Storm Siren (The Storm Siren Trilogy #1) by Mary Weber
Published August 19th 2014
This book had so much POTENTIAL (though let’s face it … all of it wasted)
Let me take a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor!
The end of this book just kicked me in the face with a major cliffhanger!
But let’s buckle our seatbelts for a moment because this review is about to get a little rough.
MAJOR SPOILER BELOW … it’s marked … but definitely resist the urge to let your eyes wander … you have been warned!
Orphaned from a young age, Nym is a slave facing her 15th sale. Nym has a dark past and a deep secret. A secret that could have her killed. A secret that has killed before. A secret that is about to be revealed and exploited in a twisted tale of politics and war.
Nym is an Elemental, able to control storms in a world where Elementals are always male and killed at birth. She shouldn’t even exist, and now she must fight to control her powers and keep from becoming a weapon in the wrong hands.
” ‘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 .”