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Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber eARC {4 Stars}

Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber is the sequel to the unique and torturous fantasy Storm Siren. Nym is back and fighting all the harder against a really bad situation. If you like unique cultures and magic, a heroine who kicks butt but is a bit hard-headed, and a romance that is sweet but rather ill-fated, definitely check out this series! To avoid major spoilers for Storm Siren, stop now if you haven’t read it and check out my review of Storm Siren instead!

Note: I received an advanced copy of Siren’s Fury from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber eARC {4 Stars}

Siren's Fury by Mary Weber (The Storm Siren Trilogy #2)
Published by Thomas Nelson on June 2nd, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Page Length: 352 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley
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"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?

4 Stars

Strengths:

  • We get to see a lot more of the world in Siren’s Fury, even if some of it is a bird’s eye view. I really enjoyed getting a better feel for the world beyond Nym’s home since she knew so little about what other cultures are actually like.
  • The magic in Siren’s Fury is hammered out a bit more and explained in a way that clicked much better with my mind. I love the different magic skills that people from the various countries have and finding out their origins was a lot of fun.
  • The plot of Siren’s Fury caught me completely off guard! Here I was thinking Nym was going to go off and save the day like normal, but no, she has to get all dark and badass and conflicted and epic! I love being surprised :D.
  • Siren’s Fury is full of action. Nym is nothing if not action-oriented ;-). No sitting around fainting for this girl!
  • I like that Weber includes slang that is unique to Nym’s world. It took me a little bit to get used to it, but it makes a whole lot of sense that Nym wouldn’t say the curses that we say since she is in a completely different world.
  • Siren’s Fury gets pretty darn spooky at times including undead and dark powers. It was just the right amount to keep me hooked without being completely grossed out ;-).

Weaknesses:

  • I am quite biased against love saving the day and Siren’s Fury does fall into that trap after a fashion though I won’t give away what actually happens of course.
  • Sometimes I just wanted to shake Nym and tell her to listen to her friends who clearly have good ideas. She is very much a fan of just going off on her own ideas despite evidence that she doesn’t have all the information.
  • I had a bit of trouble remembering enough details from book one to get caught up with everything. It mostly came back in the end, but I do recommend reading these two close together since the details matter a fair amount.

Summary:

Siren’s Fury is a solid sequel to Storm Siren. If you enjoyed book one, you’ll love book two! Though you should also be prepared for another ending that rips your heart out and leaves you dying to know what is going to happen next :D. Also be sure to check out the thank-you’s in the back for your’s truly!!!!!! <3

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings

Have you read this one? What did you think? Are you excited for it if you haven’t gotten to it yet?
– Anya

 

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Comments

  1. I read your review of book 1 back when you read it, but of course, I haven’t gotten around to reading the book yet. So I skimmed this review… But I’m really glad you liked it and I think the main character is exactly the type I like. Hoping to catch up on this series soon :)
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    • Hehe, I know the feeling and forgive you ;-) But now you can binge them because the cliffhanger from book one was killer!

  2. I was glad to see more of the world and magic, too, those Nym’s…hardheadedness (to avoid spoilers) definitely grated on my nerves. Great review!
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  3. I normally don’t read reviews past the first book in a series unless I’ve read them too, but this one actually sounds really good! I might have to check out the first soon :) Thanks for sharing!

    • I hear ya! It is good to know that the series continues in a good direction before getting started though ;-)

  4. Ooooh this gives me hope that I’m going to like Siren’s Fury as well! I’ve been worried because of how Storm Siren ended and the impression I’d gotten from the blurb for Siren’s Fury. I probably won’t get to it until later this summer at this point… But I look forward to it! :)

    You’re listed in the Acknowledgements?! :D That’s so exciting! I’ll make sure to check.

    • I was worried as well, but I tore through Siren’s Fury very quickly :D Yes, I am in the Pocketful of Thank yous :D

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