My Review: 5 Meat Eating Horses (you've got to read the book to understand that one!)
I have to say that I really wonder why these books are published with certain publishers. This is another one that was published via HarperCollins Christian division called Thomas Nelson, but the book has no Christian themes. Don't let that scare you away if that was what you are looking for!! This is a wonderful Teen/YA story of a girl who is an Elemental.
This book reminded me of that show Avatar the Last Airbender, where people could use the elements as magic. I can't wait to see what Mary Weber has in store for us with the next book due out in June of 2015.
This book ends on a REALLY BIG Cliffhanger, so be warned!! You will be screaming at the book when you read it. I know I was.
I was kind of pisses at the main character for not standing up for herself in part of the book. But, I guess that has to deal with the fact that she has been a slave her entire live. I really hope that we get more past history in book two or even in a prequel. I would love to know more about their world. As this book doesn't cover that much.
The world building was fab! I loved and hated the descriptions. Some I had to go back and reread as I wasn't getting a clear picture on what was going on. But, I think that might have been due to the lovely migraine I had at the time. I also love that this book comes with the Reading Group Guide that has 8 great questions to discuss.
I really liked the characters. But I wish that some of the people that died wouldn't have. I can't go into that too much because it’s a spoiler. But, it was kind of odd. I was surprised but not overly caring about them crocking. It didn't hit me as much as some of the other times characters died. So I wish that I would have been more connected with some of the other side characters so that it would have ripped my heart out when they died (if that makes sense).
What else can I say? Well I can definitely say that you need to read this book. I loved it!! I hope that in book two we get to see that the slaves have been freed. And I kind of hope that our main character becomes some sort of queen, etc. I hope she helps liberate the other slaves and more. I think that it would be good for her as well as for those who have been used, abused, etc.
Go Into This One Knowing
It’s kind of slow paced, but it’s still great. It’s pretty long as well. But, you will be watching the pages fly by as you read it really fast. It’s just that good! And don't let the publisher stop you from reading it if you don’t read Christian themes. It has no Christian themes at all.
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"There are few things more exciting to discover than a debut novel packed with powerful storytelling and beautiful language. STORM SIREN is one of those rarities. I'll read anything Mary Weber writes. More, please!" -Jay Asher, New York Times bestselling author of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY "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.