Friday, June 19, 2015

Siren's Fury by Mary Weber {review}

Siren's Fury
by Mary Weber
♦publisher: Thomas Nelson Books
♦release date: June 2nd, 2015
♦hardcover, 352 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: The Storm Siren Trilogy, book 2
  review of book 1: Storm Siren
♦source: from publisher for honest review
"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?

Review: I'm not even sure where to begin with this one! An awesome sequel, for sure, but so many surprises at risk of getting spoiled!  How to even express my shock and wonder and awe without giving anything away?? Mary Weber is my new official "queen of punch-in-the-gut moments". If you read book one, you know this well.  And I will say that THANK GOODNESS this book starts the next moment after Storm Siren ends, because the last sentence of that book nearly killed me.  

Even without her powers, Nym is just as fierce as ever. And while she makes a seriously dark and risky decision to take matters into her own hands, you can see her desperate motivation clear as day. Nym gets torn emotionally in so many directions, stretched thin by guilt, helplessness, desire, fear, self-consiousness, don't trust this person, defend that person---you can see her constantly at war with herself.  She seems to have found a faithful friend in Rasha, and I love that this character has a bit of fire in her, too. Lord Myles is shady as ever, his "helpful" intention constantly in question, and Draewolf is power-hungry and monstrous--- but I love that Weber writes even her darkest of characters with enough complexity that the reader develops just the tiniest doubt of what lies beneath the evil intent.

While there were one or two moments that I found my attention waning, the intensity and excitement and danger that runs through most of the story more than makes up for it.  Here's how my emotions ran through it all:  hope instilled, hope dashed to pieces, hope reawakened, hope smashed with a hammer, absolute distress as a favorite character falls into dangerous clutches, absolute heartbreak and devastastion turns to joy as ...well. No spoilers! ;)  Once again, we're left with a killer ending and a long, torturous wait to find out what happens next! 

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  1. Yaaaay :D I'm so thrilled you loved this book Becky. <3 It was a four star for me, yet I also adored it so so much :) Such a stunning sequel. And yesss. That ending was evil :) Yet I loved it too. I just wish there had been more romance in this one.. sigh. Yet the plot was so amazing :) So glad you loved it all sweetie. <3 Thank you for sharing your gorgeous thoughts about it :)

  2. It' so awesome when a sequel doesn't fall flat. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Becky!