Book Review | Storm Siren

Storm Siren by Mary WeberStorm Siren (The Storm Siren Trilogy #1) by Mary Weber

Hardcover, 320 pages

Published August 19th 2014

1.5/5 star

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!

The Story

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.

(Goodreads synopsis):

” ‘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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Book Review | Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Kindle Edition, 214 pages

Published March 30th 2011 (first published 1847)

1.5/5 stars

Well … that was depressing … AF …

The Story

(Goodreads synopsis):

“Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.”

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