About Mary Weber
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 and Siren Fury are available now in bookstores and online, and Siren's Song will be out March 2016 from TN HarperCollins.
Book reviews by Suze
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Seventeen-year-old Nym is a slave in the kingdom of Faelen which is part of the Hidden Lands. She's been sold many times already and is going from owner to owner. Nobody can contain her. She's an Elemental and one who shouldn't exist because she's female and not male. When a court advisor recognizes her power Nym finds herself in a completely different position all of a sudden. Instead of being a slave she's now a weapon in the war Faelen is fighting against their neighboring country Bron.
Finally there's someone to train Nym. His name is Eogan and he isn't like anyone Nym has ever met. He respects her and she feels at ease with him. Only he's supposed to prepare her to unleash her destructive power on a large scale. Will Nym be willing to take that risk?
Storm Siren is one big adrenaline rush. Nym has more power than she can handle and finally there's someone who can teach her to control it. Only that comes with a price as she will have to use it in a war. Nym is compassionate and loving and she doesn't take fighting lightly. I loved her fierce character and the way she stands up for herself and everyone she cares about. She has a lot of battles to fight, not only physical ones. She also has to learn many things in a short period of time which was fantastic to read about.
I love the way Mary Weber tells her story. She has a great writing style and I enjoyed reading her beautiful sentences. She makes her story come to life so well and even the smallest details have their own special meaning. I loved this book, it's a rollercoaster ride I didn't want to see the end of. It's such a treat that there are two more books in the series.
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Nym has given everything she had to give to win the final battle in the war against Bron. The war in the person of Draewulf has taken her friends and the person she loves. What's even worse is that he's also taken her powers. Being an Elemental is what Nym has always been able to count on when there was nothing else and without her powers to control the elements she feels empty. Which is why she starts looking for a way to regain what she has lost.
Nym travels to Bron in an airship to fight another big battle. She has to defeat Draewulf, but she needs some kind of power to do so. Lord Myles, who's traveling with her from Faelen, makes her an offer she can't refuse, but maybe it isn't the wisest decision to follow his plan. Having new powers will come with a price, something that makes the battle Nym has to fight a lot more difficult, because she can also lose herself in the process.
Dreawulf is a terrible opponent who has a lot of experience with power and magical experiments. Nym has to find a way to defeat him without endangering Eogan's life. I couldn't wait to find out if she'd be able to pull it off. She's feisty, she speaks her mind and she won't take no for an answer. She has to fight battles on so many different fronts and still she manages to keep it together. I couldn't wait to find out more about her powers and her origin.
Nym needs powerful allies. She can't defeat Draewulf on her own. I kept holding my breath each time he confronted her. I loved how much tension Mary Weber put into this book. I couldn't stop reading and moments to breathe were scarce. It's one action scene after another. They kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading which is exactly what I wanted.
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Draewulf has gained a lot of extra power. So much that Nym isn't sure how she can defeat him any longer. She has to find a large number of people who will be willing and able to help her fight her final battle against Draewfulf. He's an opponent who has such big and awful plans that it's almost unbelievable. She has to travel to the other kingdoms of the Hidden Lands to raise an army and to convince the leaders of Draewulf's power and intentions.
There's hardly time to regain strength and to prepare for the largest battle of all time. The Hidden Lands have to work together to defeat the monster who wants to destroy everything. Will Nym be able to defeat her opponent? She's willing to give everything she has, but what will be the price she has to pay in her quest to defeat Draewulf?
Siren's Song is the beautiful finale of a story about good and evil. Greed can be the most destructive thing there is and Mary Weber describes that in an amazing way. Her stories are absolutely fantastic. I loved the final battle, it's such a wonderful scene that brought tears to my eyes. There's a lot of built up tension which is being released in a unique, impressive and fitting final moment. I loved the ending of the story as much as the journey to get there.
Mary Weber has written a brilliant trilogy. I loved the fighting scenes, the political strategizing, the love, the friendship, the variety of abilities and the amazing main characters. Everything about this story is exactly as it should be. I highly recommend The Storm Siren Trilogy to anyone who loves a great YA fantasy story.
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