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?
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.
Nym is such a great main character. I felt like I knew her from the very first page. She is witty, brave, and broken... Something we all are at some point.
The rest of the characters are great too, as well as the otherworldly setting. I don't read a lot of fantasy stories, but this one was well-written and gripping. It's definitely the most unique YA novel I've read.
This book has a slight edge to it because it deals with some tough issues, including abuse and cutting, but it enhanced the story for me. The spiritual message is woven into the story subtly but strongly. I know that there are people out there that need to hear this author's message and I'm excited that they will get the chance.
Well done, Mrs. Weber. We CAN'T WAIT for the next installment.
(I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.)
My Rating: 5 stars!