Storm Siren by Mary Weber Book Review

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

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I am really surprise that I have not heard about this novel before requesting Siren’s Fury, on Netgallery until I realize it was a sequel of the Storm Siren. Now that I have taken the time to read Storm Siren, I’m even more confused on why this book isn’t more popular! It’s really an underrated book. The Storm Siren goes right next to The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and Firewalker by Josephine Angelini on my bookshelf.

It’s really hard to judge a novel when it’s in a series, because I am not sure if the lack of detail provided to us are hints or questions that need answering in the other two novels. I am really curious to know the answers to:

Why is it required to kill all Elementals?

Why is our protagonist Nym the only female Elemental?

Why are only males Elementals?

Why are the born as twins, with one blessed and one cursed?

Even though I truly love how this novel focuses more on the political concept of war between three neighboring kingdoms and their king, and how they accept the Uathùil are all interesting concepts that I enjoy. I also enjoyed our female heroine Nym. She has a good hear, and wants to desperately to protect the people that she cares about even if it’s from herself. Let me just say that Nym is extremely powerful despite her moody behavior at times.

“My hailstorm tore them limb from limb.”
― Mary Weber, Storm Siren

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She distaste people being hurt, or even hearing someone being hurt. She always thinks of herself as a monster, cue teenage self-esteem issues here, and always has moments of typical teenage angst at times. She constantly, and I mean constantly doubts her control within herself, her abilities, along with her powers. Nym is very serious which is why Colin is my favorite character.
Colin is bald, cocky, extremely muscular and did I mention he is an utter goofy ball? He’s constantly joking around Nym to the point where she finds him rather annoying at times. I love Colin’s character because if it wasn’t for him I believe most of the dialogue would be rather boring. Despite how silly Colin, he is extremely loyal towards his twin sister, who is a hardworking servant while he is able to manipulate earth (think earth bender from Last Avatar).
There is another character named Eogan that almost touched my heart but not as much Colin. Colin takes the cake!

“He skims his fingers across my neck to move aside my long braid, and I try not to remember the protective look on his face from earlier or notice his earthy scent or the way my rib cage squirms as he leans in, like I’ve got a trapped butterfly in there.”
― Mary Weber, Storm Siren

There is a soft touch of romance that I hope will expand as the series continues. I love the style of writing that  Mary Weber, has been she introduced the romance between characters by using all of  the five senses to describe how the character feels without saying ” OH I totally have a crush on this McHawty!”

three-stars

This novel is 341 pages which is real quick read as well as a light-hearted, I gave this novel 4 stars.  I also love the fact that this novel has diversity within the skin  tone. I can’t believe the cliff hanger, my heart really ached! I wanted to be pity and give it 1 star less because of the cliff hanger but that only increased the need to read the sequel, that’s good writing.Kitty Mini BannerHappy Reading!
~Lia

About Mary Weber

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. Her debut YA fantasy novel, STORM SIREN and SIREN’S FURY are available now in bookstores and online, and SIREN’S SONG will be out March 2016 from TN HarperCollins.

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