Holla, mine own minons! How doth thee doth? This is a comical language, is’t not? I shalt taketh ov’r the w’rld and ruleth all of thee!
The present day’s booketh is the second one in The St’rm Siren Trilogy by Mary Web’r, and t is Siren’s Fury.
And I has’t eke did review the first booketh, St’rm Siren, and thee can findeth yond revieweth h’re.
“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?
What I thought:
Pretty cover! (Though, it’s my least favorite in the trilogy.)
So, sorry guys, but I’m still not a fan of this series. I mean, I like it, but… yeah. ANYWAYS. I definitely liked this book better then the first one, though it still wasn’t stellar.
Basically, the whole book takes place either in the Bron castle, or on a Bron warship (with the exception of a few deviations. Meaning, the first book had a lot of fantasy, while, this one kind of lost that touch since the castle and warship are made COMPLETELY OF METAL AND THEY ARE ALWAYS LOCKED IN THEIR ROOMS. Um, yeah.
But, that’s not why I like it. Or didn’t like it.
I liked it, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO EOGAN!! Sorry everyone, but I can’t STAND Eogan. At. all. And it wasn’t all “his green eyes and dark skin” or “what does he think of me?” or “I think he noticed me, but he hates me” kinda stuff. So … yay!
And this book, you actually met the villain instead of seeing him for all of one chapter! 🙂
The plot was really good, but … I feel that it could’ve been handled better. Well, I dunno. And I guess that I got use to the writing more, though I still feel that it could’ve been improved.
So, Nym was maybe a little more likable in this book, but I still didn’t really like her. And for a chapter I thought that I might like Eogan … but, no. Me no likey.
BUT. I did like Kel. He is ADORABLE!! Most likely my favorite character in the whole series!! I also liked Rasa and Miles (by the way, if I had to ship anyone, it would be those two). Annnd Kel’s father (who I can’t *gasp* remember his name!), and a servant (who I also can’t remember his name … I mean, come on! It’s been, like, a week since I’ve read them! I know, I know…).
Yeah, still that pesky romance. But, without giving much away, Eogan is … not himself. Though there still is romance, and I still don’t like how it was handled.
And I liked the story line, buuut, I don’t quite like how it was written.
Words of caution (aka, the bad stuff):
As I mentioned, there’s romance. There’s kissing, and saying the Eogan’s eyes take in her body/scanning over her, “wanting” Eogan/Nym, he does something suggestively (like quirk his brow, or half smile), etc. It’s a bit farther then I would’ve liked, but since Eogan isn’t there for most of the book, it’s not super bad.
Annnd, there’s still those swear words. They’re all ones that Mary Weber made up, but you can definitely (at least, I could) tell what they were standing in for.
There’s also magic. A lot of magic. Nym uses dark magic, as does Draewulf (obviously). Draewulf is also a “shape-shifter,” meaning that he takes over or posses a body and steals their element until they’re dead. Real happy stuff. So… just be aware of that.
And Nym is still struggling with self-harm, though it’s not as bad as the first book.
Lastly, there’s violence. Bodies torn apart; killing; bloody stuff; etc.
So, this book still wasn’t for me. Though I, personally, wouldn’t recommend it, apparently a lot of people really like it, so, I guess go for it! But I would say that this is for older teenagers.
Four Stars ∗∗∗∗
Has anyone read this (or wants to)? If you have, can you REMEMBER THE CHARACTERS’ NAMES?? I CAN’T REMEMBER AND IT IS KILLING ME SLOWLY INSIDE AND OUT!! And, which book should I read next: “The Witches’ Sleep” by Kaitlyn Dean, or “The Rise of Arebor” by Claire Banschbach? Guys, I NEED HELP! (also, was anyone able to read the beginning?? 😀 )