Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CSFF: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Song Stuck on the Brain: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Frozen



The CSFF Blog tour presents:

Storm Siren 

The Storm Siren Trilogy



MY TAKE:

I love the SciFi/Fantasy category. There are a lot of really cool imaginative minds in this world, Mary Weber's is one of them. No matter how much I like a genre, there are always a few stories that stand above the rest. Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Firebird... Storm Siren did that for me. From the amazing, beautiful cover to the captivating characters. I. Am. Hooked. I can't help but wonder when is the movie adaptation? Surely someone in Hollywood has to see the big screen potential here.

I love the setting. This fantasy world had a touch of steam punk and I love the combination. The descriptions are fantastic. Nym is a unique character in a way that's hard to define. She's both powerful and humble, full of self-doubts and anger, yet also is full of love and compassion to others. She may have super powers but Nym feels like a very clear glimpse into the human nature of us all. The allegorical nature of the characters and story is beautiful.

That's just a small part of the beauty of this book. It's deepness is something that hits after the fact. While I was reading, I was completely caught up in the action, politics, fashion, romance and espionage. I'll admit being a Storm Siren sounds pretty cool if you can control it. :)

The only complaint I had with the book was that it ended too soon. I didn't realize it was a trilogy at first so when it ended with a lead in for Siren's Fury, I was both thrilled and frustrated. I'm not a patient person. BUT as a writer I know how hard the author's job is and how time consuming writing and publishing a book can be. So I think the fact that the sequel is releasing June 2nd is pretty amazing.

I'm very excited to dive into the next book.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.” 

 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.




photo courtesy of Sarah Kathleen Photography

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.
{Facebook: marychristineweber, Twitter @mchristineweber, Blog: maryweber.com}



Check out the other tour members at: 

Julie Bihn
Lauren Bombardier
Beckie Burnham
Vicky DealSharingAunt
George Duncan
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Janeen Ippolito
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Simone Lilly-Egerter
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Jalynn Patterson
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Michelle R. Wood

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Glad you mentioned you the hint of steampunk: I'm surprised it's being marketed as a traditional fantasy since it felt far more akind to punk/new magic stuff than swords & sorcery.

And yes: there were several moments during the book I had brief Frozen flashes.