May 26, 2015

Siren's Fury Tour: Review + Giveaway

Siren's Fury (The Storm Siren Trilogy #2)
Author: Mary Weber
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins

Rate: 5 Stars!


"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?
Siren's Fury is the second book in a magnificent YA fantasy trilogy. The story continues to follow Nym - an Elemental - which were thought to be extinct and impossible to be female. She's always hated her "curse" and the destruction that she brings to those around her. After being trained to control her abilities, Nym was able to rise up and protect Faelen - only to later find out that her powers had been destroyed by Draewulf in the process. When whispered promises of a different type of power and the promise of defeating Draewulf, Nym finds herself contemplating the offer. After finding out that the people of Bron have secrets of their own - and along with Draewulf's terrible new power - Nym has to decide if this darker power is worth everything - maybe even herself.

I have to admit that after reading and loving the first book, I had pretty high expectations and hopes for this book. So many series start out with a strong first book, only to fizzle out in the following installments. I'm so glad to be able to say that this was definitely not one of them. The writing was as mesmerizing as the first book and the story was both thrilling and completely enchanting.
I was immediately sucked back into the world that the author created before the end of the first paragraph. Everything about the Elementals continued to fascinate me. I loved learning even more about them - their history, their powers, the lore - I couldn't get enough. The characters continued to be well rounded, especially Nym. She's so different from the original girl we met at the beginning of the series. She's grown and matured so much - and continued to do both in this book as well. She learns to control her powers and then ends up saving the kingdom. Nym really matures and she starts to become the powerful woman she's meant to be. The other characters in the book were all very well written. They each continued to have distinct personalities with strengths and flaws like everyone else - which made them feel all the more realistic. By the end of the book I felt like I knew each of them personally and that I had experienced everything that occurred right alongside Nym.

The plot was once again full of action - mixed in with political intrigue, twists and turns, suspense, and even romance. The author did a fantastic job entwining all the different genres together to create a truly original and fresh series. There's lots going on throughout the book, which had me devouring each page as fast as I could in order to find out what was going to happen next. I don't do spoilers, so I'll just say this: the twists and turns will send you reeling - and the ending turned everything upside down and backwords. Talk about something you didn't see coming until it smacks you in the face and leaves you gaping in shock. Overall, I found this to be a phenomenal book in what continues to be an enchanting fantasy trilogy. The story had a quick pace and a natural flow along with tons of vivid imagery and detailed descriptions that allowed me to easily slip inside Nym's world once again. I was fully immersed in the story from the very beginning and I didn't (or couldn't) stop reading until I had finished it all - which happened in one sitting. I can't recommend this book highly enough. It will appeal to fans of fantasy, as well as readers who enjoy well written stories with an unique story. I'm already dying for the release of the last book and will probably be re-reading the first two at least a couple more times while I wait.

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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, is available now in bookstores and online, and SIREN'S FURY (Book 2 in the trilogy) will be out June, 2015 from TN HarperCollins.
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1 comment:

  1. I am so excited for Siren's Fury! I absolutely loved Storm Siren, and I can't wait to see how Weber continues the series. Plus, I am even more excited for it after reading your review. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!