Title: Storm Siren
Author: Mary Weber
Genre: Fantasy, supernatural/paranormal, fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Fiction)
Pages: 341 pages
Publication Date: 19th August 2014
My Rating: 4/5
Hi there friends,
A couple of days ago I finished reading this lovely book by Mary Weber and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book isn’t released until the 19th August 2014 so here’s a quick sneak preview of this gorgeous book and my thoughts about it!
Nym is a slave, but she’s so much more than that. She’s also the rarest, most powerful Elemental the kingdoms have ever seen. Never before has a female Elemental been before. With guilt, inner conflict and hidden desires, can Nym alone be strong enough to end the war between the kingdoms of Bron and Faelen?
I received a free copy of ‘Storm Siren’ by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Storm Siren attracted me from the cover alone. The artwork is incredible and really lured me into wanting to read it. I’m really glad that I chose to read it as well because the book is as stunning as the front cover. It did take me quite a while originally to really get into the book, mainly because it started as a run-of-the-mill kind of fantasy book with generic characters but it quickly became so much more.
Weber writes her characters flawlessly. The inner conflict and depression which Nym feels is tangible and made her character so much more realistic. As the only female Elemental, she feels out of place with no support but is independent enough to realise the horrors in the world which she is surrounded by. From beginning life as a slave to mastering her skills as the Storm Siren, Weber makes Nym a perfect protagonist. Conflicting her desires, motivational drive and morality in her decisions, Nym faces tough decisions and something tells me that in the next book these choices will just get tougher. The other characters just added to the world perfectly and made this an enjoyable read.
***WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW***
There were several errors in the Kindle edition which I found mildly frustrating. Silly typing errors, layout problems and they just made it that bit more difficult to read and enjoy fully. There’s also way too many deaths in this book, one or two’s ok but she’s gone all J.K Rowling and is killing off the main characters like nobody’s business.
***END OF SPOILERS***
Overall though, not only does she have brilliant characters, Weber can certainly write a cliffhanger. Now that ending was just plain unfair! How can we be forced to wait another year for this book, I need it now! A great ending and I need to read the second book as soon as possible! A lovely read and brilliant piece of fantasy fiction.
This book was a fun read and I really enjoyed it. If it wasn’t for the typographical errors and the slow start to the book, this probably would have been given five stars. If you want to grab a copy of the book when it’s released, without the advanced copy errors it will be available from Amazon UK HERE. If you read the book, let me know what you think in the comments below!