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CSFF BLOG TOUR | Storm Siren by Mary Weber- Review

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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.

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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!!!

Buy Links:
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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

JUST FOR FUN QUESTION:
Nym’s hair is long and white.
I once dyed my hair pink and LOVED it!
If you could color your hair any color, which would you choose?
***Comment below with your answer***

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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!!!

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