This month we are doing a tour on Storm Siren by Mary Weber.
About the book:
Author: Mary Weber
Book: Storm Siren (Book One)
Genre: Science-fiction/fantasy/Young Adult/
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Age range: Older teen mature 17+
Lots of gore, death, and holds sensual scenes that would not be appropriate for younger readers.
“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?
Sadly I don’t have a good review. One, my week has been crazy so I can’t make this too long and two, I did not like this book.
In fact I disliked it so much, I’m debating on what to say and what not to.
Being a writer myself, I never like to be “mean” or only say bad things about a book, for I know there was a lot of time, heart and dedication put into this, but boy was I (the reader) disappointed.
I think what gets me the most on Storm Siren, is that I was expecting something Christian and received nothing. It wasn't even what I would call a “clean” read. It held no message, or really even a hope of one. Maybe some glimmers of redemption, but nothing really Christian. This was what I would call a secular work, and perhaps if that's what it claimed to be, I wouldn't be as hard on this tale.
I really hated the romance within it! I like romance and after all I’m a girl, but this was just shallow and at times inappropriate and sometimes confusing.
I honestly cannot think of anything I really liked about this book. Wish I could, but I can't. I’m grateful for receiving a copy and I see that this story has touched others, but I will not continue with the rest of the series.
You got my two cents, but be sure to see what the rest of the tour has to say about Storm Siren by Mary Weber.
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Michelle R. Wood
Storm Siren – http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Siren-Trilogy/dp/1401690343/
Author Website – http://www.maryweber.com/
Author Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/marychristineweber