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