Published by Thomas Nelson on June 2, 2015
Series: Storm Siren Trilogy #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
Also in this series: Storm Siren
"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?
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Siren’s Fury is the second book in the young adult fantasy trilogy series by the same name. I absolutely LOVED the first book, Storm Siren. It was one of my favorite books of 2014. So I was super excited for Siren’s Fury to come out. Especially since Storm Siren ended on one um-dinger of a cliff hanger. I am starting to think that Mary Weber loves torturing us because Siren’s Fury both started out and ended with something that just about stopped my heart. I absolutely loved the ending though. I may or may not have actually hugged the book when I was done. #IsThatWeird?
Siren’s Fury is not as heavy on the romance as the first one was. Rather, it is focused on the mounting war aspects and building up the history of the various nations involved. Mary Weber is a world building genius in my opinion. Her writing is not overt, but the magic is in the way that she subtly weaves in so many details, that this wildly different world felt so real to me that I swear it was like I was learning about these nations in a history class. Even their own histories felt rich, and complex and so real. I will say that you do need to read these books carefully, and preferably back to back or at least close together, because the details and names are all a lot to grasp and catalog. It took me a little bit of time to re-gain my bearings in the world, but once I did, I was completely absorbed in Siren’s Fury.
And can we just talk for a second about those covers? I just want to pet them over and over again. They are so pretty. And this one fits in so perfectly with the new power that is at play in the book. Speaking of the new power, there are oh-so-many things that I want to say in this review, that I just can’t because the whole plot of this book is wrapped around one huge spoiler. And I don’t want to do anything to ruin it. But I will say that Mary Weber flat out ripped the heart out of my chest in the first couple of chapters. I almost put the book down, I was so distraught. But if you are like me, KEEP READING. Trust me on that. This book is a little light on the romance, so be warned in that aspect, but I doubt you will notice all that much, because there is so much going on elsewhere with the plot.
Siren’s Fury is an excellent addition to the Storm Siren world. History buffs will really get into this book. And yes, I know that it is not history of our countries and our world, but I swear I felt like I was back in some of my history seminars in college. I absolutely loved it. History and fantasy seamlessly woven into one kick ass young adult novel. I loved Siren’s Fury and I cannot wait to get my hands on the final book in the trilogy. (is it too late to turn this into a longer series Mary?? Please, I will give you a cookie…)
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