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Book Tour Review & Giveaway | Storm Siren by Mary Weber

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Welcome to the Storm Siren Book Tour hosted by my friend Laura over at Crafty Booksheeps!!!

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Storm Siren
by Mary Weber

Young Adult
Hardcover, 320 Pages
August 2014
Thomas Nelson

Summary from Goodreads:
“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.

ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS SHELF!

What Others Are Saying:

“There are few things more exciting to discover than a debut novel packed with powerful storytelling and beautiful language. “Storm Siren” is one of those rarities. I’ll read anything Mary Weber writes. More, please!”JAY ASHER, “New York Times” bestselling author of “Thirteen Reasons Why”

“Storm Siren” is a riveting tale from start to finish. Between the simmering romance, the rich and inventive fantasy world, and one seriously jaw-dropping finale, readers will clamor for the next book–and I’ll be at the front of the line!”MARISSA MEYER, “New York Times “bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles””

Readers who enjoyed Marissa Meyer’s Cinder series will enjoy this fast-paced fantasy which combines an intriguing story line with as many twists and turns as a chapter of “Game of Thrones”!” —Dodie Owens, Editor, “School Library Journal Teen”

Weber builds a fascinating and believable fantasy world. Inventive and entertaining.” –“Kirkus Reviews

Fantasy readers will feel at home in Weber’s first novel . . . a detailed backdrop and large cast bring vividness to the story.” –“Publishers Weekly”

Readers will easily find themselves captivated. The breathtaking surprise ending is nothing short of horrific, promising even more dark and bizarre adventures to come in the Storm Siren trilogy.” –“RT Book Reviews,” 4 stars

Buy Links:
Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo Books * The Book Depository * Barnes & Noble * Books A Million

My Review:

Ya’ll, I have been waiting for this book from the minute I heard it was coming out….and it’s finally here!!!
First, I have to say that I absolutely love the cover- isn’t it to die for?
Now, let me tell you why you need to read Storm Siren…
#1 The World Building- the author does a fascinating job of creating a setting that is dark, dangerous and just overall awesome! This world was creative and unique to others I have read in the fantasy genre.
#2 The Characters- I was easily able to empathize with Nym from the first few pages of the story. There is something mysteriously beautiful in this character and I don’t want to give too much away here, but she surprised me in so many ways. I love that she is an elemental, this isn’t something I have seen in Christian fantasy very often…if ever. Secondary characters (Eogan, Colin, and Breck) add so much to the story and I was thrilled to get to know each one little by little.
#3 The Overall Message- to me, this story is a wonderful reminder that “to whom much is given, much is required”. As Nym had to learn to hone her powers, she also had to choose to use them for good. While we may not be able to manipulate the weather, God has gifted us with certain traits that we can strengthen and choose to use for the good of others and the glory of God.
Basically, I absolutely loved this debut and I cannot wait for the next installment in the series! If you are a fan of adventure, fantasy, strong characters and wonderful worlds…don’t miss Storm Siren!!!

*****5/5 STARS- 2014 FAVE NEW SERIES!!!*****

About the Author:

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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.

Author Links:

WEBSITE
GOODREADS
TWITTER
FACEBOOK

Giveaway:

Want to enter Nym’s world in Storm Siren and read more of her story? Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win not only a hard copy of Storm Siren, but also a $5 Starbucks gift card where you can enjoy reading it with a cup of your favorite coffee/latte! One winner will also receive a Storm Siren inspired necklace made by Mary’s daughter! Giveaway is open to US residents only.
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At JoJo's Corner you will find book reviews for Christian fiction and nonfiction, with a few Bible study reviews thrown in here and there. I have a passion for great Christian books and their amazingly awesome authors!!!

3 thoughts on “Book Tour Review & Giveaway | Storm Siren by Mary Weber

  1. I have to agree with you JoJo that this is a new fave series for me! Your review shows the awesomeness of Storm Siren! Thanks so much for being part of the tour! 😀

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