Saturday, May 2, 2015

Siren's Fury by Mary Weber Review

""I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists."

Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.

When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.

They may require who she is.

Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.

Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?"

NetGalley again. Thanks.

I'm killing myself. Seriously. I pretty much committed suicide when I picked this up. Today's date is far away from June 2, 2015, which is when this will be published. So... I'm like months, months, months ahead! And killing myself.

I have to give a shout out to that gorgeous cover! I love it. So pretty... I wish I have the book in person so I can like... stare at it all the time. The red, white, and black... And the smoke... Wow. Just amazing. It is even better than the first book's cover. 

Siren's Fury starts off with Nym powerless. As an Elemental and a girl who thinks her storm abilities to be a curse, she finds herself at lost without them. I think that is a brilliant move made by the author. Now that Nym is powerless, she is forced to become a survivor and make choices she wouldn't usually make. The circumstances change, and when Draewulf turns out to be alive (still!), things get very complicated. And it makes Siren's Fury so much more interesting. 

Nym lost two of her best friends (out of four). She is on the brink of losing Eogan, too, permanently unless she does something. Without Eogan, Nym has to survive. Nym has to make her own choices. And without seeing Eogan in the picture (unless you count Draewulf wearing Eogan's body to prom as him being in the picture), Nym's character is given a chance to expand. Without Eogan, she becomes much darker and is much more... tempted by the "devil on her shoulder." Obviously, you can tell that is Lord Myles. 

And her character changes, and she becomes.... Well, I can't really tell you what she becomes, because that would be spoilers. 

Plus, I love Princess Rasha. Rasha provides a fresh relief to the book's more serious problems. It is nice to see Nym dissecting things with Rasha. Girl talk is good for her. 

Siren's Fury is a crazy wild from beginning to end. I enjoyed it very much, though there is only one problem I have. The ending. It is practically an information dump on the head. Very anticlimactic compared to Storm Siren's ending.

But I still want to know... What will happen in the end? What will happen...? Oh, my goodness. Next year. I shouldn't had jumped the gun. Bad idea to read this so early! 

Rating: Four out of Five

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