Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins
Here’s a book that’s been on my TBR for ages (well I guess only 3 years since that was when it was released), and I finally made time to read it. To be honest, it happened because I find out that the author was coming to ALA, and I wanted to collect her signature 🙂 But I’m so glad that I did!
After reading Roar by Cora Carmack earlier this year, I was ready to read more weather magic stories. Storm Siren did not disappoint, and, as a bonus, had some intriguing eccentric characters that I wasn’t expecting to see. The world building was also intriguing, and I hope we get to explore more of that in the second and third books. Overall, I basically ploughed threw this book to finish it as quickly as possible because it was so good! Great pacing and characters do that for you though 🙂
One thing that killed me: it ends on a major cliffhanger!! Normally, I hate that, but since the whole series is out, I can pick up the story where it left out at any time. Also, I checked the beginning of book 2 and can tell you that it retells that last bit of this book and continues right where it left off.
Have you read this book/series? What did you like or dislike?
“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.