Siren’s fury, / Mary Weber (Storm Siren Trilogy, 2)
Thomas Nelson (June 2, 2015) ISBN 9781401690373
Young Adult Rating: 4
In Siren’s Fury, Nym is an Elemental (one who is able to summon storms) used by those in power for their agenda. She risks her life to save her homeland in a battle, only to discover the shapeshifter Draewulf has stolen everything she holds dear. Tempted by Lord Myles to use dark powers to destroy Draewulf — regardless of the cost to her, Nym must weigh the choices facing her. When Nym chooses to tap into those dark powers, she defeats one enemy but faces another as her role in the final prophecy is revealed.
Weber’s storytelling engages the reader’s attention from the first page and holds it until the final chapter. Weber’s Storm Siren employs memorable secondary characters, imperfect primary characters, and plot twists even in the final pages.
The faith element is very light but compassion and emotional strength are valued, and the battle of good vs. evil is clear. For example, Nym’s Elemental power – the one she was born with — is considered good but the unnatural (dark) power is considered evil.
Fans of The Hunger Games, and Divergent with strong heroines battling for high stakes, as well as fantasy fans of Jill Williamson and Morgan Busse will want to read this series.
Recommended for teen collections in public libraries and school libraries.
Carol R. Gehringer
Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to Revell Reads for a free copy for the May 2015 blog tour.