Rating: 3 stars
Published: August 19, 2014
“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, biza
rre 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.
There was a lot of hype around this book. While I didn’t love it, I did like it. This book ended up falling flat for me. The main character Nym is a slave and also an Elemental. There have only been males elementals, so that makes Nym an anomaly. They never really go into how she became the only female elemental. When your introduced to Nym she is in the process of being sold to her fifteenth owner. A woman named Adora ends up purchasing her. She then gives Nym an ultimatum to either be killed or be used to stop the war. From there on your see her you see her take the journey to learn to control her power.
I felt as if I couldn’t get completely into this book because I felt like I was waiting for Nym to just put on her big girl panties and get down to business. I also didn’t get the romance. Eogan was not romantic or even partially swoon worthy. He just had too many secrets. I did like that he was a person of color though. This book ended on a cliffhanger. I will continue this series because it intrigued me enough to find out what happens next.