Storm Siren  -     By: Mary Weber
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Storm Siren

Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Hardcover

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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 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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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.03 X 6.60 (inches)
ISBN: 1401690343
ISBN-13: 9781401690342
Availability: In Stock
Series: The Storm Siren Trilogy

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Author Bio

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. Twitter: @mchristineweber Facebook: marychristineweber

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Action-Packed Christian Fantasy with Romance and Elements of Steampunk
    January 14, 2015
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Storm Siren, by Mary Weber, is an action-packed fantasy with a few elements of steampunk and romance. When an advisor to the king discovers Nyms ability to control the weather, the woman buys Nym and forces her to train to use her skills as a weapon to end the age-long war their country is losing. But Nym does not want to kill anyone. She has done it so many times on accident that being forced into killing others sounds atrocious. Unfortunately, the alternative is death. Will Nym ever learn to control her abilities and come to terms with her power?

    Immediately upon viewing the cover of Storm Siren, I wanted to read it. The description made me even more curious. I always love a good fantasy, especially when the main character has special abilities. Storm Siren did not disappoint me. Storm Siren was interesting all the way through, with romance, mystery, and earth-shattering power.

    I enjoyed the plot. There was always danger and deadlines hanging over the characters. Threats, betrayal, and secrets came from every side as Nym fought to learn control of her abilities. Nym, Eogan, Colin, and Breck went on adventures into town and the forest and heard all kinds of strange rumors. The climax was amazing and tragic, and the end was a cliffhanger.

    One of the themes in the book is guilt. Nym was filled with guilt for the people she killed. Eogan, her trainer, however, makes the point that the guilt is good. Otherwise, peoples lives begin to lose their value in the killers mind. Even though war and killing is sometimes necessary, a person must never lose sight of the value of human life.

    Most of all, I loved watching Nym grow. At the beginning, she was very depressed and angry because of all the deaths she had caused. She thought she was a monster deserving only death. But Eogan, her other friends, and God taught Nym that she was special, important, and loved. Her power was only complete when she allowed God into her life.

    I am happy to say, I fully enjoyed Storm Siren and cannot wait until the next one!

    I received a free copy of Storm Siren from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 18, 2014
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
  3. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Work from a Promising New Author!
    October 14, 2014
    An Avid Reader
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Storm Siren - eBook.
    In a world where her kind is looked on with suspicion and distrust, where they were hunted nearly to extinction, where females of her kind aren't even supposed to exist, Nymia's greatest struggle is within herself. She has been bought and sold by numerous owners, one after the other. But what eats her alive is the things she has been made to do with her power. She is an Elemental, able to bring down the power of the storm clouds and use it against human beings. Some owners have tried to use her and ended up being injured by her power instead. You see, she has no control over it. But now she has been sold to her 15th owner, and things may be about to change. She has been offered the chance to receive training and become a weapon that may turn the tide of the war now rampaging her homeland.

    At first, it was the title of Storm Siren that caught my attention. But as I read deeper and deeper into the intricate fantasy world created by Mary Webber, I became more and more impressed. Every detail was masterfully described, and the characters breathed with life and emotion and personality. The story, with its twists and turns and secrets kept me turning pages. And I am already looking forward to Ms. Webber's next release. Part science fiction, part fantasy, all wonderfulness, Storm Siren is a book I would place high on my recommended reading list. So grab a copy, find a cozy spot to curl up, and dive deep into the world of Elementals!
  4. Columbus, GA
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    For Fans of Great Adventures in Invented Worlds
    October 12, 2014
    Columbus, GA
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    When I read Mary Webers author biography, I knew I had to read her book . . . any ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives deserves to have the first of these books read.

    I was thoroughly engrossed, but the last five paragraphs nearly killed me. Please write fast, Mary! Im ready to read the next book.

    As you might have guessed from her description of herself, Mary writes fantasy novels. In Storm Siren, she has created a land at war, a land full of royalty plotting behind each others backs, slaves with secret powers, monsters who can climb inside people's skin, tall dwarves, man-eating horses, and mystery. Readers are cheering for Nym, an anomaly in this world, a girl with the ability to control the weather who would be sentenced to die if what she is were to become known. One woman does know, however, and purchases Nym to be her slave in order to train her as a weapon for the war.

    Nym is tormented emotionally. She sees her gift as a curse, trusts no oneespecially herself, and only wants to hide where she will do no one else any more harm. She carries the scars of her life on her arms. But she is suddenly surrounded by people who seem to believe there is good in her, who want to help her succeed, to become what shes truly intended to be.

    I received a complimentary eCopy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this honest review. I recommend it to fans of great adventures in invented worlds.
  5. Atascadero CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fantasy with Substance
    September 17, 2014
    Jeanette Morris
    Atascadero CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Even as a non-fan of fantasy, I am a fan of Mary Webers out-of-the-box, breakout novel, Storm Siren. So glad its a trilogy, because one dose of Webers quirky approach to the genre wasnt nearly enough. Ive been following Webers blog (A Girl and her Books) since its inception. Her approach to the inter-relational world of social networking and her book-recipe-family-funstuff sharing drew me in and held on. And thats what happened again when reading Storm Siren.

    Disclosure: Im not a YA person! Im a Baby Boomer. Eeek! Old! But with that moniker alone, I qualify to stand up and cheer for Marys protagonist, Nym, and her strong, yet vulnerable, persona. I also appreciate the unexpected weirdnesses that flow throughout the plot and story world (for me, reminiscent of Wizard of Ozish meets Alice through the Looking Glass weirdness). Love the classics.

    Even more significant for me are the novels thematic elements of self-realization and acceptance, compassion, belonging, sacrifice and redemption. Without theme, a story is just a story. Storm Siren has substance.

    Anyway, Ive got a signed first edition in hardback, just in case this trilogy (and hopefully others to follow) rise to the level of classics and best sellers that young and old(er) can all enjoy, muse over, and read again for generations. When a fresh voice with a slightly off-kilter but endearing attraction steps awkwardly and courageously onto the stage, I want a front row seat.
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